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May 5, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Rudy Giuliani & John McCain!

Rudy Giuliani primetime exclusive!  The former mayor led New York City through the September 11th attack.  Why he says the Times Square bomb attempt proves 9-11 is not over!

And, Sen. John McCain says it was a “serious mistake” to read the Times Square bomb suspect his Miranda rights.  He tells Larry why!

We want to hear from you!

Is U.S. homeland more or less secure since Obama took office? Why?

Filed under: Terrorism


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Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 7:09 pm ET

I watched it utter disgust and disappointment as US Senator John McCain obstructed and BLOCKED a ongoing US Senate hearing to help millions of homeless Veterans languishing across America.

It seems to me that US Senator John McCain has gotten even more callous, grumpy and entirely out of touch with America and he is grasping at straws in his attempts to befoul the Obama administration in 'reading the miranda rights' to the Times Square truck bomber.

Meanwhile Senator John McCain in the State of Arizona pushes the Republican Apartheid State of Arizona Immigration law out as a way to deflect Media Attention to America's need for reforms in America's Energy, Cap and Trade laws.


Joe G. (Illinois)   May 5th, 2010 7:23 pm ET

American History is like American Baseball..
Some people find something new and different every time they watch it.


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 7:28 pm ET

@ Larry

That is a complicated question you ask due to the expansive nature of what is defined as "homeland security"

In my personal view, homeland security also starts with the US interaction on the world stage. While our government continues to vindicate the need and support of two wars in the Middle East killing numerous local/ethnic individuals; thus. exacerbating the hate towards America, I doubt there would ever be true homeland security. It is already possible we have backed ourselves into a corner and sliding down the wall of safety into the abyss.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

Although I have respect for Senator John McCain for the service to his country and for all he endured as a POW. But for his ability to evaluate and speak on what makes this country democratic, he is an idiot. Being a member of the U.S. Senate, those that are responsible to pass the legislation that protects our rights, he is a dud. He is two-faced, as his political run for re-election is in jeopardy, because he did a 180 degree flip from his perceived ideals earlier this year. A complete moron, who can't see straight and just shoots from the lip. Then again, he was retrained in D.C. by what else? ..More...ons... that are all switched off... to their electors...and to their common sense..all are Sunday morning hypocrites..doing the same Monday through Friday...


larry jeffery   May 5th, 2010 7:34 pm ET

How much more would we pay per gallon to add safety to oil wells in the ocean?


Marian   May 5th, 2010 8:40 pm ET

It is difficult to comprehend why such countries like the United States, Canada and the UK do not implement exit controls. This is the only way the no-fly list will be comprehensive and not left to airline staff to update their list according to their own times.
In my opinion, the no-fly list should be managed by the TSA in the United States, the Federal Government in Canada and the appropriate Dept. in the UK.
Otherwise, the no-fly list is just a dream and we are left at the mercy of regular passer-byes and hope that someone will notice when an abnormality occur.
Let's be realistic.


Al   May 5th, 2010 9:00 pm ET

Larry:

One of the first lessons I learned in college (degree in Criminal Justice) is that when you arrest someone, you read the Miranda warning at the first possible moment. You don't wait to find out the extent of the suspect's involvement (if at all). If in custody, you read Miranda. It's that simple.


jaimee   May 5th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

Hello Larry

I am wondering why the Arizona Sheriff has not been indicted by homeland security for treason or atleast fired for violation of his duty to uphold and enforce US law in which he is being paid American tax dollars to serve the public interest not his own. I guarantee if the sheriff, police force, local judges and probally the mayor were investigated you would fine they support the smugglers, drug dealers, illegal housing and employment besides just looking the other way. US tax dollars are being spent to keep illegals out and law enforcement says they will not enforce immigration law. This is a real story Larry – Do or say something!


Rod Beaton   May 5th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

If 'Adolph Hitler' were still alive, April 20th, 2010 would have been his 121st Birthday.
121 is 11 times 11.
On the Oil Rig, April 20th, 2010, 11 people disappeared.
Did they find any bodies?
11 days later, May 01st in (11) 'Times Square" in New York city there's another terror attack- threat.
Is it possible the Oil explosion motivated, May 01, 2010, terror plot?


Rand from Spokane   May 5th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Good evening Larry and Mayor Giuliani


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

Interesting, Giuliani used Pearl Harbor in his 9/11 memory's.

PEARL HARBOR sneak attack was known before it occurred. The US NAVY has for years vainly attempted to blame 'radio atmospherics' for the lack of communication between those that ABSOLUTELY KNEW and historically are on record as KNOWING that would occur, from relaying that to the Pacific Commanders at Hawaii.

Freudian slip there Rudy? It is entirely likely numerous US federal organizations knew the attack on 911 would occur AND also knew if they kept silent their agency's would receive hundreds of Billions of new funding as the result. Horrible choice wasn't it?


