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Week of 6.6.08

Dialogue with Dictators?

NOW's David Brancaccio talks with the former head of U.S. Central Command, Admiral William J. Fallon, who resigned in March after a year of duty. Fallon was considered to be at odds with the Bush Administration's Middle East policy toward Iran. The former commander of U.S. military forces in the Middle East and Central Asia, Fallon was portrayed in Esquire magazine as the man in the military preventing the administration from going to war with Iran. Fallon thought his profile was twisted into a personal attack on President Bush. Esquire stood by the story.

More from NOW: Excerpt: Esquire: "The Man Between War and Peace"

Related Links:

CNN: "Admiral: Bush Doesn't Want War with Iran"

Washington Post: Commander Rejects Article of Praise



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