In January 2003, Norman Solomon and Reese Erlich accurately predicted many of the Iraq War’s disasters in their book Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You. There were no weapons of mass destruction; the overthrow of Saddam Hussein would lead to a pro-Iranian government in Baghdad; and the country could face a long civil war. Over the past 10 years Solomon has continued to be one the country’s best known media critics as head of the Institute for Public Accuracy. In 2012 he ran for Congress as an anti-war Democrat in northern California. Erlich has reported from Iraq a total of four times and made numerous trips to Syria and other nearby countries on assignment for CBC (Canada) Radio, the Daily Beast, Global Post, NPR and others. They will discuss the significance of the Iraq War and offer a critique of current media coverage of the region.
UU members and the wider community are invited to join the engaging program of the UUCB Public Forum on April 7.
Doors Open at 6:30. Program at 7:00 PM Admission Free. Donations Welcome.
A Reception, Book signing, Community Engagement period will follow the program.
This UUCB Public Forum is co-sponsored by KGNU Community Radio, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and Boulder Veterans for Peace.