Ed Driscoll

"National Security Questions At Stake, And We're Ignoring Them"

On Howard Kurtz’s Reliable Sources show on CNN, Pam Hess of UPI asks the question about The Surge–and then explains why it’s not being asked by other reporters (video here):

It’s so much easier for us to cover this as a political horse race. It’s on the cover of “The New York Times” today, what this means for the ’08 election. But we’re not asking the central national security question, because it seems that if as a reporter you do ask the national security question, all of a sudden you’re carrying Bush’s water. There are national security questions at stake, and we’re ignoring them and the country is getting screwed.

But that’s OK for the majority of the media, because the wrong people are in charge of the country right now. Or as Jay Nordlinger recently wrote:

I have a friend who, in a phone conversation last weekend, said the unsayable. Come to think of it, this friend makes a specialty of saying the unsayable. That is one reason he is invaluable.

He said,