Lara Logan of CBS News on al Qaeda and Afghanistan
CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan addresses the Better Government Association's annual luncheon. Her speech included several blistering critiques of US government assertions about the state of al Qaeda and other extremist groups in Afghanistan, and she offered the following as part of the rationale for her recent 60 Minutes report on the topic: "I have never missed a year of the Afghan War ... and I knew that we were being lied to, and the American people were being misled, and when it comes to issues that I care about, like issues of national security, I don't think that politics should dictate your national security policy. And I don't know a journalist that likes being lied to, so that really set us on this path."
For more information, see Threat Matrix: Reports of al Qaeda, Taliban defeats are 'a major lie,' says CBS reporter