I'll play the sap and be wrong but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. Yesterday she spoke with
a female poet. She's got a woman as a guest tonight. I'll write about that tomorrow.
Now we need to talk Iraq.
I will give Barack (I almost typed "Bush," they are so very much alike) and the media no benefit of the doubt.
The Iraq War has not ended, has not ended. I'm so sick of the garbage that they provide us with and then they wonder why Americans can be uninformed on some topics?
Let me applaud Katie Couric because her broadcast actually informed. (I caught NBC and it didn't inform me. I asked C.I. in the roundtable we did tonight for the gina & krista round-robin and she said to go check out CBS.) This is from Katie's report that aired tonight:
"Having been in Iraq with you, I have to ask you now that the combat troops are leaving Iraq, is this the right time?" Couric asked.
"I mean you have an uptick in violence - 61 recruits were killed - lots wounded. There's no clearly formed government. The head of Iraqi military says it won't be until 2020 until they can really provide security for the country. Is this a success?"
"Well, first of all we are not leaving," Gen. Petraeus replied. "There are 50,000 U.S. troops that are remaining in Iraq albeit in a support role rather than a leading combat role. But that's an enormous capability."
Good for Katie, she asked a good question. Good for David, he gave some realities in his answer.
I'm not a David Petraeus groupie but good for him. (I am a fan of Katie Couric's but I caught some of Tuesday's bad show and didn't realize Katie was coming back this week -- Erica Hall anchored the bad broadcast I watched.)
The war has not ended but people are so eager for it to that they will no doubt swallow the latest lies so many in the media appear determined to repeat. Please check out Elaine's "Palin (classy), Emily's List (hypocrite)" from last night. We all love it. C.I. plans to highlight it tomorrow.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"