McCain: 'We Need to Finish the Job' in Libya
Politicians on both sides of the aisle have been critical of “The Anointed One’s” decision to take part in the military campaign against Qaddafi's regime. Senator John McCain, who joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline, has said that not only does he agree with the no-fly zone, he thinks we should do even more to oust Qaddafi. “I think we need to finish the job. The reason why wars are waged is to achieve political objectives,” McCain told Sean. The Senator felt the multiple week delay in instituting the no-fly zone gravely hurt the rebels’ chance to oust Qaddafi. “We could have, by imposing a no-fly zone immediately, given the kind of cover for the anti-Qaddafi rebels to succeed and they would have succeeded, not only in my view but other military experts. Instead, they dithered and went back and forth and all this conversation about multi-nationalism and Security Council. Meanwhile, Qaddafi, through firepower and airpower was able to regain an initiative and now he has ci ties surrounded where terrible things are taking place,” McCain said. As bad as the situation appears to be now in Libya, the Arizona Senator still believes the United States and NATO forces can emerge victorious. “I think that we can, through humanitarian assistance, I think by providing arms and some intelligence and other things to the anti-Qaddafi forces, that they can succeed.” To watch Sean’s television interview with Senator John McCain please click here.
Cain: “The Water Tastes The Same”
Businessman, newspaper columnist and political activist Herman Cain announced weeks ago that he had formed a presidential exploratory committee. Since forming his committee Cain has generated a constant buzz in political circles about his potential candidacy for president. Cain recently said he intends to formally announce his Republican presidential candidacy sometime in the next month. Cain joined Sean on today’s show and unveiled a new video in which he explains what it was like to grow up in segregated Atlanta. Said Cain, while on the road in Iowa, “We were at the bargain basement at the department store one day, and my Mom was looking on a rack to get some stuff for us. We asked her if we could go get some water. She said yes. And Mom specifically said, ‘Now, y’all make sure y’all drink out of the “colored” fountain.’ So my brother went first, while I stayed on the look-out, to sip the ‘white’ water. Then he was on the look-out while I sipped the ‘white’ water. Then we both sipped the colored water. We looked at each other [and said], ‘The water tastes the same. What’s the big deal?’” You can watch Cain’s video in its entirety by clicking here.
Girl Scout Cookie Sales Barred?
Sean kicked off Friday’s show on a slightly lighter note, mentioning an ongoing story involving Girl Scout cookie sales. It seems the city of Hazelwood in Missouri has told two kids they can no longer sell Girl Scout cookies in their driveway because it "violates our home occupancy code, which states that people can't sell commodities out of their home." According to Hazelwood spokesman Tim Davidson the criminal masterminds perpetrating these evil deeds caused a high-volume of people to come by homes “and caused some dogs to bark” said Davidson. “I’ll tell ya what,” Sean said to show producer Elisha, “If you can track these girls down I’ll take two boxes of Do-Si-Dos and I’ll buy a box for everybody on the staff that wants one,” Sean said. “This is just nuts.” To watch KMOV’s news report on the story please click here.
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election.
Speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, foreign policy, islam, interfaith and cohesive societies. He offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at www.TheGhousediary.com . Mike has a strong national and local presence in the tv, radio and print media, details at www.MikeGhouse.net , a personal site.
Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is a newspaper columnist, businessman, political activist, and radio talk-show host from Georgia. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He is a former deputy chairman (1992–94) and chairman (1995–96) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Cain's newspaper column is distributed by North Star Writers Group. He currently lives in the Atlanta suburbs. In January 2011, Cain announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a potential candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.