One year after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, former high-ranking CIA official, Jose Rodriguez is speaking out and arguing that the harsh interrogation techniques that were employed by the Bush administration played a larger role in providing the intelligence road map that eventually led to the terrorist compound. In his new book, "Hard Measures," he defends the enhanced interrogation techniques like water boarding used after 9/11 on some of Al Qaeda's top leadership. The poster boy for enhanced interrogation techniques was Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, who was captured in Pakistan after a shoot out. "We were very concerned about a second wave of attacks in May, 2002. We had a flood of intelligence coming in about threats. We had the Al Qaeda, the anthrax scare of a few months before. We were very concerned that we were going to get hit again," Rodriguez told Sean, defending his stance on more aggressive interrogation. You can watch Sean's entire interv iew with Jose Rodriguez by clicking here.
Herman Cain's 9-9-9
The man, the legend, the "Pizza King" Herman Cain is not slowing down. After a popular and hard fought 2012 presidential race touting his infamous "9-9-9" plan, he is putting those same principles he campaigned on into a comprehensive book. Herman Cain joined Sean and discussed the concepts of his new book. Sean has been an admirer and long time friend of Mr. Cain's, having conducted many interviews, often discussing the revolutionary tax reform "9-9-9" plan. Herman began his career as a ballistics analyst for the Department of the Navy, then continued into the business realm where he became President and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, President of the National Restaurant Association, and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Although Herman ended his 2012 Presidential campaign, he is still trudging full speed ahead promoting his ideas and economic visions to turn this country around. "We are facing an economic crisis, an increasingly high unemployment rate and a President who is touting ways and passing laws that are digging us deeper into despair," Cain explained to Sean. Herman's 9-9-9 plan focuses on simplifying the current and burdensome federal tax code down to this: a 9% flat tax on individuals (household income), a 9% flat tax on businesses (corporate tax) and a 9% national sales tax (retail). Tell us what you think of Herman's plan on the Hannity Forums by clicking HERE and don't forget to catch him on both radio and TV. Order the book and get more info HERE.
Occupy May Day
Ron Meyer of the Young Americas Foundation and Scott Keyes of Think Progress and Michelle Fields of the Daily Caller, discussed the Occupy May Day movement with Sean. Michelle gave Sean direct audio and video information various protest locations from downtown Manhattan. Scott argued that because the 1% get the rewards of the 93% of the capital gains in our nation, these people do have something to protest. Ron argued that our nation gives everyone the opportunity to succeed and to punish success sets the mentality and mind set for a welfare state. Keyes added that there does not appear to be one cohesive theme, and there has only been about 200 people who have turned up to protest so far today. For more on the Occupy May Day protests, please click here.
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.