Truth Teller Dan Rather, on TV pundits beating the war drums: what do you mean, we have to "do something" — in Ukraine, Syria, China's ocean? Eh?

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Dan Rather to CNN, on Sunday, August 24, 2014:

” . . . the war drums have been beating along the Potomac for some little while, accentuated in recent weeks and now in recent days. As a citizen — let me take my journalist hat off for a moment — but, as a citizen, this worries me a great deal. Because as a journalist who has seen war zones, I’m not padding my part here, but I’ve seen war up close not like the combatants do, but the savagery, the brutality of war once we put the nation at war … All of these people on television — some of whom I have enormous respect for — but it unsettles me to hear them say, listen, we, the United States, we have to, quote, “do something” in Ukraine, we have to do something in Syria, we have to do something in the waters around China, we have to do something about what’s happening in Yemen, we have to do something in Iraq, we have to do something about ISIS, what they are talking about are combat operations.

My first question to anyone who is on television saying, “We have to get tough, we need to put boots on the ground and we need to go to war in one of these places” is, I will hear you out if you tell me you are prepared to send your son, your daughter, your grandson, your granddaughter to that war of which you are beating the drums. If you aren’t, I have no patience with you, and don’t even talk to me.”

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4 Responses to Truth Teller Dan Rather, on TV pundits beating the war drums: what do you mean, we have to "do something" — in Ukraine, Syria, China's ocean? Eh?

  1. Reblogged this on OUR GREATER DESTINY and commented:
    Without public attention, devotion, and money, perhaps mainstream media repeaters will become authentic reporters.

  2. Dan Rather made his reputation for being a media lackey: “His head was seen to move violently forward.”

  3. bumpercrop says:

    Dan Rather was one of the last semi-honest journalists on mainstream media.
    It is disgusting what the right-wing side of the cabal did to him. I often wonder, when are those
    who still portend to any legitimacy of their respective parties, either Red or Blue, going to come to the obvious awareness that both sides are owned and controlled?

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