Poor Chris Hayes of MSNBC. Chris tried to interview Carter Page, but without success. Years ago, Captain Page was interviewed in a military debriefing:
“Officer Page, what did you see at the airport?”
“ Sir, Yes I did.”
“Officer Page, what was it that you saw during the raid
“ That depends on what is of interest.”
“ Officer Page, can you please explain to us why 15 of your men were killed that night?’
“ Sir, you know that some operations are confidential, and rightfully so.”
“ Officer Page, we understand, but you are our only source of information. Every other man is dead.!”
“ Sir, you are correct. Every man was killed.”
“ I trust that you can appreciate the need for privacy. The event was clearly tragic.”
“ Page, I am asking you straight up. I want a straight answer.”
“ Okay. I understand.”
“ Can I be perfectly honest, Captain?”
“ Of course – certainly.”
“ Were you or were you not at the airport?”
“ The airport?”
“ Yes, Captain. Were you at the airport during the raid?”
“ The airport. Yes, I believe I was at the airport. I think I can say I was there.
“ I take that to mean you were there. Great! While you were at the airport were you party to the raid?”
“ Sir, I will tell you without hesitation that was no party.”
“ Captain, you know what I mean. This is serious. You clearly cannot respond to simple questions, can you?”
“ That is not true.
“ Alright then. Tell me what happened at the airport during the raid.
“ Sir. You are asking me to tell you information that can be misinterpreted.
“ Captain. I am slowly, but rest assured becoming troubled by your responses.”
“ Sir, I am only trying to offer the best to my recollection.
“ I understand. Captain. As best as you can recall, please tell us what you saw during the raid at the airport.
“ Well, I mean I was at the airport, but not very long. During the raid 15 of my men were killed.”
“ Go on Captain. Go on.
“ What is it that you want me to say?
“ Captain, are you serious? Do you really not understand my questions?
“ Sir, I understand fully, and as I said personal observations and feelings are difficult to remember after time.
“ Captain, it is less than one year since the raid. I will stop now. You might not believe me, but I am quite sympathetic to your situation. I am pleased you came to testify. It cannot be easy.
“ Sir, you are right about that.”
“ I am right about what?”
“ Sir, I can sure use some sympathy. Every time I talk to people they think I am hiding something. They think I am being uncooperative.”
“ Captain, I must be honest with you. I am not a dentist, nor do I like Dentists, but getting answers from you is like pulling teeth. I refuse to be responsible for you needing dentures. Dismissed.