Sunday Show Wrap-Up
7:06 AM, Jul 21, 2008 • By SONNY BUNCH
The kids gloves were snugly on the Sunday morning talk shows this morning, as Democratic luminaries Barack Obama and Al Gore popped up on Face the Nation and Meet the Press, respectively.
Obama was "questioned" on the situation in Afghanistan, leading to this exchange:
You heard it on Face the Nation first: Obama has taken a brave stand against losing. Unless, of course, the nation is Iraq. Then it's okay.
Al Gore, environmental hero, was on Meet the Press and fawned over by Tom Brokaw. This was the toughest question asked by our fearless host:
Note: It's wrong to criticize Gore without pointing out that he's "retrofitted" his house, won an important green award, and that the controversy exists only in that dirty little world of the blogs. The more enlightened section of the media, however, knows that Gore is doing his best.
Getting back to reality, Fox News Sunday talked to joint chiefs of staff Adm. Michael Mullen, who had this to say about setting timelines. "When I have discussions with commanders on the ground, and I did a couple of weeks ago, they are very very adamant about continuing progress, about making decisions based on what's actually happening in the battle space, and I just think that's prudent. That's served us very well--certainly since the surge, which has been very successful--and I think will continue to serve us well based on the overall conditions I see in Iraq right now."