Not another soldier scandal… U.S. officials are distancing themselves from photos of U.S. soldiers posing next to Afghan corpses. Since The L.A. Times posted the pictures on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has apologized and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has called the soldiers’ behavior “reprehensible.” What does the fallout mean for U.S.-Afghanistan relations? We’ll get to that at the MJ roundtable.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is pushing the importance of giving back. We’ll ask him how the better off can help the worst off in this tight economy. We’ll also ask him to weigh in on the 2012 Olympics in London. The relentless countdown continues before the Opening Ceremony. Will London be ready?
PBS broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton University professor Cornel West share their thoughts on poverty with their new book, “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.” Who exactly is the new poor - and how can the government rescue them?
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus will share her thoughts on the second-highest gig in DC with her upcoming HBO comedy, “Veep.” You’ll find out what she really wanted to ask VP Joe Biden and if she’s actually wearing a wig on the show. She’ll also sprinkle in her thoughts on her old co-worker, Larry David, and her life after Elaine Benes. GET OUT!
Also joining the gang: Malkin Holdings President Tony Malkins, Mike Barnicle, Jon Meacham, Harold Ford, Jr., Jim Vandehei, Katty Kay, Andrea Mitchell, and Brian Sullivan