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  •  Did he publicly admit his mortal error on Iraq? (11+ / 0-)

    Did he try to make up for that mistake once its extent and its gravity became obvious?  I don't recall either of those developments occuring.

    If I did recall it, I'd be more willing to put both feet in the growing canonization camp instead of having 1 foot in the Devil's Advocate camp.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00:36 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly right. (3+ / 0-)
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      What more can I say? ;-)

      •  The talisman of the 2000 election eve whiteboard (7+ / 0-)

        was always a turn-off to me.  I know where a lot of the bodies got buried here in FL then. I never, accordingly, liked seeing a symbol of the open theft of a presidential election being turned into a Smithsonian artifact.

        Russert had a zest for and a love of the political game.  Publicly maintaining such zest and such love when the game is being visibly rigged on behalf of some pretty nasty characters, however, isn't something that I admire.  

        I understand and I respect all of the tributes that are being issued to Russert the person by the people who knew him best.  I, don't, however, join in the tributes to Russert the journalist.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 12:24:36 PM PDT

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    •  Chris Matthews spoke yesterday (2+ / 0-)
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      about Russert's error on the Iraq invasion.  He once asked Russert why he supported the war, and  Russert replied that he was afraid of the nuclear threat, the mushroom cloud the administration spoke of. Matthews excused Russert's position by saying Russert was basically every regular guy in America, and the administration had known exactly what argument would resonate with the regular guys.

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