Judith   May 5th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

It's time for sore loser 'that guy' John McCain to retire and for Rudy to go away,he did nothing for the firemen in NY


Chaney, La.   May 5th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Rudy Giuliani is not in charge and I dont think his opinions are all that helpful. He is just like the rest of the Republicans always got to put the negative spin on things, they absolutely act like it would just tickle the hell out of them if one of these nuts were successful.


Krista M Sparks,NV   May 5th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Why do we cut our nose off to spite our face by Mirandizing terror suspects? They should have no rights. We have no rights in their country.


Mary   May 5th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

This bomber was an American citizen, what would have happened if he was not read his miranda rights and had on his own done the bombing? What if McVey had not been read his rights? I think John McCain should be quiet now, he is constantly critizing the current administration and is totally against anything the Administration is trying to get done.


jack   May 5th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

@Rod Beaton...Highly unlikely


nick   May 5th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

while anderson is off doing these types of publicity stunts in chicago or walking around at 3:30 in the afternoon with his boyfriend, the real journalists on 360 are in the field doing great work and getting none of the credit or the ginormous paycheck.

and now anderson has decide to go to nashville because of all the complaints he's been getting? thought he couldn't travel except to take Ben on vacation to paris to visit ben's family and chicago where he probably collected a speeking fee. sorry anderson, why don't you just retire and play house with your boyfriend


Krista M Sparks,NV   May 5th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Guiliani should run for President. He'd do a far better job at protecting USA than Obama is doing. Obama is Muslum. What does that tell us?


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

New York City has one of the most horrific, restrictive and invasive gun laws in the world. NYC Muggers have no problem obtaining hand guns and know full well NYC residents are seldom if ever carrying a concealed weapon.

NYC residents are strongly prevented from legally obtaining a concealed weapon, mace, pepper-spray, stun guns, tasers, stun batons and standard defense batons regardless of their lack of any criminal violations.

And yet Jersey and New York Republican lawmakers are now asking for further sweeping restrictions on gun controls. It wasn't that long ago when these same invasive lawmakers were threatening to sue Florida over Florida's law to enable its law abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons! Folks like Rudy tried to fan the flames of anger and fear by stating Florida would become like the wild west with mass shoot-out's. That never happened Rudy and your lawsuit was nothing but a crass waste of New York city's massive taxpayer dollars.


Robert LaPointe   May 5th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I just want to thank George W Bush and Governer GIuliani for having prevented 9/11. Thousands could have died if not for both mens deep knowledge of terrorism.

So why is Rudy Giuliani on Larry Kings show? So Giuliana can be a partisan hack and attack President Obama.


E   May 6th, 2010 1:55 am ET

. tongue in cheek does not work for you


Rick MI   May 5th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

It doesn't make any sense to me why we have 2 sets of laws for the same crime. Justice is Justice!


Chris   May 5th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Larry,
Thanks for having Rudy Giuliani on this evening. I always appreciate hearing from him.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Why isn't News Media openly asking IF the would be truck bombers Wife and Children in Pakistan were used as blackmail to push this man to follow what he consciously hoped would fail?


E   May 6th, 2010 12:41 am ET

All I have to say is why would they? The fact of the matter is e seriously threatened the lives of innumerable new yorkers and tourists. I'm sorry but we cannot afford to make gross assumptions about a situation that would kill thousands. I have the utmost respect for the establishment that is the family however, this behaviore is unacceptable


Rand from Spokane   May 5th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Mr. mayor you being an Italian American as I am I'd like to say when my grandparents came to america around 1910 they were so proud to be americans that they refused to speak Italian or have any of their children speak Italian until they had masterd English. They put being an American first. I'm not so sure that todays immigrants would do the same...


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 5th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

What we need to do is put the Muslims and any other social paths threw double and triple screening .


Krista M Sparks,NV   May 5th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

What a great show tonite...Giuliani and McCain together!


jack   May 5th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

@Dodie..Good observation. Wonder if there is any connection between the radicalization of Schazad and the drone attacks in Pakistan? I think wars do more at making new enemies. By siding with certain countries in the mideast and going to war with others, we are bound to be creating a lot of resentment. I would favor a big reduction in the military budget, and more attention placed in defending our homeland , rather than a continuation and expansion of wars.


kay   May 5th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I wish you would quit calling Giuliani America's mayor.He is not the mayor of anything.He found out what people really thought of him when he ran in presidential primary.No matter what the dems do he will find fault.Just like the rest of his pal in the gop.


amerigo   May 5th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

think rudy is loosing it, he seems very partisan and lets not forget, he said during the presidential campaign, that no terrorist acts ever occured on american soil under Bush and his republican administration......oops forgot about sept 11....one word... gingko...


