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KILMEADE KONDENSED: 9/3/2013
By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN’S QUOTE OF THE DAY
Brian on Obama’s Decision to Not Call Back Congress: “Does anyone out there think that an attack on Syria is not time-sensitive? If you want to degrade their assets, if you want to hamstring their military, if you want to teach them a substantial lesson, what do you think is the benefit to waiting? The President will wait for Congress and will not call them back for a quick vote even though he’s going to the G20 Summit!”
Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, talked to Brian about President Obama’s remarks Saturday saying the U.S. should take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “This is typical Obama politics,” Herman exclaimed, “This is an attempt to run from the responsibility of making a hard choice and a hard decision.” Herman went on to say that Congress has got to step up. “This is a President who is an embarrassment to our allies and he’s an aid and comfort to our enemies; and he simply can’t be trusted.”
FOX News National Security Correspondent LT. COL. BILL COWAN continued the conversation about Syria. Cowan said he is worried about supporting the resistance overall, but is even more worried about what will happen if the Free Syrian Army gets pushed aside. “If the bad guys win and [the] Free Syrian Army, who we can get along with, gets pushed aside by the Islamists, suddenly somebody else has control of those chemical weapons. At least under Assad the chemical weapons didn’t get used against Israel or the west,” Cowan explained.
JENNIFER GRIFFIN, FOX News’ National Security Correspondent, gave Brian the latest update on Syria. “I’ve spoken to Pentagon officials, there’s no way they’re going to strike those civilian areas. They don’t want to add to the death toll there,” Griffin said about the rumored attacks. She also said that President Obama will definitely be going to the G20 summit, but his team will be “working to get the votes while he’s gone.”
“If the vote were today, I would vote no!” REP. FRANK WOLF (R-VA) weighed in on whether or not there should be a major strike in Syria. Wolf said there is too much confusion surrounding the issue, and if the Congressional vote were today, he would vote no. Wolf went on to say that if Assad were to survive the strike, it would make him look stronger and give him a case for more aid.
LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH, FOX News Military Analyst, talked to Brian about what the challenge is today in regards to Syria. “The challenge today is to get out of the mess that Obama has made of this whole Syria situation,” North exclaimed. He went on to say that this all is the aftermath of the utopian Arab Spring speech President Obama gave in June of 2009 in Cairo. “[Obama] told the world that Assad had to go and then did absolutely nothing,” he said.
DIANA MADISON, Host and Executive Producer of Hollyscoop, talked to Brian about the big announcement surrounding the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Madison revealed that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson will star in the movie as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Later, she talked about the movie The Butler and whether or not Oprah will snag an Oscar for her role.