NBC’s David Gregory slammed President Obama on Sunday when he seemingly blamed him for the strengthening of Islamic terrorism over the last 6 years.
His guest was Democrat leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), and it’s probably safe to say that Durbin was not prepared to have the media turn on his boss, because he looked shocked at Gregory’s dogged focus.
It would be nice to see more journalists put this kind of pressure on the Democrats instead of Republicans for a change…
“Is the problem that the Obama administration — wanting to be something other than President Bush – got out of the business of confronting terrorism on a big, global scale and just dealt with it in a more limited way? Is it an under-reaction to the terrorist threat?”
When guest Dick Durbin tried to demur Gregory jumped back in, “I’m talking about fighting terrorism.”
“The Obama team said, ‘We are not in the business of a global fight against terror, we’re fighting al-Qaida in limited forms,” Gregory continued. “This is a big, expansive terrorist threat that has amassed on his watch.”