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‘Chris Stevens Was a Hero’ to Libya

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Posted on Sep 13, 2012
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U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, seen in Tripoli, was killed in Bengazi this week on the anniversary of 9/11.

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole, recently returned from Libya, says “Libyans love the United States and ... [Ambassador] Chris Stevens was a hero to most of them.” Also: captured by the Taliban; progressives’ racial divide, and presidential debates.

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Juan Cole, recently returned from Libya, says “Libyans love the United States and ... [Ambassador] Chris Stevens was a hero to most of them.”

Jere Van Dyk is a counterterrorism consultant for CBS News and a reporter who has covered Afghanistan and Pakistan since the 1980s. He was captured by the Taliban in Pakistan, and has a unique perspective to offer on the new book co-written by one of the two Navy SEALs who shot Osama bin Laden.

Truthdig political columnist Bill Boyarsky is tired of getting hate mail from his lefty readers for asking them to vote for President Obama. Like Tom Hayden, Boyarsky has noticed that there is a racial divide among progressives, with Latinos and African-Americans supporting Obama in great numbers.

Ben Manski is Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign manager, and he plans to occupy the presidential debate commission.

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