Miles O'Brien Quotes
Iaave got to ask you about this teleconference with the President yesterday, if you donaat mind. As we know now, before the President ever had this discussion, whatever you want to call it, with the troops via teleconference, they were coached, at the very least, by members of the public affairs in the administration. Iaam curious, though, what is the concern, what concern do you have, as a public affairs officer, as to what those troops might say if they werenaat coached
If the Bush administration is so certain Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction, why don't they present the evidence to the American public We are not anxious for an obviously cruel dictator to build up an arsenal, but we're also not ready to go to war for a mere possibility. If you're afraid your neighbor will kill you, you go to the police, you don't shoot him and claim self-defense.
They received their orders, they snapped their heels, and they did as they were told, didnaat they But hereaas the thing, though. The truth be told, if they were not coached, they would have said things that the administration would have liked to hear, Iaam convinced. Because they are, you know, these troops are gung ho about their mission. And so itaas a shame that they have cast this cloud, I think.