5 p.m. ET
We got a ton of reaction to our segment this afternoon on France losing the Olympic bid. I hadn't realized the extent to which politics and the Games go hand in hand. The battle for the honor of being 2012's host city has renewed bitter feelings between England and France, and has done little for Franco-American bonding. It was a great segment.
Meanwhile, reporter Judith Miller is headed off to jail, still refusing to disclose a source to whom she promised confidentiality. Matthew Cooper of Time has agreed to testify before a Grand Jury about the identity of a person who leaked the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Is he a sellout? There are so many issues to discuss here.
And later, Muslim on Muslim violence is increasing in Iraq. Al Qaeda has launched an offensive against Muslim diplomats it views as being allied with the West, particularly American and Jewish leaders. They have kidnapped an Egyptian envoy and are threatening to kill him. Will this undermine the insurgency? Will is the outrage from the Muslim world about this violence?
12 p.m. ET
French President Jacques Chirac might have blown the Olympic bid for Paris with his Brit bashing. I have to admit, though, the food in England is less than stellar. The English seem to like things boiled. Everything on the plate looks gray, like an Impressionist painter's version of dinner.
But regardless, London gets the 2012 Olympic Games. Today we'll make a French Connection. Are the French too arrogant for their own good, and how has that impacted global politics? We'll have guests in Paris, London, and New York.
And later, the United Church of Christ has taken a bold step in the gay rights movement, voting by a wide margin to endorse gay marriage in their church. Not all clergy are happy with the decision, which some see as a move too far to the Left. We'll debate it with two ministers.