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April 13, 2006

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FIGHTING THE RIGHT BATTLE....Marc Lynch reports that Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt appeared on al-Jazeera the other day, and he's pleased:There's been something of a war going on in the administration between those (like Karen Hughes) who think that A... [Read More]

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FIGHTING THE RIGHT BATTLE....Marc Lynch reports that Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt appeared on al-Jazeera the other day, and he's pleased:There's been something of a war going on in the administration between those (like Karen Hughes) who think that A... [Read More]

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Jay C

Just out of interest, AA: What sort of reception/treatment did Gen. Kimmitt get on Al-Jazeera? And what did he say?

It seems that this might the first (and so far ONLY) useful thing to come of having Karen Hughes as the Adminstration's official mouthpiece, since most of her running around the world has, so far, garnered her (and the US) little but mockery (well-earned, imo).

Lloydyboy

Kimmit wore his cammies (Battle Dress Uniform) in the studio? I think that's significant.

Jamal

Ahmed Mansour really has that reputation? I must admit I've never watched his shows for more than a few minutes at a time, so I'm asking the question out of genuine ignorance, but he seems like such a soft-spoken guy.

The Lounsbury

First, re more face time, I think that is excellent. Absence means that the US is ceding its image entirely to the hands of other parties. The US is too important to do that - regardless of the tedious little politics of the moment.

Second, re this,"seems that this might the first (and so far ONLY) useful thing to come of having Karen Hughes as the Adminstration's official mouthpiece, since most of her running around the world has, so far, garnered her (and the US) little but mockery (well-earned, imo).

Earned or not, the woman should not be kicked in the shins for making a clear effort to engage. It gets rather too special to always sneer at political officials. I am no fan of the US Administration, its politicies nor even Hughes, but her effort bears some respect for simply being made in a manner that put her out there in less-controlled circumstances.

That's not bloody easy, and a bit less empty sneering is in order.

aardvark

Jamal - you're right about the soft-spoken, but he does have that rep. Tenacious with questions, well-prepared, that sort of thing. Screaming isn't the only way to be tough!

Jay - by my read of the transcript, it was a tough hour, but neither one broke down in tears or anything. Tough on both ends - which for my money is better than meaningless pleasantries. I'll try to offer something more detailed later if I have time.

davesgonechina

Bet you won't see that on MEMRI either.

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