Thursday's AC360 was the best of the week. Lots of news, plenty of experts, no repeats and so much packed into 2 hours that the time just flew by. It was good to see and hear Madeleine Albright again. We had company during the first hour of the show and when she came on everyone stopped and listened. She just commands that kind of respect. Her suggestion that Russia mediate the hostage crisis in Iran seems like a sound idea to me. It's interesting that Great Britian doesn't want the US to get involved. Could it be because our current administration doesn't understand the meaning of diplomacy? I cannot rave enough about the Michael Ware piece 'Insurgents to Allies'. I just don't think we can ever make progress in Iraq or against Al Qaeda without a grass roots effort. It was very encouraging to hear that the United States military is supplying weapons and ammunition to the Salvation Council even if it is off the record. Michael Ware said 'This is how America is going to get its troops out of this country. American can not win.' Amen.
I don't think I've ever seen Karen Hanretty on AC 360 before Thursday night. From what I read online she's a regular on Fox News. I thought she did a good job and was less stuffy than some of the other Republican pundits, and she's easier to take than Bay Buchanan! One of my favorite Republican commenters, Andrew Sullivan, was on Countdown Thursday night. He spoke at length about the Robert Novak article that Sheryn blogged about the other day. Interesting stuff. BTW, while we're on the topic of Keith Olberman, I read a quote attributed to him the other day that I just love. "It's also useful to remember that bandwagons leave every quarter hour in politics." Good to remember with the elections approaching.
I was wondering if anyone was yelling at the television when Anderson did the tease for the last 360 Bulletin? When I saw the picture of the tunnel all I could say was 'don't even think about it Mr. Cooper'. We all know Anderson's proclivity for crawling through tunnels and holes in the ground. Just say no AC, just say no!
And speaking of the 360 Bulletin we had another Hall of Famer on Thursday. Loved AC trying to speed things along with the tapping on his wrist. How many of us have seen that same move from our DH or SO? If you missed it Annie Kate was kind enough to upload it, just follow the link and enjoy!
I thought I'd leave you with something to enjoy but really this video is just too disturbing to enjoy. Here is the full length version of Thursday's The Shot. Please forgive me for promoting anything Karl Rove does, unless or course he's making an ass out of himself.