Jeremy Scahill, despite lacking “mainstream” media credentials, continues to show the best chops of any military reporter out there. This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he thrashed the moron Howard Dean on the issue of, well, everything, really — from oh no the al-Qaedas will take over those Somalia Shabobs! to blatherings about Obama’s not endangering American troops in his little Libya adventure, though, as Scahill points out, those troops are still in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dean sounds like a child talking about this region, the Middle East, he just heard about. It’s quite embarrassing.
Newsweek‘s Tina Brown calls the drone program “smart power,” and doesn’t seem to care about the blowback she coolly admits will likely happen due to Obama’s massive expansion of it in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.