Rand from Spokane   May 5th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Larry one of the most enjoyable interviews you have done has got to be the one with the legend, Frank Sinatra.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 5th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

You are not from the south old fearless leader .


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Now wonder Rudy is a former NYC Mayor and not a current one:

Two Arizona cities are now suing the State of Arizona over its Apartheid State immigration law. The business's which those Arizona cities largely depend on to help their cash strapped city coffers from going into bankruptcy, are themselves directly in danger of ending up in bankruptcy as their previous clients boycott their contracts, products, goods, services, tourism and conventions.

And the cash strapped State of Arizona is now facing costly lawsuits from its own Police Departments, State Congressmen, City Planners, Citizen's Groups and multiple class action lawsuits by private Arizona citizens.

In addition to: A large number of democratic led State boycotts,lawsuits and multiple class action lawsuits against the State of Arizona. A large number of International nations and citizens boycotting goods and services from the State of Arizona.


Mary   May 5th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Attacking the U.S. is treason which is punishable by death
re: Benedict Arnold
unless the laws of America


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 5th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Mexico is the water spout to our Taliban .


Judith   May 5th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Many of the Vietnam Vets know where McCain got his wounds.Seems he's the one with selective memories...remember the plane crash John?

McCain will say anything to get elected and forget what he was elected for.
The people are going to be the ones in Az to pay by putting these illegals in jail instead of directly taking them where they belong like the sheriff has been doing along.

Time for the Party of No to start working for the American people and the President of the USA which is Obama and get the bills pass that have been sitting in the Senate.We are tired of ones getting paid from special interests.

As far as the oil rig.BP do not pay taxes to the USA and this should be brought up.Clinton wanted a cut off cap and oil companies say if they would have an accident only about 5,000 gals would pump out. Bush and Cheney went with the oil companies thinking nothing like this would happen because it would have cost too much for safety so they never enforced one.Cheney knows all about them and Halliburton because he was a CEO for them.This blame should be on Bush and Cheney's hands and let them dig up the bucks for these poor fishermen that will be losing money.

Bottom line word has it that BP has those people talking to the fishermen to give them payoffs.

Congress should say no limit to oil companies that damage the USA,'period but how many will because so many have their hands in oil.


Krista M Sparks,NV   May 5th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

The Washington government has done nothing to stop illegals from entering our borders. Why should we get mad when the local governments inact laws to secure their own citizens? I've lived in AZ and am glad that they past the law against illegal alians. It was long overdue. So let people boycot...AZ doesn't want them anyway.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 5th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

How posible is it to overt an attack .


Robert LaPointe   May 5th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I meant (Mayor Giuliani.) But all that aside there is nothing aabout Rudy's history that make)s him an expert on terroism except for picking up the pieces after a terrorist attack. As for John McCain,the man lacks credibility because his opion changes with the political climate McCain isn't a Maverick,he has a multiple personality disorder..


george   May 5th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

last night, LK highlghted a 25 segment with Arafat, when coming back live, he commented that all three on the show were "gone" and he seemed sincerely disappointed, that Arafat was gone....and now he is doing a show about home grown terrorists...really no difference between the two. except not only did arafat terrorize innocent people in israel, he also terrorize his own people by stealing so much of the monies the US and UN sent the palenstenian people....he was one of the richest terrorist in the world...besides bin laden....lk what are you a sometimes jew?


EagleRue   May 5th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Larry, please have Charlie on as a guest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HATS OFF TO CHARLIE DANIELS....AT LEAST HE HAS THE COURAGE TO SPEAK HIS MIND!!!

I don't know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I
think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally,
made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations.

I don't blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the
United States of America , as it is a truly wonderful place.

But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I don't care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying
to give me sensitivity lessons.

I don't need sensitivity lessons, in fact I don't have any-thing against Mexicans! I just have something against criminals and anybody who comes into this country illegally is a criminal
and if you don't believe it try coming into America from a foreign country without a passport and see how far you get. What disturbs me about the demonstrations is that it's tanta-mount to saying, "I am going to come into your country even if it means breaking your laws and there's nothing you can do about it."

It's an "in your face" action and speaking just for me, I don't like it one little bit and if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas it wouldn't be happening.

Where are you, you bunch of lily livered, pantywaist, forked tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of The Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again?
And even if you pass a bill on immigration it will probably be so pork laden and watered down that it won't mean anything anyway Besides, what good is another law going to do when you
won't enforce the ones on the books now?

And what ever happened to the polls, guys? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain't paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want some thing done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.

This is no longer a problem, it is a dilemma and headed for being a tragedy. Do you honestly think that what happened in France with the Muslims can't happen here when the businesses who hire these people finally run out of jobs and a few million disillusioned Hispanics take to the streets?

