What's Going On?
Fox News correspondent Leland Vittert who has been stationed on the ground in Egypt joined Sean on the show to share his thoughts on the events in the Middle East. “We keep getting conflicting reports that Egyptian President Mubarak is not resigning,” questioned Sean, “There are even rumors he’s left the country already.” Vittert explained, “The military is extremely well respected and powerful and they’re saying that they are stepping in for the safety of the country.” “If Mubarak is gone, the biggest problem I see is that the people who genuinely want freedom and a better way of life but the only organized opposition that exists,” warned Hannity. This is certainly the real fear and something that we should all pay attention to very closely. The latest is that President Mubarak will transfer authority but remain in office, it remains to be seen what happens tomorrow.
Col. Oliver North and Andrew McCarthy
For a different perspective, Col. Oliver North and senior fellow at the National Review Institute Andrew McCarthy came on the show. “The White House has been wrong the entire time about the Muslim Brotherhood,” noted Hannity, “The protestors didn’t get the remarks they wanted to hear and that the military will insure a peaceful transition.” Col. North suggested that was a good thing to hear, “The Egyptian Army, next to the Muslim Brotherhood, is the most respected organization in the country and the only guarantor of a possible tranquil transition is going to be the army.” McCarthy offered his thoughts saying, “Egypt is on the fast track to become what modern Turkey has become. “ Hannity quickly retorted, “Do you mean the Turkey that wouldn’t help us in Iraq when we needed them?” McCarthy further explained, “In Turkey the military is supposed to be a committed secular society but Islamic have simply degraded the ability of the military to stop the Islamic march.” It’s so important that we really pay attention to the world politics and folks like Oliver North and Andrew McCarthy can really help guide us, if we listen.
Michelle Malkin and Sally Kohn Debate
Michelle Malkin and Sally Kohn stopped by to discuss the latest gaff by the Obama Administration. Earlier today the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, made the confusing statement that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is “largely secular which has eschewed violence in its past.” “In my mind the White House has pretty much resigned itself to the fact that the Brotherhood will play a role in whatever new government emerges in Egypt,” offered Hannity, “Don’t we need to concern ourselves with who they are?” Malkin agreed saying, “Federal officials in our homeland security apparatus and our intelligence apparatus are ill-equipped to confront the existential threat that these groups pose to people who love freedom all around the world.” Kohn offered her thoughts saying, “The Muslim Brotherhood has been picked on by Bin Laden and others as being too middle of the road for not supporting violence but what’s more important is that these have been secular protests.” The Muslim Brotherhood is not likely the peace loving organization they’d like you to believe they are. While not as dangerous as other groups, it’s worth trying to understand who they are and what they stand for, especially in an area as strategically important as Egypt.
Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is a retired United States Marine Corps officer. Currently, he is a political commentator, host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News Channel, a military historian, and a New York Times best-selling author.
Michele Marie Amble Bachmann (born April 6, 1956) is the United States Representative of Minnesota's 6th congressional district and member of the Republican Party . She is the third woman and first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress. She defeated her Democratic challenger, Elwyn Tinklenberg , in the 2008 election in a race that had gained national attention following her controversial televised call for the media to investigate members of Congress for perceived anti-American bias, including Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama . The 6th congressional district includes the northern far suburbs of the Twin Cities along with St. Cloud . She won 50 percent of the votes in the 2006 election , defeating Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Patty Wetterling and the Independence Party 's John Binkowski . Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2001 to 2007.