This is from an interview of Chris Matthews by Charlie Rose.
Matthews: Well they don't quite get me. They, I'm first of all a grown up and they resent that, but secondly, and also, I have a job..they don't like that either.(speaking about bloggers, rojo) That's really going to fester them with anger. But when we first went into Iraq and when they set it up this way or not and whether or not Mike Deaver still had his hand in this or not, you know like it all looked good, they all tore down the statues and everything looked great, I thought you know I've been dead wrong about this.
Rose: At that point everything was great.
Matthews: I thought I was wrong, but I thought it was good for the country.
Matthews: That's what's different. I'm not a lefty now because I said you know, I'd rather be wrong about something this fundamental and have it good for my country that was the right move to go in. And the Charles Krauthammer's and the other smart people and the neo-conservatives that supported the war, I'm glad they're right, because this is good for my country. And for the days right after that when the statues were coming down and the people seemed happy and the Sunnis were on the run, the Shias seemed happy and they hadn't started causing trouble yet, and Sistani was with us and al Sadr hadn't started causing trouble, and everything seemed alright, I was glad for my country.
And so I would say positive things about mission accomplished. I wanted to be wrong. That's why I'm different than these bloggers and people that are so cock sure of themselves. I'd rather have my country succeed than be right. You know I can live with being wrong. I don't want to live in a country that's failed. So I'm different than most people that way. I don't want to just be the smartass that's right all the time. I'd rather be wrong when my country is hurt. I don't want it to get hurt.Where do you even start? Okay, maybe we start with why Chris thinks bloggers are angry because he has a job. I blog just a little because I too have a job. Mine is treating water and wastewater. You know, public health and environmental protection. If I screw up at my job people get sick.
What is Chris' job? O yeah, to be a journalist. Report the truth. So here he is reporting on what he believes is not right, but good for the country. Like a buffoon he helped cheerlead us into a war by swaying public opinion for the war that was built on false pretenses. Unlike me, where I provide health (hopefully) he sways public opinion with his words. So let's see--he helped get us into a war not because it was right or just, but it would be good for the country. I am sure the 4000+ who have died will share that opinion. As do the hundred of thousand Iraqis who have dies and watched there rather modern country become a hell hole where women have lost most of their rights. And about that war cost never being in the budget--did anyone ever hear Chris bitch about that? No, we can fight a war and shop and run up debt at the same time. The American Way.
One other thing is that didn't anyone see that picking on Saddam was like picking on the local puppy torturer. He was a bad guy. period. So no one could really say we are picking on a good guy. Invading a country with no real air power or anti-aircraft network with airpower is kind of like slapping 3 year olds or puppys. It is no contest. What really sucked is that no one understood the long term ramifications of putting the country back together. The plan was to get their oil and have westrn firms run the oil and the populace could do for themselves. Wonder why they fought back with IEDs?
To me this is even worse than the Faux News Clown Circus. You know they are only seeing things from one side. Chris is supposed to be a serious journalist. Not some kind of buffoon. I am here to say "Chris, you were wrong! and the blood on your hands is as much your fault as the those who came up with the idea to invade a country who had no connection to 9/11." I hope you are proud of your legacy.
Maybe you could start really investigating war fraud, contractor fraud and maybe walk through Iraq and see if you are proud of the death and destruction you helped bring. Me, I will still be angry because you shirked your job. I have a job. I do it so people don't get sick. People rely on me for clean water, for streams that don't kill fish. I rely on you for FACTS. I don't have time to go find them out for myself. That is not my job, it was yours.