Q&A with Diana West
Diana West discussed her weekly online and syndicated column about cultural and political issues from a self-described conservative… read more
Diana West discussed her weekly online and syndicated column about cultural and political issues from a self-described conservative viewpoint. She talked about the spread of Islamic law throughout formerly non-Islamic areas of the Western world and her opposition to the war in Afghanistan. She detailed her criticism of General David Petraeus for what she calls a “fuzzy headed” policy in Iraq during 2006. She calls the surge strategy of building up troops in Iraq an idealistic and naive policy and believes the war was not worth the effort and failed to create a permanent positive benefit for the U.S. She also expressed her concern about a wealthy member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia owning a large stake in News Corp. She talks about her childhood and the issues and events that influenced her political thinking.
Diana West was a reporter and editorial writer for the Washington Times for 18 years. She is the author of The Death of the Grownup.. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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