Host: Martha Raddatz
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)
Admiral Dennis Blair
General John Allen
Howard Gordon (Homeland)
Alex Gansa (Homeland)
Raddatz: OMG this week Obama said he
might not kill as many people with drones!
Obama: the President shouldn't kill American
citizens with a drone or a shotgun or crossbow
or with his bare hand unless absolutely necessary!
Raddatz: President Paul did Senator
Obama address all your concerns?
Paul: no it wasn't not good enough –
we need to hear more about due process
Raddatz: well he said he would use deadly force
only be in response to an imminent threat
Paul: not good enough – I want Obama
to announce he doesn't have the power to
detain people so no other President will
use that power as Bush so wisely did
Raddatz: should Anwar Al-Awlaki
have been targeted or not?
Paul: he should have been tried in absentia
in a court of law and then killed
Raddatz: do you like Gitmo or
would you close it?
Paul: I would try all the detainees in a
military court - the world would greatly
admire us for doing that
Raddatz: do you think the IRS
targeted the tea party?
Paul: Obama is losing his moral authority!
Raddatz: do you see evidence
Paul: why is Obama paying people
taking the Fifth Amendment?
Raddatz: cause it's the law?
Paul: if Obama doesn't fire people
in 30 days he should resign
Raddatz: two different IRS
commissioners have already been fired
Paul: not good enough!
Raddatz: what about immigration reform?
Paul: we need to builds a bigger fence
and then let more immigrants in
Raddatz: do you support a pathway to citizenship?
Paul: no - we need to let illegal workers
become documented but not citizens – its perfect
Raddatz: what about drones?
Blair: we should bomb people
with drones through the Pentagon
Blair: because blowing people up
is what the Pentagon does!
Raddatz: fair enough
Blair: plus we could coordinate with
tanks and missiles
King: it offended me that Obama
considers morality when using drones
King: this whole moral tone is uncalled for
Raddatz: drone strikes kill a lot of civilians
Mazzetti: real change is unclear since the
CIA will still bomb Pakistan daily for
the next few years
Wasserman-Schultz: we're going to wind
down the war on terror and drones
Wasserman-Schultz: we must protect Americans
from terrifying terrorists while also bombing
people in the nicest possible way
Obama: did our Founders foresee
a Caribbean gulag?
King: I'm offended by all the moralizing
Raddatz: we all are Pete
King: I've been to Gitmo and it's the nicest
place to be held indefinitely without charges
Raddatz: It gets great reviews on Yelp
King: he's moralizing when he could
have shut down Gitmo if he was serious
Raddatz: what else?
King: our Homeland is threatened!
Blair: one-fifth of the people we release
try to kill Americans again but that's
a small price to pay
Wasserman-Schultz: Gitmo puts Americans
around the world in jeopardy!
Raddatz: I'll take for indefinite detention for $1,000
Wasserman-Schultz: Obama is not saying the
prisoners be released – just that they be put
on trial and rehabilitated and then
disappeared after they have learned their lesson
King: you can't send detainees to Yemen –
it's a hellish land of isolated lunatics
Wasserman-Schultz: like Long Island with a desert
Raddatz: what about winning hearts and minds?
King: we used force to defend muslims
in Bosnia and we were attacked on 9/11!
Raddatz: well screw it then
King: we should be proud of our record in Gitmo!
Wasserman-Schultz: oh sure it's our finest hour
Raddatz: James Rosen was named a
Mazzetti: it's chilling!
Raddatz: what if people don't want to t
alk to reporters ever again?
Mazaetti: if reporters go to jail that would be scary!
Blair: you all are fantasizing about things
that are not actually happening
Raddatz: it's so chilling!
Wasserman-Schultz: leaking classified
information is crime you know
Wasserman-Schultz: they are jeopardizing
the United States!
