These women were visibly shaken by the counter-terror guy. Good.
What makes the interview really delicious is this:
...Michael Scheuer was a former director of the CIA's anti-bin-Ladin unit. He wrote a book called Imperial Hubris in 2004, sharply critical of the Bush Administration's interventionist policy (and making the Ron Paul-type case that we need to abandon Israel).
...the media couldn't get enough of Scheuer's basic schtick in 2004-2008. Every dollop of wisdom he offered -- that we have no business fighting in Muslim countries, that we're always blundering about making new enemies and minting fresh terrorists -- was eaten up by a media consumed with War on Bush fever.
Well, it's now after January 2009 and the world has changed, and by "world" I mean "president."
And while Scheuer is saying the exact same things he said from 2004-2008, now the media is arguing with him.
Because now Obama is intervening in a "War of Choice" in a Muslim country. And that's... different. Because it's Obama.