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Glenn Greenwald Requests Interview With Gen. Patraeus

If the Non-Partisan, Objective Savior Of Iraq General David Petraeus will grant Hugh Hewitt an interview, why not Glenn? The Daily Dish: (h/t TP) Th

If the Non-Partisan, Objective Savior Of Iraq General David Petraeus will grant Hugh Hewitt an interview, why not Glenn?

The Daily Dish: (h/t TP)

There was some controversy triggered when Gen. Petraeus this week gave an exclusive interview to highly partisan, pro-war Republican talk show host and blogger Hugh Hewitt. Concerns were expressed that Gen. Petraeus was submitting to interviews only with those who have a reputation for conducting highly reverent and uncritical interviews with Bush officials and military commanders.

As a fervent supporter of the Bush administration and the Iraq war, Hewitt's questions were, as one would expect, designed to enable Gen. Petraeus to make statements without any questioning or challenge.

As I am much more of a war skeptic than Hewitt, both the questions I would pose and the audience which would be exposed to the interview would be different than the one Gen. Petraeus conducted with Hewitt. It is my sincere hope that Gen. Petraeus, in order to facilitate as honest and robust a public discussion as possible, is willing to discuss the situation in Iraq and the merits of the current strategy with both supporters and critics of the initiative.

I applaud the effort, Glenn, but I think the General forfeited his non-partisan objectivity long ago.

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