Friday, March 6, 2009
David Broder of The Washington Post joins Bob to talk live about the latest news from the capital and beyond. Then, in February 2003, a plane crashed in a mountainous jungle in Colombia and on that plane were American contractors working to gather counter-narcotic intelligence for the US Department of Defense. Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Tom Howes were captured by the FARC (the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), the militant communists who have lead a rebellion in that country since the 1960s. The three men now are free to tell their stories in Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle, but they say "hundreds of hostages are still held there...they are chained, they are starving, and all they want is to go home."