Perfectly Legitimate Exercise?

Rich – I’m really kind of amazed you think there’s nothing wrong with private citizens negotiating a radically different foreign policy, especially during what amounts to a time of war. If Cynthia McKinney, Noam Chomsky and Ed Asner got together and tried to hammer out an agreement with the Taliban after 9/11 would you consider that “completely legitimate”?

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Fire the FBI Chief

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