For those of you who did not get a chance to listen and would like to, here is the link to click so you too can listen to the BBC Radio Show I was on today, http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/whys/whys_20081020-1910a.mp3
It was an interesting show to say the least. I guess it was actually being recorded in the most liberal city we have, San Francisco. I did not realize this ahead of time, but it became clear just a few minutes into it. There were two hosts who were in London I think, and then a few other guest from San Francisco area, and from Afghanistan also. Needless to say the “experts” from America were as far left as they could be. One of the guests, (you can figure out who by listening) was a left leaning whack that would make Michael Moore look conservative.Â She actually said American forces dropping precision guided bombs and missiles and accidentally killing civilians is just as bad and equal to the Taliban forces that massacred over 30 people on a bus this weekend, to include beheading six of them.
I knew there was no changing of minds here, but it was a chance for me to get the message out. I was encouraged to hear one of the guests from Afghanistan support what I was saying, which was that security is the first step in order to restore the country, develop its infrastructure, and provide for its people. I was also glad to hear a few people email into the site slamming the far left loonie on her views.
Overall I was glad to participate and flattered that they asked me to be part of this panel (for lack of a better description). With so many guests on the show plus people calling in with questions, I did not get the chance to say all that I wanted to say. However in an email after the broadcast one of the show’s producers told me that they would probably have me back on in the future as they liked what I had to say and I came across well and articulate.
So we will see what the future holds, but for now click on the link above and listen to old Bouhammer take on some of the arm-chair quarterbacks from the ultra liberal left.
UPDATE-Check out http://worldhaveyoursay.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/on-air-does-afghanistan-need-a-surge/ and read some of the 97 comments on this blog. This is the blog for the radio show, which received many comments during the show and afterward.