"I was just determined to get the facts right and to simplify the argument without being simplistic. I didn’t want to talk down to people. I wanted to explain what I thought was going on."
Here is the second half of the interview.
Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2006—Fighting Them There:
The problem with the whole idea that we're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here (beyond the fact that Iraq never attacked the U.S. in the first place) is that we're still the target. […]
No one here needs to be reminded that al Qaeda wasn't even in Iraq until the U.S. invasion unleashed the chaos that has allowed them to flourish there. Somehow I don't think that was part of the "good plan" for Iraq that Lieberman likes to talk about, or at least that he liked to talk about before he decided it was just politically safer to avoid the topic altogether.
Today's Kagro in the Morning show reviewed coverage from the Senate debates in Massachusetts and Virginia, and talked polling and punditry trends with Greg Dworkin. From there, it's another extended connect-the-dots session pulling in the "fiscal cliff," the old "Super Committee," Blue Dogs and their dwindling influence, the stimulus plan vote, and Kent Conrad's commitment to the Zombie Simpson-Bowles "report." Whew!