On the Friday edition of the CBS Early Show, Harry Smith demonstrated the keen journalistic insights that have come to define CBS:
You know, I remember being in Iraq before the war started, we were there just a couple of — a couple of weeks before the war started and it came, it was really, really clear to me on the ground that this didn’t make any sense. And I remember coming back, but there was all this sort of preponderance of opinion that this — this thing should go on. And I kept thinking to myself, ‘this doesn’t — there’s — I’m not connecting the dots everybody else is connecting.’ And if I have a regret in my reporting life that I didn’t stand up then and say, ‘this doesn’t make any sense.’
Damn it!… He’s using the Chewbacca defense!