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Martha Raddatz Allows Leon Panetta to Dodge Question on Hillary Iraq Withdrawal Plan

Posted on 14 August 2016

Martha Raddatz, who was hosting ABC's This Week this morning, had a chance to score a major scoop but she blew it by failing to ask a very obvious followup question to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. You can see the original question posed by Radddatz at the 3:32 mark of the video below about Panetta having supported a small number of American troops remaining in Iraq and where then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood on this. This was followed by Panetta completely dodging the question on Clinton's position. However, instead of pressing Panetta on this, Raddatz avoided the obvious followup and instead went on to another unrelated question.

Sorry, Martha. You lost that very possible scoop due to failure to follow up on a question that was screaming to be answered.