SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-06-11_2200, David Brown (aka DB Grady)
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For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:
- You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
GUEST(S): David Brown (aka, DB Grady): David Brown is the co-author of “Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry” and a correspondent for The Atlantic as well as a skilled novelist. He is a veteran of Afghanistan, and former paratrooper with the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
TOPIC(s): The demonization of Bowe Bergdahl, The VA Controversy
Prisoners of War:
- The debate over Bergdahl
- Complicit in deaths of comrades searching for him?
- Do we judge POWs before we bring them home or after?
- Do we judge POWs as a CONDITION of bringing them home?
- The implications for Republicans vs. Democrats:
- McCain for the trade before he was against it?
- If you’re military, should you vote Democrat if you’re pro-military?
- GOP is pro-gun. If you’re in the military, that’s not an issue.
- GOP voted against money for diplomatic security overseas.
- Indirect responsibility for Benghazi?
- GOP voted against money for VA.
- Complain about a problem they made it financially impossible to solve?
- “Do more with less!”
- GOP pro-war but anti-veteran?
- GOP: $$$ more important than blood?
- Rumsfeld took 2 years to reinforce Humvees with extra armor.
Some of the topics I plan to discuss are linked below.
NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show.
Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break:
SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show:
- US military promises ‘complete review’ into Bowe Bergdahl capture
- Obama’s hard choices In war, you never know what you will do until the key moment. ( Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post)
- Critics Are Questioning American Military Credo of Leaving No One Behind, ByERICSCHMITT, MARKMAZZETTI and PETER BAKER
- Military and civilian officials rallied to defend the years of effort spent to rescue Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
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