Ackerman, Spencer
February 2004
New Republic;2/23/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 6, p9
This article presents a commentary on the Tim Russert interview of President George W. Bush. There are only so many follow-up questions a journalist can ask in a one-hour interview. Aware of his time restrictions, Tim Russert decided to ask President Bush as few of them as possible during the Oval Office edition of NBC's" Meet the Press." In the interview, Bush demonstrated a breathtaking ignorance about both the very visible facts on the ground in Iraq and the too-likely consequences of the policies he has pursued there. It was a total lack of confidence in Bush's November 15 agreement, which announced that the United States will turn over power on June 30 to a new interim legislature convened through a complex system of selections, with the United States and its chosen Iraqis largely controlling eligibility. Russert challenged not a single one of Bush's ridiculous contentions about the future of democracy in Iraq.


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