Egypt Blacks Out Coverage of Sisi’s 60 Minutes Interview

by Joe Stork CBS’s flagship news program 60 Minutes provocatively promoted its interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as “the interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV.” After CBS recorded the interview, Egypt’s ambassador to the United States as… Continue Reading

Panetta’s Iran comments applauded by AIPAC, played down by Pentagon

Last night Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made claims about Iran’s nuclear program on CBS News that AIPAC has applauded but the Pentagon has tried to “play down”. Speaking inside the President’s “doomsday plane,” Panetta told anchor Scott Pelley that… Continue Reading

U.S. Afghanistan Commander: ‘The United States Is Going To Be Here For Some Period Of Time’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, the U.S. military commander atop international forces in Afghanistan said U.S. forces would not be leaving the war-torn Central Asian country any time soon. The comments by… Continue Reading