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(Jon Stewart to Chris Hitchens) Quote of the Day

In response to Christopher Hitchens comment that Iraq War dissenters were suggesting that the United States was primarily to blame for inciting terrorism:

"Stewart: But there are reasonable disagreements in this country about the way this war has been conducted, that has nothing to do with people believing we should cut and run from the terrorists, or we should show weakness in the face of terrorism, or that we believe that we have in some way brought this upon ourselves...

They believe that this war is being conducted without transparency, without credibility, and without competence..."

Hitchens: I'm sorry, sunshine... I just watched you ridicule the president for saying he wouldn't give...

Stewart: No, you misunderstood why. . . . That's not why I ridiculed the president. He refuses to answer questions from adults as though we were adults, and falls back upon platitudes and phrases and talking points, that does a disservice to the goals that he himself shares with the very people needs to convince."

Watch the video here.
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8/27/2005 08:01:00 AM

Stewart really hit the bullseye with that one. There is a good discussion over at TPM Cafe about the interview and why it takes a comedian to say what many are thinking.

I think it is critical for the Democrats to stop the GOP spin that there are only two options, "Stay the Course" and "Cut and Run". It's standard GOP tactics to polarize the issue. I hope the poll numbers mean that more people are catching on to this nonsense.    



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