Who's Coming For Dinner?
Fred and Jeri Thompson filled in for the vacationing Sean and were joined by National Review author and former U.S. attorney, Andrew McCarthy, to talk about U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Egypt. “I understand the new president of Egypt is trying to tread on your old territory, in regard to the Blind Sheikh “, quipped Thompson. “The Blind Sheikh was man responsible for the bombing of the World Trade Center in the early 1980s and Islamist Egyptians have been trying to get him released for almost the entire 20 years he’s been imprisoned,” explained McCarthy, “A few weeks ago the Obama Administration, when it was hosting the new Egyptian Government, actually hosted Islamic extremists including one that represented the attorney for the Blind Sheikh.” This is a little known controversial decision that hasn’t had a lot of play in the media but certainly speaks to the troubling relationships between the Obama administration and th ose in Egyptian government. The National Review had a great article on this story you can read here.
The Thompson’s were joined by former Senator George Allen to discuss his efforts to get back to the Senate in Virginia. “I jumped off the sidelines and into the fight because people are very concerned about the future of our country,” began Senator Allen, “The good news is that there are things we can do to get our country ascending rather than being in a place of diminishing opportunities.” “You were a strong conservative voice when we were working side-by-side,” praised Fred Thompson, “One of the things you worked so hard on was energy independence and yet it seems we have a President who wants us to be energy dependent.” “ On day one I’d like to introduce Virginia to produce oil and gas off our costs,” answered Allen, “We are on track to move forward with exploration but the Obama administration has put a moratorium on the East Coast.” Allen continued, “If people in Maine or Massachusetts don’t want to drill off their coast, that’s their purgative, but we in Virginia are very much in favor of it.” For more on Senator Allen’s efforts on energy independence, visit the American Energy Freedom Center here.
Does God Still Bless the USA?
Sean had a chance, before he left for vacation, to sit down with singer Lee Greenwood about his new book, ”Does God still bless the USA?” “Your song, there’s something about it that touches the heart and soul of this country,” praised Hannity, “I worry if America’s best days are behind it, I really worry about that.” “I have the same fear,” agreed Greenwood, “And there are schools in Massachusetts who’re trying to change the words of my song from God bless the USA to we love the USA.” “When you perform the song, I see tears coming down people’s cheeks,” noted Sean. It's certainly easy to say the words but to answer the question, is America in a better place now than it was thirty years ago with Greenwood's song first came out, well that's a much more difficult question to answer. For more on Mr. Greenwood's book, click here. To watch Sean's interview, click here.