Only bomb-throwers on the right get tough questions, it seems.
On the Tribune's "Swamp" blog, national correspondent Jeff Zeleny has a little sit-down with the liberal blogger known as Daily Kos. While just a few posts below on the blog there is discussion about the wild things uttered by conservative author Ann Coulter, this interview with Daily Kos is as gentle as a kitten. Not a single tough question.
Kos, on a daily basis, features content as provocative as Ann Coulter's, only it comes from the far left instead of the right.
I guess Jeff forgot to ask Kos about one of the most caustic comments ever made in public discourse a few years ago when U.S. contractors were tortured, killed and hung in effigy in Fallujah. Kos wrote the comments below and tried to erase them from the internet but some conservatives made a copy.
Let the people see what war is like. This isn't an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush's folly.Can you imagine a journalist from the Tribune sitting down with a provocateur like Coulter and conducting such a puffy interview?
That said, I feel nothing over the death of mercenaries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.