Video: UPI’s Pentagon reporter says media is ignoring consequences of withdrawal
posted at 2:43 pm on January 14, 2007 by Allahpundit
You’ve read the Instapost, now watch the video. Takeaway: “[I]f as a reporter you do ask the national security question, all of a sudden you’re carrying Bush’s water.”
Exit question: Is Bush about to repeat one of his biggest mistakes by fighting the post-surge war on the cheap? According to Gen. Jack Keane, who co-authored the blueprint Bush is using: yes.
Update: I neglected to mention earlier that the clip has been edited slightly. Steve Roberts wasn’t responding directly to Hess; Kurtz asked a question of Martha Raddatz in between, which I clipped for the sake of brevity. Roberts’s answer as seen in the video fairly represents his position, though, as well as the general tenor of the discussion. Here’s the transcript.
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