Bill Clinton, President Karzai and John Danforth. Two of them were pushing books and causes. Karzai was pleading for more money.
Former President Clinton spent little time on his wife, the senator. He talked politics and his current causes,one of which is the Global Initiative Conference, part deux. He has many former and current heads of states involved..or in the case of Laura Bush, married to the village idiot. He talked about the Dems and what they are doing right and wrong this election season. It was a better give and take than the bullshit that passed for a news show on Faux.
John Danforth was pushing his book: "Faith and Politics: How the "Moral Values" Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together." I blogged earlier in the week about his views on politics and the religious right's agenda. For those of you unfamiliar with Danforth he is an episcopal minister and has held the following positions in government: former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and retired three-term U.S. Senator John Danforth. His views are centrist and moderate and he doesn't like it one friggin bit that his party has become the patsy of the religious rightwing nutjobs and their narrow-minded agenda.
President Karzai dodges questions very well. He does complain that he had the $300 Billion we have wasted in Iraq he could of won over his entire country by provding them with basic services they are still lacking like an infrastructrue that delivers clean running water, constant electricity and education for both girls and boys.. not to mention a better army to protect against the terrorists still running rampant in his country.. and changing the crops grown from opium back to what ever the hell it was they used to grow. I think the man is right on many issues and the lack of American financial aid is key. He wouldn't say where Bin Laden is, nor would he badmouth Pakistan directly, saying anyone that harbors terrorists are the problem. A free republic was almost within our reach in Afganistan, that war was almost won, and yet we split off and went into Iraq.
You can watch the complete show online here.