There I was, as is my Sunday morning tradition, watching Meet the Press while doing yoga. (Or is it doing yoga while watching Meet the Press? Whatever.) Tim Russert was interviewing Howard Dean. At least, I’m pretty sure it was Russert. For one thing, I was in the Uttanasana II position, so I couldn’t see very well. For another, what I was hearing sounded remarkably like some White House flack:
“Wasn’t it the intelligence community that misled the president?”
“When did the president ever suggest that Saddam Hussein was responsible for September 11?”
“Well, you said there were weapons of mass destruction.”
But the key exchange came when Dean raised the most critical point about Iraq:
DEAN: Because of the president’s actions, I would argue that we are in greater danger now because of what’s going on in Iraq than we were before. Now there are terrorists in Iraq. They have migrated there since our troops were there.
RUSSERT: Let me stay on your rhetoric…
Nice pivot, Tim. Yes, by all means, let’s stay on Dean’s rhetoric rather than on the insignificant fact that our country is less safe as a result of our invasion of Iraq. Good to see you’ve got your priorities in order.
Okay, back to Downward Facing Dog…