AP Reporter’s Brutal Syria Question for State Department Spokeswoman
Sep. 5, 2013 3:58pm Becket Adams
Associated Press reporter Matt Lee does not mince words.
“Can you explain why this is a ‘courageous’ move, and why the secretary would call it a ‘courageous’ move?” he asked.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded with the regular White House talking point about how Secretary Kerry believes military action in Syria should be “limited” and that securing congressional approval is a step in the right direction.
But Lee wasn’t satisfied with this response: “Was there some kind of, like, group spine-removal procedure at the White House over the weekend? I don’t understand. How is this courageous?”
Psaki responded to his remark by reiterating that the White House believes it can go it alone but wants the backing of Congress: