Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters has a partial transcript of yesterday’s “Today” show where David Gregory interviewed Senator Chuck Schumer. It’s very revealing, as you’ll soon see (emphasis added):
Gregory: “The Vice-President is dismissive of this [resolution] effort yesterday saying it’s not going to stop the president, and in fact he goes further, saying this will be detrimental to the troops on the ground.”
Schumer: “Absolutely not, and I think it’s going to be shown, when this resolution comes up, and it is non-binding, my guess is that not only are we going to get a vast majority of Democrats to vote for it in one form or another, but close to a majority of the Republicans. And that is going to shock even Vice-President Cheney.”
Gregory: “But how can the public really buy the Democrats support the troops but don’t support the mission? How can you do both?”
Schumer: “Well, that’s the difficulty. A resolution that says we’re against this escalation, that’s easy. The next step will be how do you put further pressure on the administration against the escalation but still supporting the troops who are there? And that’s what we’re figuring out right now.”
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Finkelstein also has a recap of this morning’s “Today” show co-host Meredith Vieira interviewing Senator Chuck Hagel, who was very cagey on the answer to the question of whether or not he believed our troops were “fighting and dying for nothing.”