Congresswoman and former Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann joins Frank on today’s show to talk about the Iranian threat in light of her recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She describes the important role of research development and technological advancement for the Israeli defense.
Joel Himelfarb of the Investigative Project on Terrorism gives his take on the “Arab Spring." In a May 19, 2011, President Obama appeared to liken the revolution in the Middle East to the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the American civil rights movement. Unfortunately, the reality on the ground is very different. A close look at three Arab countries where veteran tyrants were push out during the past year—Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya—shows that liberal democracy advocates and religious minorities have been broken down, while Islamists have been substantially strengthened.
In 1970, a comic strip coined the phrase “we have met the enemy and he is us.” Andy McCarthy explains how this phrase couldn’t be truer or more meaningful than in today’s political environment. The Marines at Camp Leatherneck were ordered to disarm in anticipation of Defense Secretary Panetta’s visit; this could have had dire consequences. What is the rationale behind ordering American troops, in a war zone, to disarm especially when such a high-valued target like Secretary Panetta visits? Did we not think the Taliban would try to launch an attack?