cronkite to pen newspaper column
Wow...Republican policies have retired broadcaster emeritus Walter Cronkite so upset, he's going to write a weekely op-ed column to debut later this summer.
"Possibly, I'm mad," says Cronkite, who's launching a weekly newspaper opinion column the week of Aug. 3. "I'm mad in a psychological way, but also in a political sense.
"I think there are many things going on in our world today that are of great importance to the future of our democracy and world peace, and I was looking for an outlet."
Cronkite has blasted President Bush's preemptive strike against Iraq. He labels it a dangerous policy "because any little, tiny nation that has a border conflict can use it as an excuse to begin a war."