“I think the relationship between President Obama and General Petraeus has been a rocky one,” vanden Heuvel said of the ongoing CIA scandal, before taking a shot at Van Susteren’s network: “Don’t forget, that over at your network at Fox, he was your candidate for a while. I mean, he was going to be the Republican candidate.”
“Wait a minute,” Van Susteren attempted to interrupt, as host George Stephanopoulos joked: “That may have been a factor in why he was made CIA director.”
“You keep your foes close. But I also think that there are many people who can fill this hole, and I just wish that there was a different approach to foreign policy, a less militarized one, that emphasizes political solutions and diplomacy,” vanden Heuvel concluded.
Van Susteren then entered the conversation with a rebuking of vanden Heuvel’s comments:
Let me say one thing. For the many journalists at our news organization, we have very many world renowned journalists, Jennifer Griffin, Catherine Herridge, and when you say, “Your candidate over at your network,” let me just say that there are a lot of people who work really hard, and I think you’re probably speaking for some of our conservative people like Sean Hannity.
“Yes,” replied vanden Heuvel.
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