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David Letterman To Brian Williams: ‘What More Do We Want [Obama] To Do For Us, Honest To God?’
Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 05/16/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

NBC News anchor Brian Williams appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night. Letterman discussed Williams’s special on Rock Center about the killing of Osama bin Laden and became agitated when describing President Barack Obama’s successes as compared to what he sees as President George W. Bush’s failures in the War on Terror. “What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to god,” asked Letterman.

He was first asked about CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, who Williams described as being suspiciously “sunny” in his disposition. “Life’s too short, if you feel like something a dog left on the sidewalk, say it,” said Williams.

Williams had great praise for the CBS and ABC News teams. Letterman, in turn, complimented Williams on his Rock Center special on the assassination of the Osama bin Laden.

Letterman drew applause from the audience when he said that he felt Obama had demonstrated “great courage and great intelligence” when he “gunned down” bin Laden and asked “what more do you want to lead your country?”

Williams said that most uniformed military personnel would tell him under the Bush administration that bin Laden himself was not a priority. “What you now find out, interviewing everyone in that picture, that of course it was a priority but it was a renewed priority when President Obama came into office,” said Williams. “He inherited a different set of circumstances – combat was winding down, arguably, at least the first if not the second.”

Letterman said that circumstances in Obama’s first term were worse than those for Bush, so “why didn’t he go after him?”

Williams outlines just how low the chances were that Obama could have been able to corner bin Laden where he was in Pakistan.

Letterman questioned why Obama should not be able to use the killing of bin Laden as a campaign tool when he believed Bush’s team would have done the same thing in that position. “Remember the Iraq war, “mission accomplished,” well holy ****, the mission was not accomplished,” said Letterman. “They put a banner up on the SS Lincoln, George flies up on the thing. He was very cute.”

“What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to god,” asked Letterman to applause.

“And there you have it,” responded Williams.

The segment concluded with a discussion on gay marriage and Letterman attempting to get to the bottom of his confusion as to why some would oppose same-sex marriage rights.

Watch the segment below via CBS:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bush; davidletterman; gaymarriage; military; msm; obama; osama; television
syc·o·phant (sk-fnt, sk-)n. A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people. syco·phantic (-fntk), syco·phanti·cal (-t-kl) adj. syco·phanti·cal·ly adv.
1 posted on 05/16/2012 6:26:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did they discuss the economy at all?


2 posted on 05/16/2012 6:29:43 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Letterman is an ass.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: John W

Hahahahahahaha! [gasp] Hahahahahaha!


4 posted on 05/16/2012 6:35:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: John W

I don’t think those two pixies are smart enough to know anything about the economy. One reads the “news” from a teleprompter and one reads somebody else’s jokes from a teleprompter. I’m not sure which is which.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 6:38:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to god,”

Turn in his resignation.

6 posted on 05/16/2012 6:40:07 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Letterman and Golam are identical twins!


7 posted on 05/16/2012 6:42:08 PM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Letterman, get off your casting bed and pay attention. Tell Zer0 to get off the flush handle!


8 posted on 05/16/2012 6:47:30 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: John W

Never mind that. Did they talk about why Rock 30 is on hiatus until sweeps are over?


9 posted on 05/16/2012 6:49:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Letterman is a sicko alright - and a pervert too.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 6:51:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should have been “What more do we want Obama to do TO us”. It seems the American people enjoy getting screwed.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 6:52:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: oyez
“What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to god,”

I can't help reading between the lines on this; Letterman's remarks were completely over the top. Do you think he was serious?

12 posted on 05/16/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Resign?


13 posted on 05/16/2012 6:54:45 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Mears

yes, Letterman is an ass; but he’s a bigger fool.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 6:55:10 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Bigotry is the enemy of conservatism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

15 posted on 05/16/2012 6:59:08 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do we need to do to get this idiot off the boob tube?
He is a cheater, adulter, user of women, misogynist, over paid, un-funny and is still on the TV.
How low do his ratings have to go for the network to drop him?


16 posted on 05/16/2012 7:30:56 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet that when the shtf, he will not be around too long.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 7:41:55 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go schtuck an intern, @$$hole.


18 posted on 05/16/2012 7:43:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to god,”

How about: “suiciiiiiiiiiide” ~re: Lantos


19 posted on 05/16/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by No!
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is my sincere prayer that the heart attack will win next time...

FUDL
IHYDYSSOB


20 posted on 05/16/2012 7:52:11 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can imagine Letterman losing a lot of viewers that night.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 8:08:29 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: jimbo123

22 posted on 05/16/2012 8:17:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: tumblindice

“Fuggedaboudit, Dave.”


23 posted on 05/16/2012 8:22:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain

FUDL
IHYDYSSOB

I am surprised! I figured out what this stands for.


24 posted on 05/16/2012 8:29:40 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: servo1969

B*** him! Why not? He’s screwed the whole country. The same applies to Letterman and Williams. Two leftist turds in the cesspool of the media.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 8:50:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Resign?


26 posted on 05/16/2012 9:05:35 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Mears

Proving once again...

Letterman is Boring and Stupid.....

I havent watched His Yawner Show for 2 Years Now....

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.......


27 posted on 05/16/2012 9:09:47 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

20 years ago Letterman was talented, funny and we loved watching him. He’s turned into a bitter, old fart. I can’t stomach him now.


28 posted on 05/16/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT by Lucky2 ( 0BAMA MUST GO!)
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To: Lucky2

Yep, about the same experience only about 30 years ago.

He was “must watch TV” for our military midshift about 1981. Once I went overseas and stopped watching him, I found I really didn’t miss him.

Then he turned out to be quite an asshole, I’d say at about the end of Reagan’s term in office.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 6:21:34 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: matginzac
What do we need to do to get this idiot off the boob tube?

Why does Brian Williams get a pass? He's a "news" anchor. Real journalists should be mortified to appear so in the tank for a commie bureaucrat.

30 posted on 05/17/2012 7:14:40 AM PDT by Reeses
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