The incredibly broad and invigorating debate found on American TV

David Swanson tells me he was just at an event featuring George McGovern. And in a conversation afterwards with several people, McGovern said that he’s been trying to get on television to talk about Iraq. But producers and hosts are telling him that they “already have too many anti-war people on.”

How many is “too many”? I’m guessing that number may be as high as one.

BONUS: Here’s Kenneth Pollack writing in the introduction to his 2002 book The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq:

We are part of the world’s most vibrant democracy…it is critical that we engage in a comprehensive and informed public debate…

With this kind of insight into politics, it’s no wonder Pollack turned out to be so incredibly prescient about Iraq.