Rachel Maddow is perfectly representative of the leftist identity of ideological infallibility (anti-rationalist). Watching her show is like listening to the incoherent ramblings of a pathological liar on the verge of cocaine overdose. And our brilliant media people at DOD have rewarded her with an embed in Kandahar! Hmm... on second thought about victory in Afghanistan?
And I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Ms. Maddow's been on a roll lately, for example, with her allegations of "fake" threats from the Afghan region. For experts she refers to Andrew Sullivan and Glenn Greenwald, the latter who writes:
So between Afghanistan and Pakistan combined, there are a few hundred Al Qeada members total. All of this ongoing war and those hundreds of billions of dollars spent and those deaths and the decade of occupation, and those bombings and shootings and drone attacks and lawless prisons and habeas-stripping court precedents: it's all (ostensibly) for a few hundred extremists total hiding in remote tribal areas. A few hundred.Hey, it only took 19 to bring down the World Trade Center, and just 10 Lashkar terrorists completely demobilized Mumbai, but who's counting? Of course, Greenwald's expertise is constitutional law, not AFPAK, but when your conclusions fit the nihilist media meme you get marquee treatment on MSNBC.
It's not all bad, of course. DefSec Robert Gates recently sent out a memorandum outlining a crackdown on Pentagon press relations. No doubt that will get things under control --- well, hopefully before Rachel Maddow "discovers" the next My Lai in the meantime.