So Katie is spending the long weekend in a war zone. I guess to see if she gets shot at leaving the Baghdad airport, too. I dunno.
What chaps my hide here is that she took a swipe at the U.S. military and what the leadership “wants” her to see. My question is, what does she want to see? Lots of reporters are spending months on end there — away from military public affairs officers.
Oh, but being away from public affairs officers means she’d also be out of the safety net of security provided by the men and women who are protecting her.
Pick on somebody your own size, Ms. Couric.
BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: Katie, what are you impressions after being there on the scene? We’ve all followed this for years from afar but once you’re there — anything surprise you in particular?
KATIE COURIC: Well I was surprised, you know, after I went to Eastern Baghdad. I was taken to the Allawi market which is near Haifa street which was the scene of that very bloody gun battle back in January and you know this market seemed to be thriving and there were a lot of people out and about. A lot of family owned businesses and vegetable stalls and so you do see signs of life that seem to be normal. Of course that’s what the U.S. military wants me to see so you have to keep that in mind as well.