September 10, 2014 Archives

September 10, 2014 Archives

Maher vs. Charlie Rose: To Claim Islam Is Like Other Religions Is Naive And Plain Wrong

Bill Maher clashed with Charlie Rose over Islam during an appearance on Rose's Bloomberg Television program this week. Maher, the host of Real Time on HBO, scoffed at Rose's numerous attempts to link Islam to Christianity and to try to disavow radical Muslims as representatives of the religion. Rose contended numerous times that "moderate Mu

Obama: "ISIL Is Not Islamic"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the f

Chris Matthews on Obama Speech: I Didn't Hear How We're Going To Defeat ISIS, "Didn't Sound Sufficient"

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I heard all the necessary conditions but not the sufficient conditions for defeating ISIS. And I didn't hear in there how we're going to encourage the Arab countries, the Islamic world to go after ISIS. I didn't hear that. I heard air strikes by the United States. I heard military training and support for the Free Syrian Army. I hea

Fireworks: McCain vs. Carney on Iraq: "Not A Matter Of Disagreement; It's A Matter Of Facts"

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and newly minted CNN contributor and former Obama press secretary Jay Carney spar over the Iraq war and if the current situation in Iraq and Syria could have been avoided. SEN. JOHN McCAIN: I think it was a very weak argument. And by the way, I'm astounded that Mr. Carney should say that the Free Syrian Arm

Rand Paul: "I Don't Always Support Intervention, But This Is One I Do Support"

SEAN HANNITY: Do you think the president needs constitutional approval before taking any military action? SEN. RAND PAUL: Absolutely. Thee constitution's very clear. They debated this in the beginning. Hamilton as well as Madison are very explicit in the Federalist Papers, they say we gave the war making power to Congress because we wanted to m

Krauthammer: If Obama Were A Prime Minister, He Would Be Booted Out In A No Confidence Vote

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: This was a political speech in the guise of a military plan. There wasn't a lot in the plan, it was obvious stuff meaning an air campaign to support Iraqis and Kurds on the ground which we've been doing. And then analogizing it to what we're doing in Yemen, saying our objective is to do what we're doing in Yemen and Somalia, wh

Michael Moore: Obama Will Only Be Remembered As First Black President

"That's it, Mr. Obama. 100 years from now: 'He was the first black American that got elected president.' And that's it. Eight years of your life and that's what people are going to remember. Boy, I got a feeling, knowing you, that — you'd probably wish you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could've done," Michael Moor

Gingrich to Carney: This Was Closer To A George W. Bush Speech Than Anything Obama Has Said Before

NEWT GINGRICH: Jay, let me break in and say two things. First just as a logical point, you just now said the president by your own terms, apparently really wanted to have American troops there (Iraq) in perpetuity, although a few minutes ago you pointed out we didn't want troops there in perpetuity. You can't have it both ways. Second, this spe

Carney: Obama's "No Strategy" Remark Was "Clearly" Him Saying One Was Being Developed

WOLF BLITZER, CNN: How much of a mistake was it when the president said a week or so ago he really didn't have a strategy for dealing with ISIS in Syria? JAY CARNEY, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: You know, Wolf, when I heard that, I'm sure folks who I left behind when I left the White House grimaced a little bit because what he was saying, quite clearly, is

Full Obama Address: "America, Our Endless Blessings Bestow An Enduring Burden"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the

Stossel: Europe Freeloading Off U.S. Military

JOHN STOSSEL: Why isn't the message, Europe, this is your problem? BILL O'REILLY: Because you're isn't going to do anything. STOSSEL: And Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Because they freeload off us. They don't spend much on defense. O'REILLY: That's the way of the world. We're not changing Spain. We're not going to change the Arab nations, althou

Gutierrez: I Will Mobilize Millions Of Immigrants To Push For Action By Thanksgiving

REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ:  Look, I have made my argument to the president, to this White House, to the cabinet, I lost that argument. I am now going to make sure this Thanksgiving, by this Thanksgiving, the president has said, he didn't say, oh, Luis, you're wrong on the public he didn't say that. Policy. He didn't say you're wrong on whether or not I

Chris Matthews: We Better Be Prepared For An Attack If We Bomb ISIS, "That's What We're Asking For"

CHRIS MATTHEWS: More force is not the answer because If you want to escalate, to use the president's phrase, we know how to do this. We know how to make things worse in the Middle East. We do know that. What we don't know how to do yet is deescalate, how to lower the heat, how to reduce the popularity, if you will, of these zealot groups, these zea

Gibbs: "If All This Keeps Up, We Might Finally Be Greeted As Liberators In Iraq"

