Whitman says she would defer to military experts

MOUTAINSIDE – Newspaper editor Fred Rossi asks Kate Whitman to grade George W. Bush as a commander-in-chief.

“The important thing is not how we got there but what we would do now that we’re there,” she says.

Likening herself to the Speaker of the House, Whitman says, “I don’t think I or Nancy Pelosi” should second guess the decision by generals in the field.

Then Sen. Leonard Lance takes a question about whether we are winning the war on terror.

“Yes,” he says. “We have not had another attack since 9/11. But we have to be vigilant.”

He blasts the president of Iran and urges alertness in the face of aggression by Iran. He gives a shout-out to Sen. John McCain and his “magnificent” service in the Vietnam War.

Now it’s Martin Marks’s turn to talk about the Middle East.

“This will continue to be an unstable region,” he says. “I don’t think it’s been made more problematic by our presence there.”

Whitman says she would defer to military experts