Power Play 8/7/2013
Air war escalates In Yemen, security worries over Obamacare data hub, and Maureen Dowd pans HRC flicks
Aug 7, 2013
Susan Ferrechio, Alan Colmes, Jonathan Collegio
Air war escalates In Yemen, security worries over Obamacare data hub, and Maureen Dowd pans HRC flicks
Aug 7, 2013
Susan Ferrechio, Alan Colmes, Jonathan Collegio
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And this is power play and -- and Chris Arnold and welcome.
Internet happy Wednesday to become dead.
For those few friends affected him commercials.
We are here talking that president who had his first.
-- -- -- as it relates to the closure of American embassies across the Muslim world.
And increased airstrikes against targets in Yemen.
As al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula it's up to no good.
In that part of the world US diplomats.
Americans are advised to be careful as they travel.
What about all of that we will delving into that subject we will do that we will talk about new concerns about the data hub.
For the president's health care law end.
We will talk about win as a movie not a movie.
And what about when he sixteen election this -- be -- -- -- show it will be informative tool.
And it will be fair and Smart and I know that those things are true because were able to say I believe we are able to say today that Jennifer Griffin.
Joins us live from the Pentagon -- better are you out there.
I'm here -- thank day OK the Internet is very happy to see you today.
Give us the latest if you will about what's going -- I read this morning and you've had reporting on this.
That the drone strikes are escalating in yet.
Well what we know is that the in the last four days alone there have been at least five drone strikes it's it's interesting because.
Remember after that speech at -- you.
There was an indication that drone strikes are going to.
Be reduced overseas because.
As you know they've been so much collateral damage of the years from the front -- and the president.
Indicated that we're moving into a new era in which they would only be used in the sort of most extreme circumstances what we're seeing in Yemen right now are.
What you would describe as extreme circumstances you see the British and the Americans have.
And evacuated their embassies there you had seven -- Americans flown out on US air force plane US air force plane to Germany.
Yesterday from Yemen you've still got nineteen embassies closed in North Africa and the Middle East it's a very unusual and unstable.
Moment right now in the Arabian Peninsula protected.
In Yemen what is interesting.
Is that and in that same speech back in May at the National Defense University.
The president also.
Announced that he.
In his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay he was going to lift the moratorium.
On releasing yet many prisoners who had been cleared for release from -- back to Yemen that had been in place for a number of years there have been no Yemeni prisoners.
Released because there were concerns the Yemeni government wouldn't keep track of them.
This is the president back Monday.
And but you know I think OK I won't paraphrase of the -- -- we haven't what did he say don't have some right -- my body fat.
Essentially essentially he said that the moratorium would be lifted in order to release these Yemeni prisoners back to Yemen yesterday at the State Department and White House.
Spokesmen were asked whether the president was re considering lifting that moratorium in light of what was happening in Yemen since this is.
The hub really about Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the current terror threat that's led to the -- of these embassies the White House and state departments -- no.
The more -- still being lifted.
And the president still considering releasing those prisoners.
That is of interest.
What many people don't know about the formation of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- -- NSA JP is that it really was formed not very long ago in 2006.
When there was a a very notorious prison break in seven -- -- In which this Nasser -- who -- she who was.
Remember on the it on that.
There was an electronic communication intercepted in recent days between him and Ayman zawahiri.
He escaped from prison along the along with 22 others in -- they then teamed up with two high profile Saudi.
Al-Qaeda members who had been released from Guantanamo Bay returned to Saudi Saudi was supposed to rehabilitate them they made -- way down to Yemen.
And in 2009.
Not very long ago four years ago a QAP was formed.
By this collusion of these released gitmo detainees.
And this Nasser -- -- Haiti who had served this been -- and secretary in Afghanistan so many people might not understand the significance of you know released detainees from gitmo prison breaks which we heard about last weekend Interpol put out an alert.
That there have been three major prison breaks in three different countries in recent weeks.
All of this suggests that this is a very risky time it's also very risky time to be considering.
