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Mission in Afghanistan Failing on Every Front | al Jazeera

This is a commendable job by al Jazeera journalist Sami Zeidan interviewing U.S. Army Lieutenant General and Commander of the NATO Training Mission William Caldwell. The Lt. Gen. stumbled and bumbled over the embarrassing hard facts Zeidan puts forth, and had no answers for most of the interview. The whole thing is well worth a watch, but what’s most notable about it is that I don’t know of a single established American journalist on network news that would ask such tough questions of a military commander. Instead, mainstream journalism – especially face-to-face televised interviews like this one – oozes with deference to authority and an utter disdain for asking relevant, truthful questions of our “patriots.”

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