CNN's Phillips to Iraq Commander Odierno: Is Your Job Career Suicide?
At about 3:40 P.M. EDT on this afternoon's CNN Newsroom, co-anchor Phillips was interviewing Lt. General Raymond Odierno, the MNF second-in-command in Iraq.
CNN Anchor Kyra Phillips: You know there's been a lot of shifting around in positions, a lot of positions lost, key positions. Do you think that this job that you've taken on could be career suicide?Good on the general for his even-keeled response. Shame on Phillips for asking a question that served no purpose other than to seek to discomfit a member of the US military serving in a war zone.
LT. GEN. RAYMOND ODIERNO: Oh, I don't worry about that. All I care about is getting the mission done. As long as I feel comfortable with what I'm doing, as long as I feel comfortable that we're doing the right thing, that's all that really counts, and that's what I expect the American people would expect.
Mark was in Iraq in November. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org