If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grand-children will inherit. But I guess that doesn't matter as long as you get re-elected.
Shame on you.
One of the big problems in America today is that if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people (except Christians) you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot and anything else they can think of to call you

Well I've been pounded by the media before and I'm still rockin' and rollin' and when it comes to speaking the truth I fear not.
And the truth is that the gutless, gonadless, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don't have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to face reality.

And reality is that we would never allow any other group of people to have 12 million illegal in this country and turn around and say, "Oh it's ok, ya'll can stay here if you'll just allow us to slap your wrist."

And I know that some of you who read this column are saying "Well what's wrong with that?"
I'll tell you what's wrong with it. These people could be from Mars as far as we know. We don't know who they are, where they are or what they're up to and the way the Congress is going we're not going to.

Does this make sense? Labor force you say? We already subsidize corporate agriculture as it is, must we subsidize their labor as well?
If these people were from Haiti would we be so fast to turn a blind eye to them or if they were from Somalia or Afghanistan ?
I think not.

All the media shows us are pictures of hard working Hispanics who have crossed the border just to try to better their life.
They don't show you pictures of the Feds rounding up members of MS 13, the violent gang who came across the same way the decent folks did. They don't tell you about the living conditions of the Mexican illegal some fat cat hired to pick his crop.

I want to make two predictions.

No. 1: This situation is going to grow and fester until it erupts in violence on our streets while the wimps in Washington drag their toes in the dirt and try to figure how many tons of political hay they can make to the acre.

No 2: Somebody is going to cross that border with some kind of weapon of mass destruction and set it off in a major American city after which there will be a backlash such as this country has never experienced and the Capitol building in Washington will probably tilt as Congressmen and Senators rush to the other side of the issue.

I don't know about you but I would love to see just one major politician stand up and say, "I don't care who I make mad and I don't care how many votes I lose, this is a desperate situation and I'm going to lead the fight to get it straightened out."
I don't blame anybody for wanting to come to America , but if you don't respect our immigration laws why should you respect any others?
And by the way, this is America and our flag has stars and stripes Please get that other one out of my face.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

MY COUNTRY
IF IT IS YOUR COUNTRY,
SPEAK UP!
I am not against immigration –
just come through like everyone else
Get a sponsor;
have a place to lay your head;
have a job;
pay your taxes;
live by the rules;
and
LEARN THE LANGUAGE
as all other immigrants have in the past
and
GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Will we still be the Country of choice
and still be America if we continue
to make the changes forced on us by
people from other countries who came
to live in America because it is the
Country of Choice?

Think about it!

All we have to say is, when will
Someone do something about
MY RIGHTS?
We've gone so far the other way,
bent over backwards to not
offend anyone, that I am now
being offended.
But it seems no one has a problem
with that.

"In God We Trust"
is our national motto. This is not
some Christian, right wing, political slogan.
We adopted this motto because Christian men
and women – on Christian principles – founded
this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls
of our schools.
It is Time for America to Speak up


Judith   May 5th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

When McCain was in Iraq he had to have one whisper in his ear letting him know there were different groups of Muslims.


Linda from VA   May 5th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Question, if one is an American, and they commit an act of terrorism; is that not consider Treason.

That seems to be a Word that no one uses these days and I for one think it should even apply to those on Wall Street, that nearly brought this country down. Miranda Rights should that apply to anyone that the word Treason would apply.


jack   May 5th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Rudy Guillani so closely alligned himself with the disastrous Bush/Cheney administration, that he is now paying the political price for it. It was not just the affairs that cost him the GOP presidential nomination, it was that close association with a failed administration. If he had distanced himself from Bush, he might have become the Gop nominee, instead of McCain. All taked , he is more consistent and much better organized than Senator McCain. McCain will change his opinions in accordance with whatever direction the politcal winds blow. Having said that, I would not want to see either one of them President.


Patricia in Canada   May 5th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Good evening Larry,

It is amazing that there are scenes that bring back the senses of that day (911).

On a sadder note, you won't let your Canadian fans participate in your contest. I would immensely enjoy the chance to meet and chat with you. *Sigh*


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 5th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

What measures are being taken to stop the attacks from being compleated such as this last one we got lucky this time .


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

@ Jack
You are right on target (no pun intended). It is difficult to have secure borders when we are creating more enemies every day through war and politics.

@Smith in Oregon
Good question. I have asked myself the same ....... whether Faisal Shahzad's family is being used as leverage to influence his behavior.


Detective James Carter   May 5th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

As long as the KKK and other hate groups like them exist, then these "so-called" terrorists from the East will continue to exist..this country (USA) can terrorize a certain group of people (anybody that ain't white) since forever but call others terrorists..it's like an alcoholic getting angry with a drug addict for being on drugs, while this same alcoholic gets drunk, gets in a vehicle, and goes out and kills innocent people..


