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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Friday's show

April 24th, 2009
07:26 PM ET

Good evening Connectors.

It's a mad dash to the finish tonight. As of writing this is how the show stands;

The lede tonight is a story with powerful international ramifications. We're looking at increasing pressure on U.S. President Obama to push forward moves to prosecute Bush administration officials for incidents of alleged torture.

I'm going to be speaking with Manfred Nowak, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, as well as Cori Crider, part of a team of lawyers from Reprieve who represent clients locked up at Guantanamo Bay prisons.

As of this writing, what we are learning is this: Obama as a Commander-in-Chief is an equivocator. His flipflops this week have been remarkable. First he says he won't support prosecution of Bush lawyers who justified torture, then he says it's a decision for the attorney general and not for him. Midweek he says he'd like to see an independent commission if an inquiry is needed at all, only to suggest on Thursday that he's not interested in what some are billing as a "Truth Commission." What does the guy want?

We're exploring that story, and a bunch of others. Tune in - less than an hour to go! We also have a special segment with one of our panelists, Nick Thompson, looking back at the week in Connections.

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