CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Obama Made 'Right Call' On Afghanistan

On Wednesday, CNN's "Obama Adviser" aka Fareed Zakaria praised the current White House resident's Afghanistan address as a "remarkable speech for an American president."

On the CNN program bearing his name Sunday, Zakaria continued lavishing praise on our Commander-in-Chief saying, "Obama has basically made the right call" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

FAREED ZAKARIA: This week, we got a real insight into the way Barack Obama's strategic mind works. From his campaign on, Obama has clearly felt that the United States has a lopsided foreign policy, with too large a military commitment to certain crisis points on the globe. He has wanted to rebalance American foreign policy to shift the focus away from the problems of the past -- Iraq, Afghanistan -- and focus on the challenges of the 21st Century, the rise of China and Asia more generally.

Well, this week, he made good on those ideas, announcing a significant drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, effectively reversing the surge that began 18 months ago. When he came into office, the United States had almost 200,000 troops engaged in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. By next year, it will have half that number, most of them in non-combat operations.

Some would wish this drawdown was slower, others faster, but Obama has basically made the right call.

The Messiah has now become Goldilocks.

This is why NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell asked Zakaria last month to recuse himself from covering foreign policy affecting the United States.

The very idea that Zakaria has had private meetings with the President to discuss such issues makes it impossible for him to be impartial in his reporting of them.

Sunday was just the most recent example.

Unfortunately, CNN doesn't seem to care about such impropriety.

I want to show you something - it's my shocked face:

Readers are advised to review Tim Graham's "CNN's Fareed Zakaria: It's 'Strange' to Expect Him Not to Advise Obama and Then Praise Him on TV."

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.