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Raddatz: General you were leading
our troops in Afghanistan and then you
find out you are drawn into this silly
Petraeus e-mail investigation
Allen: it was bizarre – I'm trying to fight
a war and suddenly people are asking how
I know some flirty neighbor from Florida
Raddatz: Mrs. Allen you knew this Florida
socialite who supposedly sent 30,000 e-mails
Mrs. Allen: it was crazy – he's fighting a war
and I'm battling auto-immune disease and now
we have to go through 10,000 forwarded e-mails
about a cat stuck in box
Raddatz: that was hilarious
Allen: I said that's it – I'm outta here
Raddatz: Petraeus was at your retirement party
Allen: he's a great guy
Raddatz: did you talk about his affair
that wrecked your career
Allen: no we did not
Raddatz: what do you think about?
Allen: over 500 troops we lost in Afghanistan
Raddatz: that's tough
Allen: then we lost all those Navy
SEALS in a helicopter crash
Raddatz: what's going on in Afghanistan now?
Allen: the Taliban are fighting for their
lives now – they realized we're not going anywhere
Raddatz: but we are leaving
Allen: but international forces will remain
forever – suck it radicals!
Raddatz: what about Iraq?
Allen: I'm worried Iraq is becoming polarized
Allen: yes just when things were
getting good we're leaving!
Raddatz: what about sex assault in the military?
Allen: it's terrible - silence isn't good enough!
Raddatz: what about Memorial Day
Allen: troops have sacrificed a lot for
all the freedom we enjoy every day
Raddatz: did Lois Lerner do anything wrong?
Wasserman-Schultz: everyone hates the IRS!
Raddatz: was this political?
King: did Obama know about it?
Raddatz: his chief of staff knew about it
King: the White House Counsel
shouldn't insulate the President
Wasserman-Schultz: excuse me
Darrell Issa knew a year ago too!
King: Obama should have taken direct
action against the IRS immediately a year ago!
Wasserman-Schultz: hey dumbass Darrell Issa
didn't say anything last year!
King: but Obama runs the IRS day-to-day
Wasserman-Schultz: no he doesn't idiot
Haberman: all I know is if you
take the Fifth you must be guilty
Avila: the people get the IRS scandal
and they fear the IRS – that's why the
President took decisive action
Raddatz: investigating reporters
is also a big scandal
Avila: no one cares Martha
Raddatz: what about immigration reform
Avila: hey the Senate actually got
something done – it's a miracle!
Avila: the GOP needs to win over
Latino votes or lose every election
for a generation
Haberman: immigration reform passed
but it still isn't filibuster proof under
our new rules
Raddatz: i for one welcome our
minority wacko overlords
King: I like immigrants - I just
don't like swarthy people
Wasserman-Schultz: the tea party
will probably kill this bill if it lets
brown people stay in the U.S.
King: we don't want another 10 million
illegal people a year from now
Raddatz: what's the deal with sexual
assault in the military
Wasserman-Schultz: 25,000 assaults
in one year! The guy in charge of sex
assault was accused sex assault!
Raddatz: that's not good
Wasserman-Schultz: we need to get sex
assault prosecutions out of the chain of command
Raddatz: the military would say that would
the ability of officers to cover up crimes
Wasserman-Schultz: well that's too damn bad
King: sing it sister
Avila: menfolk and womenfolk just don't mix
Raddatz: sex assault happens to men too
Avila: those are just pranks
Raddatz: Anthony Weiner wants to
be the next Mayor!
Haberman: Weiner has a chance but it's a tiny one
Raddatz: will he still be typical cantankerous?
Haberman: he's apologized and now
he's back to being his usual feisty crazy self
Raddatz: OMG I'm talking to the creators of “Homeland!”
Gordon: what if a child were
killed in a drone strike?
Raddatz: good question
Gordon: I'm not a policy expert
Raddatz: but you're so profound
Gordon: I like complexity
Gordon: we wanted a returning soldier
on tv who was a good role model
Raddatz: do you feel any social responsibility?
Gordon: oh sure
Raddatz: Obama watches the show
Gordon: I hope he likes it even
though we killed the V.P.
Gansa: our writers are good but are
actors are amazing
Raddatz: spill some plot lines for me
Gansa: what if there was a major terror
attack on the U.S. sponsored by a state?
Raddatz: we'd go to war
Raddatz: we've done it for less
Raddatz: thanks for watching –
good memorial day everyone