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Midday: Iraq, Tom Heffelfinger and Gerald Heaney

Posted at 8:43 AM on May 25, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)

At 11 a.m., University of Minnesota political science professor Colin Kahl joins Gary Eichten to talk about the war in Iraq. He has just returned from Ft. Riley, where he observed the training of U.S. Army advisors on their way to Iraq and Afghanstan. Professor Kahl has done research for the department of Defense in Iraq, and teaches about terrorism and U.S. foreign policy.

In the first part of the noon hour, Thursday's speech to the Hennepin County Bar Association by former U. S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger. He spoke about the independence of the federal judiciary and the controversy over the firings of U.S. Attorneys.

After that, from our Voices of Minnesota series, an interview with retired federal Appeals Court Judge Gerald Heaney. This spring, President Bush signed legislation naming the Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and United States Courthouse and Customhouse in Duluth.


Comments (1)


If we did not/do not plan on a permanent presence, then why are we building the largest embassy in the world in Baghdad? This embassy construction is the only thing in Iraq on schedule. And it is bigger than vatican City.

Posted by keith linsley | May 25, 2007 11:53 AM