Friday, September 28, 2007

Hardball: To withdraw immediately or not to withdraw immediately, that is the question

Nicole Belle, Crooks and Liars: Matthews brings on Jim Moran (D-VA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to discuss the possibility of pulling the troops out of Iraq. Guess which one came equipped with knowledge of the situation on the ground and the geo-political forces at work and which one came equipped with talking points? Even Matthews got fed up at one point when it became obvious that the only thing Trent “Nuclear IEDs HERE!” Franks knew was the word “freedom” and had no concept of Sunni vs. Shia.

The question that he quoted at the beginning is from Drew Westen at The New Republic:

The question Democrats have never asked Republicans since the war began is the only one that really matters: Would you send your own child to die in Iraq? And if so, have you done everything you can to convince your children that, if this is truly the war you say it is–for our freedom, for our very way of life, to keep the terrorists “over there” so that we don’t fight them “over here”–they should drop their lucrative investment banking careers and be all they can be in Baghdad?
As Jim Moran said, spot on.

1 comment:

david hayes said...

This is why I love cable news. Always so useful and informative. They never give time to talking heads with absolutely no idea what they're talking about. Not ever.