This video cuts off before the interview got to another black-and-blue grilling of the Tennessee Republican concerning from whom she gets her information about political conditions in Iraq.
Here is some more transcript regarding Ms. Blackburn's connections to a Chaplain who obviously sends her sensitive reconnaissance from inside the machinery of Iraqi governance (since so many Chaplains have a role to play in Iraqi's internal affairs):
Shuster: Have you been to Iraq recently?For what? So that Iraqi officials might discuss the theology of Christian pastoral care in a military theater?
Blackburn: I have been, not been to Iraq in the past twelve months. My last trip into Iraq --
Shuster: Okay, so, just, just based on General Petraeus, that's how you can say there has been local progress made in Iraq?
Blackburn: No. No. No. No. No. I stay in touch. I stay in touch with those that are deployed. As a matter of fact, I emailed last night with a constituent of mine who is a Chaplain in Iraq ....
Shuster: What contact has the Chaplain had with local Iraqi political leaders?
Blackburn: He is in touch with them on a regular basis.