Krista M Sparks,NV   May 5th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

I think we need to thank the NYPD for an arrest in 53 hours! And thank you to the T-Shirt vendor that noticed the smoke in the SUV and reported it. It proves the point that we need to be vigilent as people and not expect our government to stop all terror activities. We can never forget 9/11 and the people we lost that day. If we get complacent we are bound to repeat the horror of that day.
Obama is not doing enough to protect us. He is too afraid of hurting the feelings of Muslem countries.


Marilyn   May 5th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Kristin in Sparks, NV makes the stupid remark that President Obama is Muslim. People like her helps make our country weak.


Judith   May 5th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

There are many illegals that come here to America not just Mexicans and yet why don't we hear about them?

I remember when 2 Mexican Border Patrols Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso were thrown in jail by shooting a drug dealer,rapist and Bush did nothing,period.They were to serve 11-12 yrs just for doing their job.It took Bush 2 yrs where ones were begging him to give Full Pardon.At the end of his term he commuted them while giving Rove his buddy who made him– Full Pardon.
Bush could have dealt with problems but he was too busy making money for Irag with Cheney.


Doris Helveston   May 5th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

It is almost like the American people have forgotton 9/11.
We lost 3,000 people of all races, religions, etc.
Stop worrying about the civil rights of terrorists.
We are at war. Treat them like war criminals.
Re the border. If i am pulled over for any infraction, i have to show my drivers license and prove whose car i am driving.
Why should it be different in Arizona?


Rand from Spokane   May 5th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Senator McCain up here in washington state the only problem I'm aware of with aliens crossing the boarder is those canadians who come down here and whoop us in hockey can you help out......


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

The sudden occurrence of H1N1 virus outbreak in Mexico City was designed to force a closure of the borders. President Obama chose not to do so. Now Republican lawmakers are once again trying to close the borders to Mexico their this Apartheid racist Arizona State Immigration law which is entirely unconstitutional and treating people like trash is not keeping with American values for race and gender. Arizona's racist law targets brown skinned people period.

End America's failed war on drugs. We don't need soldiers with machine guns across America's borders.


Rick MI   May 5th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Lets go back to drinking like we used to do, then the drug dealers won't have any customers.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Many thousands more American citizens demonstrated against the Apartheid racist Arizona State Immigration law in one single May Day protest across America than ALL Tea-Party demonstrations COMBINED.

That should tell John McCain something but it appears he isn't listening.


george   May 5th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

mccain....coming across even angier than during the presidential election...and his "liberal media" noise is so repetitive and mundane, that i hate to say it, but i just switched to American Idol. he has nothing positive or productive to say....wonder how come he lost the election...guess what...i'm not


Krista M Sparks,NV   May 5th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Larry, thanks for a great evening of conversation and ideas!


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Wow, former Islamic Terrorist recruiter, now highly paid counter terrorist front man. Sounds like a very reliable and reminds me of the FBI and CIA informants who routinely have a entirely different agenda than their 'handlers'. Of course it's a matter of fact that many of these 'flipped' individuals were pushed thru blackmail and extortion over threatened long prison terms for real or contrived illegality's if they fail to cooperate, go figure!


Chris   May 5th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Thanks Larry for a good program. I was in NY during 9/11 and Mayor Giuliani did a great job considering the circumstances.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Good evening @ Dodie, it seems no News Media is even asking the question if the Times Square bomber's Wife and Children in Pakistan were under a threat of death if he didn't cooperate with Islamic militants or Federal Agents. Is that helpful in reporting on this event?


Jim Hunt   May 5th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Why do CNN let someone like Larry King do interviews on serious subjects like the immigration situation going in Arizona. He let Sen. McCain go on with his B.S. drap about the immigration problem in Arizona and the recently signed law. McCain and Kyle both have in the Senate for over 30 years combined and neither introduced legislation or bill to correct the problems in Arizona and Larry King, in his usual, disgusting way of soft-ball interviews never thought to push Sen. McCain to answer this very pertinent question based on his opportunist, trying to get elected, willing to say anything, gutless and character less, positions he now takes in direct contradiction with positions he formerly have taken. I blame Larry King, with his soft ball questions he always asks when talking about issues. He is a joke and I don't give a damn what his ratings are. CNN is becoming less credible by the day.


rj   May 5th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

How dare Senator McCain say he wants this racist SB1070 enacted..
Hey I’m not willing to be YOUR victim because the government didn’t work things out properly… I’m Not Your Stepping Stone ! Sorry you don’t get to just do what you want to people just out of frustration. This won’t work.

NEVER AGAIN --- no more “LOST PEOPLE”
ala chile, argentina,germany in the USA..


jack   May 5th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Good thing Schazad was such a disorganized guy. Imagine locking the getaway vehicle keys in the Nissan Pathfinder. It seems like he may have not really wanted to succeed at the evil task. I think he may have just went through the motions to please his overseas trainers. It appears he almost wanted to get caught, and didn't seem very surprised when he was arrested.


