Since your Beltway Media has collectively decided that the 10th anniversary of the launch of the greatest American foreign policy disaster in modern history holds no lessons worth learning, I though I'd give Mr. Moyers' the floor.
It's not that there weren't plenty Iraq War sockpuppets stocking the green rooms of every Sunday show in the land.
There always are.
Hell, David Gregory went so far as to prove to the world that he is perfectly capable of dredging up their words from all the way back in 2003...
E.J., I want to get to you in just a second, but I want to come back to, Ralph. I mean, David [Brooks] wrote back in 2003, we looked at your column, 2003 you wrote the following: "The conservative Court is not to banish gay people from making such commitments. It is to expect that they make such commitments. We shouldn't just allow gay marriage, we should insist on gay marriage." What is your opposition to it? [Question directed to Ralph Reed]
...just as long as that dredging is in the service of burnishing his Torah group study-buddy's Reasonable Conservative reputation.
But the equally available and far more abundant evidence from precisely the same period of his Beltway pals' deep complicity in helping to hoax America down the road to Hell and merrily beating the shit out of the Evil Liberals along the way?
Not a single fucking word.
The whole subject of Iraq and who was right and who was Dick Cheney's Dremel tool is far, far too icky and professionally parlous for millionaire-sea-monkeys-in-suits like David Gregory to countenance, which is why, as far as the Sunday Gasbagger are concerned, the whole written record of who said what about Iraq and Bush and the Dirty Hippies might as have been put to the torch along with the naughty books section of the Library at Alexandria.
Forever lost to history...as long as clowns like Mr. Gregory continue to be permitted to write that history.
By way of quantifiable example, you might recall that last week was the run-up to the 10th anniversary of the worst foreign policy debacle in modern American history: that unmitigated Republican catastrophe which was foisted on the American people by a cabal of war criminals, sociopaths, imbeciles and profiteers. Meanwhile, 4,000 miles away, last week was also the week that a well-known a bronze age religion picked a new titular head whose job appears to be living in a big castle in a tiny city/state and issuing pronouncements that 90% of the faithful ignore 90% of the time.
The word count from last week's "Meet the Press"?
"Pope": 27That's "zero" with a "Z".
"Saddam Hussein": 0
And this week?
The Sunday Shows take on guns and gays
Today. more Iraq War salesmen hype the Iran threat and David Gregory stands up for the right to drink soda
Cholly Pierce bats cleanup:BY ALEX PAREENEHow many of these people should be banned from television forever?One interesting thing I’ve noted since I started watching the mostly wretched Sunday shows is that for the most part there is not much debate, between the liberal and conservative panel mainstays, on gay marriage. Everyone is in favor of it or not inclined to strongly oppose it. So in order to have a proper right-vs-left Sunday Show Debate on the matter, two of the shows today were forced to bring in outspoken bigots. National embarrassments Tony Perkins and Ralph Reed both gamely answered the call, and defended “traditional marriage” from the inevitable march of widespread acceptance of gays and lesbians.First, though, ABC’s “This Week,” the only one of the big three shows this morning to have another idiotic debate about budgets, began with George Stephanopoulos actually bragging — bragging! — that he had both Jim Messina and Karl Rove. Oh boy, two campaign strategists! When I am looking for well-considered and thoughtful commentary on national issues, I always turn to people who are good at managing political campaigns....
Finally, over on This Week With The Clinton Guy Shocked By Blowjobs, Our Lady Of The Magic Dolphins got into the Green Room laudanum again and, well, the tiny canaries that orbit her head went into full spring mating cry.Yeah, Americans don't take it well and don't accept it as a resolution when their black robed masters in Washington decide to put on them what they decide is the right thing. One of the great sins of Roe versus Wade, the abortion decision of 40 years ago, was that it decided everyone has to do it one way, instead of leaving it to the states. It seems to me it is certainly in line with conservative political thinking, but I think it would be acceptable certainly to liberal thinking, that when there are these gnawing, disagreeing questions going on in America, if you can't solve it here, you can say everybody can solve it down there. Let's state by state make their decision. You will immediately have New York having some of the most liberal decisions on this issue. You will perhaps have Utah or Arkansas, having less liberal decisions. Work questions out that way as much as possible.