Releasing detainees from -- -- frankly.
So we can expect.
It sounds like they're staying the course on this policy the government in Yemen those seems to have some concerns about not only.
What we're doing to pull out but also with the with the stepping up of the drone attacks there's going to be -- anxiety with our allies there.
Well listen those drone strikes couldn't take place -- -- the Yemeni government.
Coordinator with the -- US military and the CIA.
They are perfectly happy that those drone strikes are taking place I do not believe that it's not like Pakistan the Pakistani government is upset about -- strikes.
The many government is in place because the US military is there a specially taking care of their al-Qaeda problem for them.
So we have 14100 Marines off the coast of Yemen who -- on board the USS kearsarge they have been there for months.
That it they are positioned very US special operations forces who are inside Yemen who have been training -- -- -- to deal with al-Qaeda.
This al-Qaeda problem.
The US and the QAP.
So -- that drone strikes there in Yemen.
That's not something that would be disturbing to the Yemeni government what is disturbing to them they were very upset and issued a statement yesterday.
Saying that they didn't think it was appropriate for.
The US to pull seventy Americans out of the embassy -- close the embassy they felt that that was giving.
Handing a -- to al-Qaeda in in the Arabian Peninsula.
It is always to love it is always lovely to see and hear you Jennifer Griffin has no no more so than today thank you very much for making time for us.
-- -- Okay.
Do you know who else knows stuff and it is fair and is pleasant and entertaining.
-- -- -- -- Susan appreciate it she's the chief congressional correspondent for the Washington examiner and she is with you now to guy -- through these troubled waters what mrs.
thanks -- OK so.
Leno last night and we heard about the time this oh yeah there's still there's still extremism in -- you people that think that the -- terrors every you're wrong.
Well didn't he run for president and when he -- kind of talk about al-Qaeda was decimated its gone now were bombing of -- out of him and and we're yanking our diplomats and all of that stuff.
Well one -- it got the biggest applause at the Democratic National Convention last summer.
Was an al-Qaeda is is on the run now is that he -- taken -- and al-Qaeda and it -- is on the line is -- General Motors is a lot in general and of course General Motors a -- now that it's all inside vs self proclaimed.
They're real scary issue here though is that no one really believed at the time -- that was true even and he sold outline to voters on and I think right now all you're seeing is the results of the fact that none of that was really true.
-- Qaeda it is is.
Bennett defeated and weekend in many areas of the globe no question but it isn't by far not something dead entity at this point it is it is -- in some areas and it's certainly driving us that we are now.
Running for cover -- closing down our embassies.
And having instituting this travel -- and bringing our people back to United States.
And I love that we found out that -- be fit in a conference call up Qaeda and at a conference call off.
It's like yeah -- one to order a series.
And music playing it exactly right.
And I -- yeah.
Give our guys Ayman Al I -- hear it will be on the line and I -- one.
You have a civilian bombing press.
Yeah terrorist threat.
It's really mean out of there and what's great is that we know that this is actually happening so you know that's another -- business and there.
Right so it's OK that there is no spyware I've actually seen to -- we're not quite clear today that just when we think we -- -- and we are going to talk more about that you think we should just talk more about the incident that -- -- -- the break what do you think I think we're gonna do it I think we can't.
And let's get the break and let's take a look at.
This image of this woman.
You know her you love her she -- -- learner remember slowest learner she took the fifth.
And she is at the center currently the ever widening scandal.
About the targeting a political groups particularly.
The president's political opponents at the I arrest so.
If you don't -- the IRS because of that are you prepared to trust the federal government with.
Everything about yourself -- health records.
Your income your employment your insurance status everything to put in a giant.
-- law of an information up.
The -- care of it.
He's a big deal and Susan we just got and then another alarming alert from the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services who says.
The data security provisions.
To protect your dad.
That you would that you would volunteer to the government under this law or be compelled to give the government under this law is not safe.
And they're not gonna do the final test on this until one -- -- -- -- supposed to go live this cannot be reassuring.
Did they did out there on his campaign dole needs a little angry and I think you're sorry about -- you're going to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- OK so -- just don't.
As I knew I'd like yeah I know it's right and the first thing I thought of when I read that because the whole -- this thing was this amazing stories I read about it when the most amazing those programs are yes exactly.
Right susteren this just fuels a little -- I think Republicans have made quite successfully that this.
School health care revolution the Affordable Care Act is just not ready to go and that.
First of all the exchanges aren't any -- -- any of people sign optic delaying employer mandate.
You have low approval ratings for this whole project and now this idea that.
You know the icing on the cake here is that people may not be able to stay within the government to secure your personal medical information.
Anything about your Social Security number.
You know what you may have wrongly -- doctors who visited.
A lot of people are gonna be really concerned about that now -- the Republicans.
Should use this to their advantage.
Because is very little defense for the Democrats to sit keep supporting Affordable Care Act if they can't secure your information and -- even in many of the coming right out in many.
You couple that -- the whole idea of well -- being politicized to mean one of the very I want people was channeling the -- targeting of conservative groups for the IRS is now working to help implement the Affordable Care Act.
So you have the same players here -- the same kind of you know or you know.
Not being ready and being potentially politically -- I think that.
But the -- that the concern you know me.
Basically think these concerns that this IG -- can and they had the top IT guy at the agency quit in just quit yesterday as -- -- -- get the word we're sixty day don't say why haven't you have to -- right I they're really they're 57 days away from launch through an.
And it's like that guy just says yeah I'm out of here I've worked for the veterans for twenty whatever years -- Roland.
Then you get this IG report that says they're not ready to go.
But they're still gonna go.
Well -- Slide because it's really in some ways it could be common now or never scenario for the Democrats why because it's trying fourteen -- -- coming up.
You never know that I could turn it could end up with the congressman yeah.
Congress and then just tee that up for a 2016.
Who knows what's happening to -- election we could have Republicans taking over and taking this -- apart.
Much in the same way it would be really hard to dismantle it if it's put in place it will be equally difficult.
The Republicans in full takeover of the government if they take this in part for ever to be put back in the latest right now it's really right now just on the teetering on the -- that Affordable Care Act of both sides of -- fighting.
Tooth and nail.
To pull it down keep it going because at this point it's it it it could go either way it could it could survive and be impossible to ever take apart.
Or it could be it could be taken down -- you'll never see something like this come up in our lifetime.
Having making 53.
Is Smart and know that and -- 53 -- Smart for couple reasons one because.
He or she wisely follows me and -- center on Twitter and -- Already is in receipt of my column for today.
Obamacare death worries mount.
Which sounds like favorite but is actually have -- And wants to know this that it -- he's 53 wants notice OK and skated out of the way what color -- Susan -- Yeah I'm not I didn't Austrian on -- out there you go oh and happy talk about my blue thing and it's just it's been strange to me that that that look for this year -- this -- and visited her attractive women.
All right and color their fingers corps -- they can go around and it's -- are written like it's like you're not supposed to have -- different and it sickened at standard college for now it's something.
No this loses its arsenal but like the ocean Chris -- -- island ferry.
Like it like a corpse in the eleven articles I live their -- -- -- you know men men -- men -- easy.
Didn't give us bread we go from red -- over time maybe you can book is a great question next time I come on aids crisis something -- maybe you do that they sometimes you do that you thematic like.
-- -- Sorry yeah yeah.
Does great on capitol I think you'll be -- on -- couldn't do what do you make demonize.
-- there is some reporters have been.
I'm not yes not at the mighty acts.
And let me remind you that the newly re launched Washington examiner is excellent and he reads -- Susan's stuff -- Washington examiner in darkness -- -- -- -- OK we're back in agreement.
Okay we're going to take a quick break and I'll pay my nails while we're gone.
And when we come back we'll have our panel with -- us and we will talk about Hillary land.
What on earth would cause Maureen -- -- Maureen Dowd who probably has.
Very advanced opinions on -- color.
To agree with rights -- this the chairman of the Republican National Committee that is Casey -- movies about Hillary Rodham Clinton.
When we come back.
-- -- we'll discuss that very subject.
-- -- -- -- time.
That our party stands up for itself and and calls this out.
In -- -- strong.
From the chairman of the Republican National Committee -- rights free us.
But the badger state he was On the Record w/ Greta Greta Van Susteren and this is our -- -- back -- yes yes we do it what the chairman of the red team was talking about there.
Was -- two movies competing movies.
Expected to be Casey Casey.
Bio pics on.
On Hillary Rodham Clinton she is Illinois she of Arkansas she of Washington DC and Chappaqua.
Who is all but certain to run for president as NBC and CN and get ready to launch.
Movies about her head of the twenty -- cycle the chairman there says.
If you do if you dared to run that is -- time for the likely democratic nominee.
That you will be punishable mapped -- to host Republican debate we will be very cross with you.
And so it was going into.
-- -- have you heard of her she doesn't spend a lot of time.
With -- previous she's a columnist for the New York Times who writes columns about might -- it's really necessary and stuff like that.
And she says yeah that -- NBC and CNN cut it out.
So what about movie -- in the 2016 collections are people who -- included.
Jonathan played -- key is the director communications for American crossroads.
He is a former Press Secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
And for some reason his Twitter handle is superfluous cap.
And not -- all -- should be happy and neither superfluous is our friend Alan -- he is.
Fox News contributor yes he is radio -- yes he is the proprietor.
Alan dot com he is a man of the left in -- welcome guest talent like that man of the left ballot tower that access I think you're quite so good down T.
Man of the left wouldn't use it.
-- here and your good days.
Yes yes yes so.
Things have gotten weird in the wake the it's great court decision as it relates to what's campaign speech and what if not instigate campaign -- that was about a movie about Hillary Clinton that was an attack movie if there is such things that equity Dave bossy who.
There's been here to talk about that -- Citizens United now NBC and CNN are doing this.
Alan let's start what's your take on this is it right or wrong NBC and CNN.
Doing this and is it right or wrong rounds previous to threaten them with -- today -- -- That's what -- -- by the way very myself on echo in my -- figures on.
I'm here -- come back at me which I don't want to hear.
Let me take this.
I I don't know.
You know like -- -- -- -- gonna do but you know that CNN did a piece on Mitt Romney they did a documentary they can add an October.
Right before the election and I didn't hear anybody complaining about that why not why didn't -- come up.
Receive -- -- but this back and how.
How serious -- they can you can you hear us and they fix you.
Maybe that works wolf while they breast exam and has -- this.
You know why.
It's it's okay.
For CNN and NBC do whatever they -- they -- it's entertainment not news.
Why shouldn't they be allowed to do whatever it on the what's the -- -- obviously political just by virtue of the fact that -- speeding to get this done before the equal time rules -- -- as one of their considerations.
I -- everything is here -- -- got Diane Lane playing Hillary Clinton really.
This is a woman that was compared to Grace Kelly.
I don't feel like we like having each Tom Cruise played ten crews and ended in a document right.
I -- we're talking -- -- was beautiful people on the planet this is obviously very promotional for Hillary and I think that there's every concern.
I think -- over every legitimate concerns and you're -- if you're gonna talk about dedicating four hours of national airtime.
To what's -- effectively pro promoter presidential candidate I think that that's problematic you know you're really doing -- -- -- this -- really helping people get interest -- and by.
My talking about it like this is -- got a big deal where was the -- program when Mitt Romney was feature and documentary at CNN October of this -- Alan Alan -- they also handed documentary on Obama I saw Jessica -- -- -- that I also native David Brooks.
Stated talking about.
A document it has -- been made yet.
And you know this just an attempt on the part of the right to start carried out Hillary Clinton.
But ahead of -- sixteen you know it hasn't -- yet I think you're gonna waste all year hatred of Hillary too soon.
At all right although they've got.
On if there's there's.
Happy that it will evolve to get an out of -- -- -- I -- our tactic it will evolve I think I I'm not worried about that now speaking.
Clinton she is.
-- For pulling out of New Hampshire she's of course -- prohibitive favorite.
In the democratic field like laughing Joseph Biden by thirty points or something like that.
But what's Anderson and Michael Brown pointed this out today in national -- when we look at her stacked up against the Republican field.
This is an instinct thing to say so far with an election but she's not over 50% she's not an outright winner and this against people who are not very well known.
Is Hillary beatable -- starting with you.
First -- polls at this point me naturally nothing everybody what are we talk about you're right it's.
I guess we have to talk about -- if that's what's out there that's such a good thing you know that they're meaningless nobody's really focus on the twice weekly presidential race Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie that the most popular politicians in the country.
If you want to believe the polls.
And you know so much can happen between now and election enough to -- less time at this point.
Fair -- hardly anybody knew I -- eight years ago Barack Obama was.
And he became the president United States all the jockeying now is practically meaningless.
Agree disagree well he -- you're you're right in that vehicles are gonna change -- over the next four years under the anyone disagrees -- that.
What's interesting to me is how much her popularity -- drop in the last three to four months mostly like cross over cards over mostly how close the case something does he can't subscribe and tell us if she has not she has not had an answer and they got the -- -- -- radio silent reducing what do you say -- there's there's nothing in attracting out of scandal and like get over the I mean -- yeah deputy -- a deputy embassy head is directly contradicting the secretary of state and she has not.
Responded there's plans I think that that's a serious thing and enter the popularity -- There's projects testified before congress -- -- viewers are Republican he keeps playing them -- guys to guard.
To try to before they run the election it didn't work he thought about big guys he threw 2016 -- -- worked out.
If I I think he -- the event I.
All right -- last thing.
I want to ask you guys before I let you go the when it comes to the house of Clinton.
What happens just just.
Paused to consider what happens if she doesn't run what what if Hillary Clinton were by some fluke not to run for one reason or another -- what -- It's -- have a bunch of other people who are probably where the candidates Andrew Cuomo governor of New York Martin O'Malley of Maryland.
You do you know she's not the only potential candidate the Democratic Party -- is Chris -- usually one of the report -- Rand Paul really like the Republican Party.
There's -- -- that -- via.
If and Andrew Cuomo Martin O'Malley and the other seven dwarfs -- I mean I mean there is no one -- field.
It -- be is that they've it was with a lot of other than segment.
Yeah well where's the -- guys.
I don't know what I'll -- there is an event -- -- you -- I love you both regardless and we thank you talent for making time for us today hope all is well of the New York thank -- -- a platonic backed out of touch and so we don't.
Yes exactly it's love the kids -- kids.
And we've got -- to -- that -- power -- is grateful that you made on four.
And now here's something I want you to do we have a picture that we do not get to use.
Vladimir Putin speaking of loves.
-- -- must take your shirt off and there is riding a -- or less yes here's the picture of that.
We didn't get as his -- because the president says he's not going to go and hang out with whom you probably because he's afraid of getting flats off.
Awkward self president is going to Russia -- not going to meet with Vladimir Putin who could dad gave and the state face in person again.
Our -- and apple is in for Jonathan Hunt on the hunt you'll enjoy that I guarantee.
Now is we like to do every day we will only -- with the work from -- -- Evacuation is not an evacuations ordered departure.
I would of this sort order approach is what happens at national airport every couple of hours when a plane takes off on time.
A coup in Egypt isn't it -- to change of government.
The war in Afghanistan isn't really awards and overseas contingency operation what happened to Ben Ghazi was not really a terror attack was spontaneous right.
As the senators head of the -- said what difference does it make.
This is the first administration history -- -- until like psychological war.
On the enemy you know they've thrown the book -- -- the dictionary.
It really isn't enough.
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