Judith   May 5th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

How many States threw wasted spending of Walls up during Bush and some States refused.

People are going to come to America no matter what some want to do.
The only people that America belongs to are the American Indians.
People have come here when Ellis Island was in effect.
What do the people think how the Indians felt when they were thrown off their land?Seems that what goes around comes around even if it's generations later.Exactly what the people in AZ feel the Indians felt the same and at least the people in AZ aren't thrown off their land.

What we need is more border patrols because what I saw on a show was when drug dealers want to bring junk in they will have 1 car as a
deco while the agents are bothering checking that out with dogs
18 wheelers are crossing the borders with more and better junk.


Rand from Spokane   May 5th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Good evening all, I'm off to a good dinner of linguini, chee chee beans, and a steak with a tall glass of lambrusco...


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Is Islam holding America to blame for helping to stop the genocide of Muslims during former President Clinton's time?


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 5th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

My point is made the Muslims need to be profiled before a bunch of New Yorkers get the fish .


Paul   May 5th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

what was the former radical leader's name?? *Majid Noez??* I heard Larry say it but I didnt get the spelling and cant find the real name!!!


mdavis   May 5th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

I've lived in Arizona since 1984 and was not a supporter of John McCain in 2008, but his remarks on securing our borders first and foremost is dead on. Why do Americans not have a problem with sending our troops to Iraq, Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world to fight for our freedom, but there is so much disagreement over deploying the National Guard to protect our own border? The Latino community in Arizona has been protesting SB 1070 (which is the same as our Federal Law) because they are worried that their civil rights will be violated and incidences of racial profiling will occur. What they should be protesting is the lack of security at our border and the "human" right violations being incurred by the Mexican drug cartel and the coyote smugglers who murder, exploit, abuse, and hold people hostage in our communities for ransom. You want to get behind a cause Shakera, get behind "human" rights.


Judith   May 5th, 2010 10:19 pm ET

Bottom line is employers should be fined for hiring illegals.They are at the root of evil paying for less.If these companies leave the USA for less wages and they want to bring in the goods then they should have a high tax.On the other hand we need to let the people in as this is what our forfathers wanted 'land of the free'.Do we want to be like Germany once was having ones carrying papers?

I know if ones want to live here the language should be English just like it was with ones that came here years ago.It was a either you sink or swim.This busness about pressing 1 for spanish 2 english and 3 french is bs.We can't go in other Countries demanding.

We need to go back to way it was before.We can grow vegs,fruits,raise animals again.We can make toys with no lead in for the kids.Make pet foods that won't kill animals.
We can have the steel companies and drywall etc etc.
We give tax breaks to foreign Plants while American Plants have to pay taxes with no tax breaks or other perks.That's exactly what happen with the Big 3 and the foreign car plants here in the USA.The GOPs have many of these foreign business in their States giving tax breaks while those people that are Americans pick up the tap.

Time to stop listening to Fox with Beck and the GOPs that hold those dump marches.The media doesn't give too much attention to teachers or ones that march on Wall Street.

Bottom Line no matter what President Obama has alot on his plate and he's doing a better job then what Bush did or what McCain or any of the GOPs could do who slam him.


Chris   May 5th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

@Paul,
Majid Noes perhaps.


Stephanie in Washington state   May 5th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

Giuliani never stops being a politician. Like McCain, he will ride the coat tail of 911 like McCain does his POW status. He did not miss an opportunity tonight to knock the current administration, regardless that he has no knowledge of what is happening regarding this terror suspect. America's mayor – I think not. I'm an American and he is NOT my mayor.


Judith   May 5th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

Larry you should put real people with real issues on your program and stop putting ones like you have on tonight that think they know it all.And no not that Joe who now wants to be a politian that was with the McCain camp.You need to put people on that are real middle class working and non working being laid off.Let them blow off steam and let these politians on the right start hearing them for a change.
I'm talking about ones that lost homes,jobs and health care.Ones where they are living now with family or homeless.

We get so tired of the Party of No who slam Obama all the time and many of them couldn't do more then one thing if they were President.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

Krista M, Sparks NV

As you circle you home of ii-rebuke there in Sparks, just remember what sets this nation apart from so many others. Your denigrating comments toward our president and your, one-wing 360 degree flight path you circle that "kitty ranch" around, as you gather your broad range of clevity in, doesn't fly with most decent people. You need a new line of work, sound judgement is not one your attributes...


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

@Mary

A terrorist act and and treason are as far apart, as the day is long. The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offence IS punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of TWO witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. Find two more witnesses and you could make a case.

Personally, I'll allow the FBI to investigate the case and the State of New York's Attorney's General do theirs and watch it all from my living room..I think Osama bin Ladin would possibly be past history if the FBI led the charge to capture and dispose of him...NOT the Armed Forces of the U.S..


