Sunday, July 27, 2008
Below are excerpts from this week's Talk Talk, THE SURGE TRAP. Every Sunday CUIP's president Jacqueline Salit and strategist and philosopher Fred Newman watch the political talk shows and discuss them. Here are excerpts from their dialogue on Sunday, July 27, 2008 after watching "The Chris Matthews Show" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos".
Newman: It takes you into the particularities of this war and how this administration conducted this war. The people who support this administration are stuck with that, even if they say, Well, I didn't like Donald Rumsfeld. Fine. But you supported a presidency which carried out this war in a way which is antithetical to the interests of the American people and the United States of America. You have to take responsibility for that. And you can't say, Well, it's all right now because we're having a surge. You're having a surge because the way in which you carried out this war was a failure.
Read Talk Talk in its entirety here.