And for those who feel Diane never gets any credit for anything good from me (that's not the point of my blog or the point of my following the show), I will praise her for noting what so few others have. During the discussion of Iraq, she didn't fall for the lie that "EVERYONE IS LEAVING!" To the contrary, she pointed out that not every member of the US military was leaving in Iraq.
That's the truth.
But PBS' The NewsHour hasn't told you that. Most newspapers haven't bothered to tell you that. Some NPR programming has refused to tell you that.
So I will seriously and loudly say THANK YOU to Diane Rehm for that. It's no small thing in my book.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"