My Big, Gigantic Drum Kit
In sum, all of Raddatz’s questions were squarely within the extremely narrow - and highly ideological - DC consensus about US foreign policy generally and Iran specifically: namely, Iran is a national security threat to the US; it is trying to obtain nuclear weapons; the US must stop them; the US has the unchallenged right to suffocate Iranian civilians and attack militarily. As usual, the only question worth debating is whether a military attack on Iran now would be strategically wise, whether it would advance US interests.
One can say many things about the worldview promoted by her questions. That it is “objective” or free of ideology is most certainly not one of them.
I try to avoid it honestly; but if pressed, you really have to dig deeper, listen more, and see if you can find one interesting kernel of an idea...
(Apologies for the delay — a combination of train wi-fi, keyboard issues, being sick and...