On Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed conservative columnist and author Jonah Goldberg to the program for a fiery discussion on politics, and foreign policy.
On the heels of Barack Obama's recently released campaign advertisement, Piers Morgan reviewed using the strike on Osama bin Laden for political gain:
"Are you telling me with a straight face again that Mitt Romney wouldn't have capitalized on that if he had taken out Osama bin Laden?" asked the host.
"First of all, your characterization of what Mitt Romney said, I think, is off," declared the guest. "Mitt Romney was talking about fighting the war on terror in the context of fighting one, coming after one man...He wasn't spending all of this money. That's not what Barack Obama did when he got Osama bin Laden. It was a pretty cheap operation."
At Morgan's urging, Goldberg estimated the cost of the mission to be in the neighborhood of $50 million.
"Wow! That's cheap in the Republican world?" responded the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "No wonder the country got into the mess it did."
Upon the insinuation that his flippant figure was precisely the type of cliched ideology he references in his newest book, Goldberg defended his response:
"You pried it out of me. You begged me for answer."
"That's good journalism, isn't it?," replied Morgan. "Isn't that the point of an interview?"
Goldberg characterized the sit down differently: "You're cross-examining me. You're not interviewing."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview/cross-examination, as the host and author trade contentious commentary on the backdrop of the current campaign, and upcoming election.
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