Jon KarlMartha Raddatz
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Lt. Col. Steve Ganyard (Ret.)
Vice Adm. John Miller
(Cmdr. Naval Forces CENTCOM)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Raddatz: omg I'm in Bahrain
and I don't know why!
Raddatz: holy shit the U.S.
is still bombing ISIS!
Moran: Martha I have a front row seat
to the war on ISIS – I can hear the
crack of the rifles and see the
red glare of the rockets
Raddatz: ISIS is getting pounded
at the camps and their bases and
even their vacation homes
Moran: shit is getting real
Raddatz: the US is sending guns
and grenades to moderate Syrians
as soon as we can find some
Dempsey: we have to do
it right – not fast
Audience: but we want it now!
Ganyard: we're also bombing
Khorasan which is a new enemy
which has nothing to do with ISIS
Raddatz: oh that's scary
Ganyard: also we're bombing ISIS's
startup businesses which were
making them $2 million per day
Raddatz: sweet money – what's the gig?
Ganyward: mobile oil refineries –
they're like food trucks but with less oil
Raddatz: oh my
Ganyard: first we're trying to drive
ISIS out of Iraq and then we will
smash their safe havens in Syria
Raddatz: OMG I got to tour the
U.S.S. George H.W. Bush!
Bush: not prudent
Raddatz: this amazingly cool aircraft
carrier is bigger than the empire state
building and is bristling with
bombs and missiles
Raddatz: they were bombing Afghanistan
but was then were ordered to turn
around and bomb ISIS
Captain: Martha we can bomb anyone
anywhere anyplace at anytime
Raddatz: you don't get a day
off on an aircraft carrier!
Navy: our seamen are always
ready for action
Raddatz: they serve 18,000 meals per day
Audience: almost at much
as a Carnival Cruise
Raddatz: these young people
handle 500 lb bombs capable
of destroying a building
Raddatz: a jet lands every 55 seconds
and planes are catapulted to top speed
– it's fucking crazy
Rear Admiral: We're going to
be bombing for a long time
Raddatz: just like Meet The Press
Admiral: that's low Martha
Raddatz: after you've finished
destroying ISIS what's next
for the Navy?
[ break ]
Rear Admiral: there's a small but
promising terror group we're thinking
bombing into oblivion
Raddatz: welcome Vice Admiral Miller
Miller: hi Martha
Raddatz: Admiral so how
is the bombing going?
Vice Admiral Miller: we retook the
Mosul dam, saved Baghdad, rescued
the Yazidis and racked up
one million frequent flyer miles
Raddatz: yes but the problem hasn't
been totally solved since ISIS still exists
Vice Admiral Miller: hey Martha
we just started the killing
Raddatz: are you running out
of things to bomb?
Vice Admiral Miller: no Martha
we will never run of places and
people to bomb
Raddatz: but you don't have
US troops on the ground there
Vice Admiral Miller: but we have
Iraqi troops on the ground
Raddatz: but those troops suck
Vice Admiral Miller: well then
we'll bomb some more
Raddatz: what do see in
the coming year?
Vice Admiral Miller: more bombs!
Raddatz: thanks Admiral
[ break ]
Raddatz: omg America is about
to be attacked by terrorists!
Lt. Gen: it's frightening!
Thomas: the plots have not
been stopped by the bombing
Eric Holder: it's terrifying!
Thomas: bombing ISIS could make
attacks on Americans more likely!
Thomas: some guy in Oklahoma
beheaded a co-worker!
Audience: if he put fish in the
company microwave he gets a pass
Thomas: it's a witch's brew
of threats and we're all going to die!!
[ break ]
Raddatz: how soon are we
all going to be killed by Khorasan?
Cohen: Syria is like the
Club Med of terrorists
Soufan: since 9/11 we've killed
terrorists but we never dealt
with the ideology of terrorism
Raddatz: how soon are we all
going to be killed by Khorasan?
Soufan: the threat is not all the
different groups it's with extremism
and terrorist ideology
Cohen: exactly why do young men
find beheading and crazy
terrorism so appealing?
Raddatz: look Americans just
terrified and want ISIS destroyed
Cohen: ok martha but it's not that simple
Soufan: martha before I address
your fears I must say this –
you must know our enemy
and then know ourselves
Raddatz: are you a Jedi
Soufan: understand the causes of
terrorism we must or keep fighting
these wars forever we will
Raddatz: great then I can keep
reporting from the decks of
more aircraft carriers!
[ break ]
Karl: Eric Cantor lost so could
John Boehner be forced out too?
[ break ]
Stephanopoulos: what's up John?
Boehner: we're gonna pick up
seats campaigning on tort reform
Stephanopoulos: how about
the war on ISIS?
Boehner: Obama's plan is inadequate
Boehner: we must have troops on the ground!
Boehner: we have no choice –
these are barbarians!
Stephanopoulos: why not have
a vote on the war on ISIS?
Boehner: Obama won't let
us vote on the war!
Stephanopoulos: does he have
the authority to bomb ISIS?
