This week on NOW:
HIT OR MISS IN IRAQ
What's working and what's failing in the U.S.-led effort to battle the
Iraqi insurgents? Video journalist Brian Palmer, who was recently
embedded with U.S. Marines in Iraq's volatile Anbar province, gives us
an uncensored, inside look at the extremely dangerous and often
overwhelming job of fighting the committed insurgency.
"I don't see any more good coming out of being here," Lance Corporal
Damon Broussard told Palmer. "You can only make so much progress and
then you have the guys hiding behind the scenes planting IEDs and
stuff...You can only do so much until you friggin' slam your face into
the wall so many times."
AFGHANISTAN: THE "OTHER WAR"
David Brancaccio interviews writer Christian Parenti about his latest trip to Afghanistan. Parenti provides an insider's view of what's really going on in America's "other war." Parenti is a correspondent for THE NATION, and the author of three books: "The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq", "The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror," and "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis."