Friday Lightning Round: Bin Laden son-in-law captured
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 6:29
- Date Mar 8, 2013
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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If this man.
Right next -- Osama bin Laden.
Involved in the attacks on our country on 9/11.
Don't you think it would be important that we not telling me the right to remain silent.
Republican senator Kelly -- -- not happy with the Obama administration's decision.
The charges some of bin Laden's son in law and criminal court instead of a military tribunal.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Abu -- has been in US custody for a week and was only charged after he stopped talking supposedly.
Steve and the US does have a record of being able to bring.
Criminal terrorists in the court and to convict them and criminal court so what practical effect you think the decision is here.
To go into criminal court rather than a military -- again.
Well I think you know.
A lot of it depends on when he was Miranda has been exactly how much information he gave us before he was brand as we heard that story from the Obama administration after the airplane bomber they -- give us everything we could possibly want to know and in fifteen minutes.
I think that's a harder sell here in particular because sue -- -- Abu Ghaith was in Iraq.
And the indictment reads about -- it extensively.
About his activities.
In Iran in 2002 he is potentially somebody could give us a lot of information.
About the network the al-Qaeda network operating in Iran which the Obama administration has focused on in the past -- well you know they don't -- to taken to Guantanamo.
And they haven't taken anybody -- exactly -- wanna do that anymore.
And they -- -- They don't have to water board that's all beyond.
It it's surprising to me or maybe shouldn't be surprising but it's a little disappointing to me to think that they're still -- with a high very high value.
Terrorists like this there's no middle ground to.
Don't want to is not a rationale.
It's completely irrational even if you opposed.
The creation of Guantanamo at the beginning it exists there's no way it's going to shut.
Administration committed to shutting it has now shut down the office that would shut it down.
So if it is here was the place where you could hold up.
And questioned him 03 years if you have to why you give him his Miranda rights.
Our question to North Korea which this week.
Upped its threats its warnings to levels even extraordinary for North Korea and the new leader Kim Jong on.
Actually talking about -- preemptive nuclear strike against its enemies including the US.
Steve why you think the rhetoric so extreme and how seriously should we take it.
Well it could be that he's getting pressure from elders and others in the military.
Who were surrounding him now on he feels the need to -- show himself and -- finest Jeff.
I have to say I think the Obama administration has handled this rather well I certainly better than the Bush Administration did it in the second term which.
What's their policy seems to be to respond to every provocation with a preemptive concessions.
And the Obama administration is not doing that they're letting these provocations happened to putting pressure on China to get serious but they're not actually responding at least in -- -- In a public way seeking more talks -- I think with all the rhetoric.
The north Koreans are masking.
A deep insecurity and weakness.
The ground is slowly shifting under that regime and the most important example that is the China vote -- Security Council.
I can't remember -- time previously were China has gone on the record even in this rather mild sanctions way.
Voting Security Council publicly reprimand in its client statements -- That's all of these director -- but there's a third.
That he's nuts.
After all he had Dennis Rodman come along extremely well.
There's a history of crews who were -- -- -- -- tomato worsened to a senator show it's happened before.
And if he's he could be entirely irrational dubbed them the military will try to contain him.
But I wouldn't underestimate.
The you know the influence of craziness in world history.
We certainly saw -- on the twentieth century were.
Real quickly chuck why would the fact that China seems to be going for the sanctions caused them to be even more outrageous to try to scare the Chinese well I think -- got a show at some level I think nobody pushes us around but the truth of the matter is China.
Holds a lot of cards in terms of food and energy supply to North Korea.
North Korea cannot operate without China subsidies are up.
The top your top vote getter for Friday lightning round laws winners and closers.
Winners and losers state.
So my winner is Joseph Flacco who has the quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens only the twelfth rated quarterback in the NFL nonetheless.
Based on his performance in the playoffs signed.
The greatest contract got the highest paid player in NFL history this week.
But he's also my loser because whether he lives in Maryland -- New Jersey his state taxes are so -- that they're gonna take a greater percentage of his income which will make Drew Brees.
The highest paid player -- total of thirty million dollars look I'm not getting my tears I'm sitting here extra attack punches saying to taxes taken by.
And it Bobby Jindal and it's -- income tax and Louisiana Drew Brees does even better.
My winner Chris is Chris -- Kubiak I -- pronounce his name right he is the executive chef at the plume restaurant.
Here in Washington where President Obama a normal life when yes were present Obama dined with the senators and has just received including this millions of dollars worth of free advertising as a result.
Tough to pick this week but I gave it to Michael Bennett who is the senator from Colorado and he runs the democratic senate campaign for point fourteen his job.
Just a little bit tougher when senator Carl Levin of Michigan announced she would step down.
Most people expect the Democrats to win that state but they'll have to spend -- home on Charles thirty seconds winners and -- -- you both -- on the big winner of the week unequivocally is Rand Paul.
He pulled off the theatrical and -- he picked the right issue how many Americans -- there who believes Obama on a -- has -- right.
To put a drone launched two missile through their living room it's a small constituency loser.
Bolivia Ecuador Nicaragua and Cuba of the death of Hugo Chavez visas in time not immediately.
There -- gonna -- the billions of oil dollars that Chavez has lavished upon them.