Boehner: yes but I wouldn't mind a vote
Stephanopoulos: so would you bring
Congress back from their second
vacation this month to vote on
whether to go to war?
Boehner: yes I would in theory
Stephanopoulos: what is at the
top of your agenda for the
next Congressional session?
Boehner: repeal the tax on medical devices!
Stephanopoulos: you said an
immigration reform bill would pass
Boehner: yes but children were
caught at the border proving the
border isn't secure and therefore
we can't pass immigration reform
Stephanopoulos: what is your
message to the President?
Boehner: the President and I both
love America so let's be really
bold and pass a highway bill
[ panel discussion ]
Karl: if Congress voted on a
war on ISIS would it pass?
Ellison: probably if it had
some kind of a time limit
Karl: Obama is relying on the 9/11
resolution for his legal authority
to attack ISIS
Ingraham: that doesn't fly
Ingraham: only Congress can declare war!
Karl: I knew it!
Ingraham: Congress is a bunch of cowards
Dowd: Congress not declaring war
goes back to Ronald Reagan and
Bosnia but it's Obama's
responsibility to fix this
decades-old problem now
Karl: I see
Dowd: we must return authority to
declare war back to Congress now
that a black guy is President
Karl: Obama is just like George Bush!
Bai: Obama has finally supported
the war on terror which he denied
should even exist
Karl: that is a very good point
although it is also an absolute lie
O'Reilly: General George Patton was in the Olympic games in the Pentathlon!
Audience: the whatathon
Karl: Bobby Jindal visited New
Hampshire and Jeb Bush crashed
a children's birthday party!
Nate Silver: the GOP will re-take the Senate!
Karl: omg Eric Holder is leaving
and the President may have a lame-duck
session approve a new Attorney General!
Dowd: the GOP rhetoric
against Holder was insane
– Ed Meese was a real criminal
Ingraham: don't you mean
'American hero Ed Meese'?
Dowd: he resigned to avoid criminal charges!
Ingraham: but Holder said we
are a nation of cowards on race
Dowd: we are
Ingraham: we don't need another
NAACP LaRaza community organizer
as Attorney General
Ellison: what is she babbling about?
Ingraham: he's black blackity McBlack Black
Ellison: Holder has a great
record especially civil rights
Karl: we have fewer people
in prison – is that good?
Bai: with all due respect to Laura
– Republicans are completely insane
Karl: he's got a point there Laura
Bai: Obama should find a non-political
consensus pick to be Attorney General
which would please the Beltway
Ingraham: the AG does not work
for the President he works for the people
Dowd: Like RFK or Ed Meese
or John Mitchell ?
Ingraham: Holder is worse than
them all because he said we
are a nation of cowards
Karl: can Jeb Bush be President?
Ingraham: I love all the Bushes
but Jeb is soft on hating brown people
Karl: the Clintons have a grandbaby!
Bai: ha ha the Democrats will
fundraise off this because they
are so bad and shameless
[ break ]
Karl: OMG did the Soviets murder
Stephanopoulos: Bill do you really
believe OMG General Patton was murdered?
Bill O'Reilly: yes Josef Stalin killed
Patton because he was going to
tell the truth about the Soviet Union
Stephanopoulos: that if we wait long
enough the USSR would collapse on its own?
O'Reilly: don't be a smart aleck George
Stephanopoulos: but the car accident
that killed Patton was a spur of the
moment thing – how could Stalin
know about it in advance?
O'Reilly: they're Russians –
they have malicious
like the arab terrorists do!
Stephanopoulos: Patton had bodyguards
O'Reilly: there was no autopsy!
Stephanopoulos: his wife didn't want one
O'Reilly: he was the only one with
the guts to want to start a war with
the USSR while we were about
to invade Japan!
Stephanopoulos: what surprised
you most about Patton?
O'Reilly: how fucking crazy he was
Stephanopoulos: so then would
Patton support your idea of having
a mercenary army fight ISIS?
O'Reilly: oh no he would say to Obama
'give the troops and I will wipe out ISIS
and possibly France'
Stephanopoulos: so your hero Patton
would think Bill O'Reilly was nuts
O'Reilly: Henry Kissinger agrees
with me – America must to turn
to bounty hunters and paid killers
Stephanopoulos: I'm still not convinced
O'Reilly: let's win the damn war!
[ break ]
Karl: we talked to the woman
was a little baby tossed from a
helicopter fleeing the last days of Vietnam
and who is a doctor now
Karl: you were the little baby in this
documentary thrown by her father
onto an aircraft carrier
Doctor: my parents did not
make it seem so dramatic
Karl: how do you feel watching this movie?
Doctor: I feel grateful we got out
of Vietnam but but guilt also for
all those who did not
Raddatz: the troops on these
magnificent aircraft carrier sacrifice
a lot but they form their own family
Raddatz: how did you find out
you would be bombing ISIS?
Sailor: it came over the loudspeaker
– Commander in Chief says it's go time
Sailor: we're touching lives
and we're a part of history!
Raddatz: that's all for today