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 11:31 pm ET

@ ALL

You could give all 33,652 employees of the FBI a $1,000,000(million)
bonus for the capture of Osama bin Ladin and only spend 1/3 of the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...


Hugh in California   May 5th, 2010 11:59 pm ET

John McCain, "You're reaching" as a judge would put it mildly - and you're a political mistake who needs to retire. As an infantry veteran I salute your gallant service to our country, but as a private citizen I can only offer you a salute below the waistline! This entire interview is a diversion. No one was hurt from this bomb attempt.

Now I digress, much like you two hacks are trying to do tonight, shifting our attention from a real disaster - the gulf oil spill! Don't try and divert our eyes with this "timely interview," not all Americans are uneducated ignorant voters who fall for your calculated tactics and false rhetoric!

Rudy & John, come on fellas, let's hear it, "Drill Baby Drill!" Oh, you two don't want to bring up that "ancient history!" This is a smoke-screen, and a vague attempt to change the subject thinking we dumb Americans will forget about oil spills and the billions of dollars in lost wages and untold damage to the gulf coast marine environment. Just try to "Spin Baby Spin" your way out of that one! Like millions of Americans, "We ain't buyin' it!"


Mike Hansen   May 6th, 2010 12:28 am ET

I disagree with Mr. Guliani's comment on Border Protection. As long as the States and cities will provide job and shelter for the illegal immigrants, no fence on the border will be able to stop illegal immigrants from crossing it without inspection. That is the fact. No if but about that.


Diane, from Florida   May 6th, 2010 12:33 am ET

Listening again to this ongoing talks about "securing our border" against illegal immigrants.
First, Mexico is not our enemy.
Second, Why is the US erecting the Berlin wall between a friendly nation and itself? How long did the US work to end and tear down the wall between the Berlins? And Mexico is not an enemy! Mexico is a friend.
Third, Why does the US let in people from countries that hate us and want to eliminate us and Israel, and yet try to keep out people who like us, and don't commit terror acts?

This is quite senseless, and terribly sad.


Anna-Marie Mellinger   May 6th, 2010 12:42 am ET

Did I hear John McCain right? Did the guy who ran for president, a job where you promise to uphold the Constitution of the USA, just say tonight that it was okay to withhold a Constitutional right (Miranda) from a US citizen? He comes from the same school of thought that brought this country the abuse of prisoners at Abu Graib, the illegal detention of prisoners in Guantanimo Bay, and torturing people in the name of intelligence gathering. Whatever happens, we should never stoop to the level of those we accuse of being evil, because in the end, that is what we will become.


Jaxx_walk   May 6th, 2010 12:43 am ET

Silly, silly, silly...Rudy don't play on the ignorance of your everyday fellow American. You sound like a racisit. The American border is NOT 2000 miles. Oh, unless, you are ONLY talking the Mexican American border. Oh but of course you are. You're not saying it but that's the only possibility. Yes you came up with a way to seal that "part"of the American border. Yes, your way would keep many "Mexicans" out. I guess they're the problem. Not the Canadian, Florida, east Coast, West Coast, NEW YORK, borders.
Geez, I pity the everyday American or non-American that believes in your misguilded slight of word.


Anna-Marie Mellinger   May 6th, 2010 12:48 am ET

To Krista Sparks, NV....

Don't you mean that Obama is a 'secret Muslim"? Is that the extent of your arguement?


Jaxx_walk   May 6th, 2010 12:48 am ET

Diane, from Florida....Great point. Easy answer: It's a band aide, a deversion from real problems, close to home and easier to pretend to identify. Sad.


joe mesky   May 6th, 2010 12:54 am ET

the ex terrorist he had on is still a terrorist


Jim   May 6th, 2010 1:06 am ET

Since Obama took office we have been atacked or attempted to be attacked how many times? Several! count them. When George W. was president we were not attacked since 911. He took a hard stance. The big O is a wimp. All rehtoric not a military man who knows how to defend his country. Kinda like Slick Willy!


gerald Jolly   May 6th, 2010 1:07 am ET

@ Krista M Sparks NV.

First of all let me give you my condolenses for all that flooding you've gone through in Nevada.

Secondly, I think you can be excused for you comments about our President, after all threading water for all those days can effect a persons brain.

Did you know that "PRESIDENT" Obama has been known to walk right beside a Muslim Mosque 14 years ago, and no one even noticed it.

Did you know that "ALLAH" has refused him entry into his kingdom because he is a married man that does'nt cheat on his wife.

Once again, my condolenses for your flooding problem.

