Ahhh, already some comedy gold coming from that DOD document dump.
TPM Reader Kevin H. found this nugget.
Back in June 2006 there’s this email …
hi. jed babbin, one of our military analysts, is hosting the michael medved nationally syndicated radio show this afternoon. he would like to see if general casey would be available for a phone interview any time between 3 and 6 pm. topics would be: status of operations in iraq and if troop levels should/can/will be reduced.
please feel free to contact jed directly (contact info below) if the general can/would be available for the interview. this would be a softball interview and the show is 8th or 9th in the nation.
A short time later a press flack from the Office of the Secretary of Defense writes back …
Thanks for sending this.
Just fyi, probably wouldn’t put “softball” interview in writing. If that got out it would compromise jed and general casey.
Babbin is now the editor of Human Events Online.