“Everyone in this room would agree that people in this country were misled in terms of the rationale of this war,” said Couric, adding that it is “pretty much accepted” that the war in Iraq was a mistake.Read it here.
“I’ve never understood why [invading Iraq] was so high on the administration’s agenda when terrorism was going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan and that [Iraq] had no true connection with al Qaeda.”
Further, Couric said the Bush administration botched the war effort, calling it “accepted truths” that it erred by“disbanding the Iraq military, and leaving 100,000 Sunni men feeling marginalized and angry...[and] whether there were enough boots on the ground, the feeling that we’d be welcomed as liberators and didn’t need to focus as much on security.” She added “I’d feel totally comfortable saying any of that at some point, if required, on television.”
Well, now. Every one of her points is a matter of dispute outside the bounds of liberal opinion, yet to Couric, and apparently to her audience [nobody corrected her] they were all matters of settled fact.
Regarding the aftermath of 9/11 she said:
“The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying ‘we’ when referring to the United States and, even the ‘shock and awe’ of the initial stages, it was just too jubilant and just a little uncomfortable.which prompted Jonah Goldberg to write:
Read his whole post here.
What a fascinating little slip! How deeply disturbing [she thinks] it is when Americans refer to the United States in a time of war as "we"! Some may think this is a little thing, but I truly don't.