26 September 2007

The Outspoken Katie Couric

First CBS ships their baby Evening News anchor off to Iraq, hoping that dropping her in the line of fire will boost ratings and bolster her integrity as a reborn investigative journalist, no longer simply the ex-host of the Today Show; and now, still desperate for ratings, Katie's talking shit to whoever will listen just to get her name and face back in the public eye.

Speaking at the National Press Club yesterday evening, the unbridled, strident Katie Couric pulled back the curtain on her personal views of the war in Iraq, Dan Rather and your boy Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

“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. “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, Katie 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.” I bet you would, baby doll, I bet you would.
“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. And I remember feeling, when I was anchoring the ‘Today’ show, this inevitable march towards war and kind of feeling like, ‘Will anybody put the brakes on this?’ And is this really being properly challenged by the right people? And I think, at the time, anyone who questioned the administration was considered unpatriotic and it was a very difficult position to be in.”
Oh, Katie; I'm not into you as this controversial outspoken news diva, can't we go back to making omelets with Al Roker and wearing funny hats in the summer?

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