I hope the Senate listens to these guys

I’ve been negligent in not calling attention to the truly sterling testimony of my cousin Ben Connable and my colleague at the Middle East Institute Robert Ford at Senate Foreign Relations on September 17. So to remedy that mistake, here it is. I’ve failed in many efforts to clip the right piece, so you can watch a few hours of John Kerry as well, if you want. The really good stuff starts a couple of minutes after the three-hour mark:

This is Robert’s written testimony; this is Ben’s.

PS: here is a far shorter piece I did for CCTV last Friday (September 26):

PS: Crispin Smith, able Middle East Intern, has kindly clipped the Ford/Connable testimony:

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