Dear Amy and Juan,
Please ask Lou Dobbs if this is his idea of journalism. When he had Michael Scheuer, the former chief of the CIA unit tracking Osama Bin Laden, on his show, Scheuer said that Bush and Clinton, both parties are lying about the very reason that we are being attacked by terrorists. This is an EXTREMELY SERIOUS FACT and one that goes unreported in mainstream media. I have never seen anyone in MSM actually say that the President is lying about this! What kind of journalist skips to the next question when he is presented with such an earth shattering statement?
Aired July 7, 2005:
DOBBS: And Michael, as we have reported here tonight, radical Islamist terrorism was not even one of the principal elements at the G-8 meeting until, of course, these tragic barbaric attacks today. What do you make of that?
SCHEUER: I make of the fact, sir, that unfortunately the politicians are very comfortable with preaching the idea that this is a very small group of people who are opposing us, and that they hate us for our freedoms and our liberties. The politicians really are at great fault for not squaring with the American people. We're being attacked for what we do in the Islamic world, not for who we are or what we believe in or how we live. And there's a huge burden of guilt to be laid at Mr. Bush, Mr. Clinton, both parties for simply lying to the American people.
DOBBS: Are you hopeful that we're going to see improved border security, improved homeland security, a real commitment?
Please do ask him about this. Is the fact that Bush, Clinton and the rest of the politicians are lying about the very reason America is being targeted by terrorists a non-issue to this guy?!? This was the clearest and most direct statement I have ever heard said on TV about this - and the only time I have heard Scheuer (or anyone ever) say they are actually LYING about this and Dobbs does no follow up? Please hold him accountable for this. Please ask him, this is too extreme not to note.