Thursday, August 23, 2007

Question for Wolf

Dear Mr. Blitzer,

Just wondering: When will you be interviewing the seven soldiers who wrote the anti-war op ed in the New York Times? You know, the one that says:

VIEWED from Iraq at the tail end of a 15-month deployment, the political debate in Washington is indeed surreal. Counterinsurgency is, by definition, a competition between insurgents and counterinsurgents for the control and support of a population. To believe that Americans, with an occupying force that long ago outlived its reluctant welcome, can win over a recalcitrant local population and win this counterinsurgency is far-fetched. As responsible infantrymen and non-commissioned officers with the 82nd Airborne Division soon heading back home, we are skeptical of recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasingly manage-able and feel it has neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day. (Obviously, these are our personal views and should not be seen as official within our chain of command.)
(Re: that disclaimer: I don't think there's much danger of that.)

Oh, and while I'm on the subject of CNN, when will Jack Cafferty stop giving the Republicans in Congress a total free pass? The truth, Jack, is that Democrats hold the House and Senate by unworkably slim majorities, and members from both parties vote.