I just read a great interview with Helen Thomas, the only member of the White House press corps that has the guts to regularly ask the tough and uncomfortable questions. Helen is just awesome and deserves our collective thanks for having more balls than all of the rest of the entire White House press corps combined. But the interview left me wondering:
If this president had been given a truth serum and you had one chance to ask him any question in a broadcast press conference what would it be?
For me I could ask “”Mr. President, everyone recognizes that the “War on Terror” is complete bullshit, so please give me and the American people the real reasons why you have destroyed habeas corpus, destroyed the freedom of speech, destroyed the separation of church and state, needlessly destroyed the lives of thousands of US soldiers and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis (and their families), destroyed this country’s international standing by going to was with a country that did nothing to us and by sanctioning torture and extraordinary rendition, and why have you completely destroyed the founding father’s separation of powers by creating the concept of the unitary executive?”
Of course the shorter version is “Mr. President, why do you hate America so much?”
I might have have a few other ideas, but what would you ask him?