Wednesday, February 16, 2005

One reporter speaks his mind.

This link will take you to the transcript of a LiveTalk session on MSNBC with Rod Nordland a Newsweek reporter currently working in Iraq. It's well worth your time to read the entire transcript, as the questions and answers are pretty interesting. A full reading will also reveal that the participants represent the gamut of opinions in American politics, up to and including the usual percentages of right-wing and left-wing loonies. Thus, you get one question asserting that Ted Kennedy is pro-Saddam and another question asserting that the CIA has a role in the Iraqi insurgency. This is to be expected I guess.

Regardless, it's interesting to see a reporter answer truthfully and without hesitation. I got the feeling that this guy, after having spent a lot of time in Baghdad, doesn't care to suffer the fools. It makes for good reading.