In this episode of "The Newshour," we have evidence of cracks in the usually seamless nature of the policy collective.
- Susan Rice ( 13:34 ) makes a clear eyed and (for her) impassioned defense of the Iran nuclear agreement.
- OTOH we have the baying of a panel of the "usual suspects" assembled evidently for the purpose of having Judy Woodruff feed them "set up" lines so that they could declaim against the deal. (20:30)
Michael Haydon's denunciation of the deal was a bit of a surprise, but of such material are generals made these days. Perhaps he is not on good terms with Hillary or simply thinks that she will implode eventually, weighted down by her plasticized campaign and that Obama will be succeeded by a faithful servant of Natanyahu.
Sandy Berger made a few fitful attempts to inject just a little balance into the discussion but was treated with barely concealed disdain as a perhaps "reformed" kleptomaniac. (Berger was apprehended some years ago while trying to steal documents from the US National Archives.)
Woolsey is a long time, big time neocon operator and Dennis Ross, well, he is on record as being a faithful son of Israel. (They, are, he said, my people.)
IMO The Newshour has become the most sophisticated mechanism in the hasbara network. Gwen Ifill is an excellent reporter but she is really fronting for the controlling interest there.
The Borg is splitting over this. How much farther will the cracks spread? pl