David Gregory refuted appropriately by some of his guests
It seems like déjà vu on Iraq. David Gregory is doing his part. There is one difference. Previously it was about helping a president who wanted to go to war lie to the American public. Today it is about blaming a president because he does not want to go to war. The narrative though is the same, those people over there will be coming over here.
Many of the guests on Meet the Press with David Gregory got to make a few points to temper his usual misstatements and mischaracterizations.
- David Gregory attempted to make ISIS a failure of President Obama not staying in Iraq against the will of Americans and the Iraqi government. Senator Dick Durbin refuted that.
- David Gregory had to be reminded that American weapons from America’s various incursions have always ended up in the hands of our enemies (Afghanistan, Vietnam, etc.)
- David Gregory attempted to get Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to commit to escalating engagement in Iraq if limited bombing action fails. The Senator did not bite.
- David Gregory had to be reminded that prior to Bush’s invasion of Iraq, there was no Al-Qaeda in Iraq nor many other groups like ISIS.
We must be vigilant to ensure that the corporate media and their fronts like David Gregory are not allowed to create a narrative that pushes us into war again.