ROBERT GIBBS, FMR. OBAMA PRESS SECRETARY: I feel like I'm in the Wayback Machine, Dick Cheney in Iraq. Look, maybe the best thing I can say is if all this keeps up, we might finally be greeted as liberators in Iraq and Dick Cheney will in some way finally be right for a prediction he made there. I will say this, I don't think the American people ar

John Kerry: ISIL A "Hateful Ideology That Has Nothing To Do With Islam"

JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: ISIL claims to be fighting on behalf of Islam but the fact is that its hateful ideology has nothing do with Islam. ISIL a manifestation of evil, a vicious terrorist organization and it is an organization that achieves its goals only through violence, repression and destruction. Fed by illicit funding and a stream of

Sen. King: Ironic GOP Suing Obama For Executive Actions, But Imploring Him To Go To War

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN: We're going to get to that, Senator, because that's the second part of the problem that I said I wanted to address with you and we'll do it right now. You do know whose boots are going to be on the ground. We're perpetuating a myth because you don't like it politically down there in Washington, because you know people don't want A

Sen. Inhofe on War Against ISIS: "If It Takes Ground Troops, Whatever It Takes"

GWEN IFILL: And, Senator Inhofe, that AUMF, the authorization to use military force, do you know whether your — the leaders in the Senate or the House who are meeting with the president today even want a vote on this? SEN. JAMES INHOFE: Well, you know, I don’t know that because this meeting that they’re having right now with the president

Sen. Kaine: Obama "Legally Obligated" To Get Congressional Approval

SEN. TIM KAINE (D-VA): Andrea, you know that this question is one that has been the subject of debate since the constitution was written in the 1780s. As I dig into it, and I've spent a lot of time looking at this, I'm from Virginia, James Madison was the drafter of the Constitution. We're so militarily connected. I think for the president to move

Chuck Todd: Obama Could Do "Carter-Like Damage" To Democratic Party Brand

CHUCK TODD: It actually is impacting the entire Democratic Party -- we did some issue testing, "Who better handles which issue?" Democrats or Republicans. Took out Obama. Republicans lead by 38 points of the issue of ensuring a strong national defense. He is on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign po

Mark Levin on Ray Rice: Bill Clinton "Wasn't Banned From Anything"

MARK LEVIN: Finally, the president is speaking to the nation -- not in a joint session of Congress insisting on a declaration of war. Quite the contrary. From the White House, not insisting on a declaration of war, and I assure you that you'll be as confused tomorrow as you are today about Obama while on the other hand he tries to stop his sinking

Maddow: If A U.S. Fighter Jet Gets Shot Down By ISIS, What Then?

RACHEL MADDOW: Yes, some of the U.S. aircraft that are conducting these now 153 airstrikes are drones, so there is no pilot at risk, the the other aircraft that we've got over there are fighter jets and what they describe as attack aircraft. All of those have pilots and crews. And for some reason we've decided not to call what they're doing "combat

Chris Hayes: Ferguson A Result Of Small Government

CHRIS HAYES: You hear it over and over again from politicians, particularly on the right, 'big government is bad; small local government is good.' Rand Paul made the case when he addressed the police response in Ferguson, writing, 'not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem.' There's no smaller more close to its constitue

O'Reilly to Obama: Sitting It Out No Longer an Option

O'REILLY: As we reported last night, the president's leadership is shaky by historical standards. Most importantly, he does not, does not want to use American power. He feels that it has been misused in the past. And he would rather stay on the sidelines than confront difficult situations. Therefore he delays and the problem gets worse.

"Special Report" Panel: Is Obama Hurting Democrats in Midterms?

Mara Liasson, Dana Perino, and Charles Krauthammer join Bret Baier.

Chris Matthews: Some In Congress Think: Go to War and "Tell Us About It Later"

Adam Schiff and John Garamendi join Chris Matthews to discuss President Obama’s strategy against ISIS, and whether or not Congress will have a say in it.

Kaine: Obama Does Not Have Authority To Wage War Without Congressional Approval

SEN. TIM KAINE (D-VA): Mr. President, one month ago, the President initiated an air campaign against ISIL in Iraq. ISIL is a dangerous terrorist organization committing atrocities against thousands of people, including American hostages, and a strong American response to include military action is certainly warranted. In the first month of the a

CBS Denver: Udall Is Apologizing For Remarks About ISIS Beheadings

In a debate against Republican Cory Gardner, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said that beheaded Americans Steven Sotloff and James Foley would not want the U.S. to be impulsive in relatiation against their killers. Udall stands by his assessment that ISIS is not an imminent threat to the U.S. but apologized for invoking the names of the murdered journa

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