Below are the some of the tough questions Steve Kroft served up to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The interview reads like something taken out of the dating game.
Steve Kroft: This is very improbable. This is not an interview I ever expected to be doing. But I understand, Mr. President, this was your idea. Why did you want to do this together, a joint interview?
Steve Kroft: It’s no secret that your aides cautioned you against– actually were against you offering Secretary Clinton this job. And you were just as determined not to take it. And you avoided taking her phone calls for awhile because you were afraid she was going to say no. Why were you so insistent about wanting her to be secretary of state?
Steve Kroft: What did he promise you? And has he kept the promises?
Steve Kroft: How would you characterize your relationship right now?
Steve Kroft: It’s one thing to have disagreements between cabinet people. I spent time with both of you in the 2008 campaign. That was a very tough, bitter race. And I’m going to spare you reading some of the things that you said about each other during that campaign.
Secretary Clinton: Please do.
Steve Kroft: But how long did it take you to get over that? And when did it happen?
Steve Kroft: You said the staff took a little longer to ignore, to forget the campaign stuff. What about the spouses? Is that an impertinent question?
Steve Kroft: This administration, I mean, you’ve generally gotten high marks. You’ve generally gotten very high marks, particularly from the voters for your handling of foreign policy. But there’s no big, singular achievement that– in the first four years– that you can put your names on. What do you think the biggest success has been, foreign policy success, of the first term?
Steve Kroft: I want to talk about the hearings this week. You had a very long day. Also, how is your health?
Steve Kroft: Right, I noticed your glasses are–
Steve Kroft: The biggest criticism of this team in the U.S. foreign policy from your political opposition has been what they say is an abdication of the United States on the world stage, sort of a reluctance to become involved in another entanglement, an unwillingness or what seems/appears to be an unwillingness to gauge big issues. Syria, for example.
President Obama: Yeah, well–
Steve Kroft: I mean, that–
President Obama: Well, Muammar Qaddafi probably does not agree with that assessment, or at least if he was around, he wouldn’t agree with that assessment.
And now a sampling of how the Obama State Run Media treats a Republican President:
SCOTT PELLEY: The war on terror, in a sense, began in this room, began in this cabin where your Cabinet meeting was held. Back then the whole country was with you. And now you seem to have lost them. Why do you think so?
PELLEY: Most Americans at this point in time don’t believe in this war in Iraq. They want you to get us out of there.
BUSH: I would hope they’d want us to succeed before we get out there. That’s the decision I had to make. You know, Scott, I thought a lot about different options. One was doing nothing, just kind of the status quo. And I didn’t think that was acceptable, and I think most Americans don’t think it’s acceptable. Secondly, we’d get out.
PELLEY: You actually thought about that?
PELLEY: But wasn’t it your administration that created the instability in Iraq?
PELLEY: Do you think you owe the Iraqi people an apology for not doing a better job?
PELLEY: Let’s be blunt. You’re a plain speaker. Let’s be blunt. What have you told Maliki he has to do?
PELLEY: Did you see the video of Saddam Hussein’s . . .
BUSH: I saw some of it.
PELLEY: . . . execution?
PELLEY: What did you think when you saw that?
PELLEY: I’m curious. How did you see the video?
PELLEY: You called it up on the internet and watched it?
BUSH: Somebody showed me parts of it. Yeah. I didn’t wanna watch the whole thing.
PELLEY: Well, you keep saying “parts of it.” What do you mean you didn’t wanna watch the whole thing?
BUSH: I wasn’t sure what to anticipate beyond the yelling and stuff like that. And I didn’t . . .
PELLEY: You didn’t wanna see him go through the trapdoor.
BUSH: Yeah. Yes. I didn’t.
PELLEY: Do you believe as commander-in-chief you have the authority to put the troops in there no matter what the Congress wants to do?
PELLEY: You know better than I do that many Americans feel that your administration has not been straight with the country, has not been honest. To those people you say what?
PELLEY: You seem to be saying that you may have been wrong but you weren’t dishonest.
PELLEY: I wonder if you feel like you’ve been ill-served by your Cabinet members, [Defense Secretary] Mr. [Donald] Rumsfeld, perhaps even Vice-President [Dick] Cheney. Wrong on WMD. Wrong on the connection between 9/11 and Iraq. And now you’re in a fix. And I wonder if you look back and wonder who let you down.
BUSH: Let me correct something on this connection between Saddam Hussein and 9/11. That was never the case in this administration. You know, I always said we never had evidence that Saddam Hussein ordered the attacks on 9/11. And so I don’t know who continues to say that.
Obama called 60 minutes and demanded an interview and 60 Minutes complied without hesitation.
As you can see, no one asked Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton if he or she watched the video of Qaddafi’s execution or even if they had seen Qaddafi sodomized with a knife. No one asked how Obama felt about it.
You’ll notice that Kroft did not ask Obama if he felt like he could conduct war on Libya without Congress’ approval.
Normally men have to pay to have done to them what Kroft did to Obama.
It’s not the Lamestream Media any longer. That doesn’t come close.
It has become the Obama State Run Media.