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September 27, 2007

"Will anybody put the brakes on this?"

Asked Katie Couric:

“I’ve never understood why [invading Iraq] was so high on the administration’s agenda when terrorism was going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan and that [Iraq] had no true connection with al Qaeda.”

“The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying ‘we’ when referring to the United States and, even the ‘shock and awe’ of the initial stages, it was just too jubilant and just a little uncomfortable. And I remember feeling, when I was anchoring the ‘Today’ show, this inevitable march towards war and kind of feeling like, ‘Will anybody put the brakes on this?’ And is this really being properly challenged by the right people? And I think, at the time, anyone who questioned the administration was considered unpatriotic and it was a very difficult position to be in.”
Gee Katie, it would've been nice if you voiced these concerns before Bush invaded Iraq. After all, you're a member of the media, aren't you? Ya know, the fourth rail? Isn't it, like, your job to ask the hard questions?

And then there's this:

“I’ve never understood why [invading Iraq] was so high on the administration’s agenda when terrorism was going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan and that [Iraq] had no true connection with al Qaeda.”

Further, Couric said the Bush administration botched the war effort, calling it “accepted truths” that it erred by“disbanding the Iraq military, and leaving 100,000 Sunni men feeling marginalized and angry...[and] whether there were enough boots on the ground, the feeling that we’d be welcomed as liberators and didn’t need to focus as much on security.” She added “I’d feel totally comfortable saying any of that at some point, if required, on television.
Oh really, Katie? Then how come you are parroting Bush's talking points, even now?



Sorry Katie, no absolution for you. You and your journalist friends could've put the brakes on this. This war is just as much yours as Bush and the Republicans.


posted at 1:29 AM by Wonky Muse

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