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It seems like déjà vu on Iraq. David Gregory is doing his part. There is one difference. Previously it was about helping a president who wanted to go to war lie to the American public. Today it is about blaming a president because he does not want to go to war. The narrative, though, is the same: those people over there will be coming over here.

Many of the guests on Meet the Press with David Gregory got to make a few points to temper his usual misstatements and mischaracterizations.

  • Gregory attempted to make ISIS a failure of President Obama not staying in Iraq against the will of Americans and the Iraqi government. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) refuted that.
  • Gregory had to be reminded that American weapons from America's various incursions have always ended up in the hands of our enemies (Afghanistan, Vietnam, etc.).
  • David Gregory attempted to get Senator Durbin to commit to escalating engagement in Iraq if limited bombing action fails. The senator did not bite.
  • Gregory had to be reminded that prior to Bush’s invasion of Iraq, there was no Al-Qaeda in Iraq or many other groups like ISIS.

We must be vigilant to ensure that the corporate media and their fronts like Gregory are not allowed to create a narrative that pushes us into war again.

Originally posted to ProgressiveLiberal on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM PDT.

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