Goodman plays Hardball: war not the answer
August 01, 2006
Amy Goodman stays true to her Democracy Now! roots by denouncing the Israeli/Hezbollah war, defending the rationale of a ceasefire and schooling fellow guest Michael Smerconish.
Smerconish: "How do you negotiate with folks who are going to send missiles in your direction from the middle of a civilian neighborhood? I mean it's unfortunate, it's terrible what transpired but the reality is thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no other way to combat terrorism, and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s who we're combating."
Goodman: "You don't negotiate with your friends, you negotiate with your enemies; you come up with viable solutions that both can live with...what we're talking about is not even Hezbollah, we're talking about more than 700 Lebanese civilians, overwhelmingly civilians. Did they deserve to die over these last few weeks?Ã¢â‚¬ÂOddly enough, Hardball was broadcast live in Rockefeller Center as part of the 10th anniversary of MSNBC.com, and features a crowd of confused looking tourists. Maybe they thought they were there for Good Morning America.