Saturday, February 23, 2013
A Letter to Rachel Maddow re: Documentary "Hubris"
I have sent a copy of the notification of the airing of "Hubris." Just when I think you cannot get any better than you are, Rachel, you yet again surpass yourself. I cannot wait to watch your documentary and only wish it aired tonight.
It is of course recorded by me as all of your shows are. Mostly I watch them as shown but record them just in case I miss it.
You are the GREATEST thing to happen to progressive journalism. What a find you were for MSNBC. You are in my mind beyond great, you are life saving. This documentary on the as Tom Ricks called it "Fiasco" of Iraq that killed and devastatingly wounded thousands of human beings including thousands of our soldiers was a travesty of justice that had implications not only for the deaths it perpetrated, if that were not bad enough, but all but erased our nation's standing in the world. Worse than even all those things has been the utter devastation and instability in the Middle East which, in pertinent part, I believe we can lay at the feet of the Iraq War impolitic policy.
I dare anyone, John Country Last McCain included, to debate you on every point. They never would allow themselves to get into the ring with you. Your lethality to conservatives is well known and I applaud in the most emphatic way your brilliant success. We as progressives owe a debt of gratitude to you we could not possibly repay.
Thank you for your brilliance, thank you for all you do, thank you most of all for being!