AH! Well there's always nxt year "IS'NT THERE.


suzan   May 6th, 2010 1:27 am ET

aloha- this is the 2nd time that new york is havign trouble w/ a illegal immergants. this should be put to a stop and if i was congress and homeland seciroty i would ban all illegals immergants including the mexicans from coming into this country illegely. 2- shut donw all of the concolated especially the mexicans concolated all cross this country. 3- as for the mexican border that too need to be shut down for good too. 4- illegal immergants and mexicans think thay have the conconsturted right to be here in the u.s. to harm us american like this we americans shouls put the illegal immergants including the mexicans into death row.if congress does not fix the problem on the mexican border at all today we americans will do so ourselfs. 5- is is unconcostunial for any illegal immerganst including the mexicans to become an american w/ the american citizenship.


Dodie   May 6th, 2010 1:55 am ET

@ A. Smith!
Good Evening and thank you!

@ gerald Jolly
Very nice and understanding comment!


gerald Jolly   May 6th, 2010 2:00 am ET

@ Suzan.

That's the problem my dear, he was'nt an illegal immigrant, althought if our immigration department had of been more astute in the screening of immigrants, this guy would have never got in.

The area he immigrated from in Pakistan, is very much influenced by the Taliban.

I believe he got a free pass because his was was an X fighter pilot in the Pakistani Airforce, that are allies ???? of ours.


gerald Jolly   May 6th, 2010 2:02 am ET

@ Suzan.

That's the problem my dear, he was'nt an illegal immigrant, althought if our immigration department had of been more astute in the screening of immigrants, this guy would have never got in.

The area he immigrated from in Pakistan, is very much influenced by the Taliban.

I believe he got a free pass because his father was was an X fighter pilot in the Pakistani Airforce, that are allies ???? of ours.


Smith in Oregon   May 6th, 2010 2:31 am ET

It appears the Empire is attempting to strike back against the American people once again under the newly introduced Ex-Patriot Act:

If a secret and non-liable unknown panel decides YOU are possibly associated with any organization or 'group' or associate that THEY imagine to be in league with 'terrorism' THE FEDERAL Government could strip you of American Citizenship and bring you before a military tribunal.

Folks, the track record of the Bush-Cheney military tribunal of individuals that were kidnapped and pushed thru torture via rendition was almost 90% wrong and found innocent. Of the HUNDREDS, 2 before the tribunal were let go, and only 1 is waiting, presumably because he was tortured and there are questions regarding any possible reason he was even rounded up.

The 'vetting' record on the prior round-up was absolutely horrendous. And yet as news of this Lieberman Bill reaches the Republican-Tea Party you can bet they'll beat their chest in approval and loud support of this hyper-invasive unconstitutional anti-American legislation.

I vote the Republican-Tea Party is one of those on the Ex-Patriot Legislation 'terrorism' list.


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Majid   May 6th, 2010 3:31 am ET

Rudy says we should give little more of our privacy to secure America. With all do respect, he's wrong these low resolution cameras have very minimal benefits. It takes millions of dollars to maintain, install and monitor these cameras. You should put the money where you'll get the most bang for your buck, spend it on more intelligence, more police and Forensics tools etc.

London police department calculated these statistics, "For every 1,000 cameras in London, less than one crime is solved per year." and in Chicago 1 out of 200 arrests was produced by these cameras.


Shawn   May 6th, 2010 3:33 am ET

Rudy is scaring the heck out of me:

More cameras to watch everyone?
"Give up privacy for security"?

"Take away their citizenship" and deny them their rights if you can successfully find suspicion that they have joined a terrorist group? (remember Bush's famous words about either being with us or – What a terrorist?)

These continued attempts to scare Americans into giving up their rights not only play right into the terrorist hands by turning our freedom based society for and by the people into a totalitarian surveillance society that deprives its citizens their rights based on fear and in the name of security.

I think that mr. giuliani is decidedly not with us and is acting very much un-american. Indeed I suspect he is a terrorist based on his stated wishes. Should that give me the right to detain him indefinitely with no access to due process?

Mr. Giuliani would love nothing more than a totalitarian society of consumers for him and his big corporate interest friends to play with.

Good thing we didn't elect this big brother to office.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 6th, 2010 3:41 am ET

@gerald Jolly

You should know that Krista M Jesus, Sparks NV, walks on water with her miraculous gift to the lingually-blind at her house of ill-rebuke, just north of Reno. She wouldn't know a Muslim from a Madam. I am still grinning from your last contribution to the horrors of clevity. I've choked my chicken and had it express itself more clearer, than she could from year's of professionally perverted slander of debased opinion. Semper Fi and keep the grins coming...Goodnight gerald...


Smith in Oregon   May 6th, 2010 3:42 am ET

To the utter dismay of Arizona Sheriff's and State Troopers, many Arizona State residents are refusing to be rounded up, harassed and questioned about their 'citizenship papers' at the Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations traditionally take part in Arizona's Parks across the State where like bee's to honey the Arizona troopers were staging this year for mass arrests of possible illegal aliens.

It appears many Hispanics are boycotting public celebrations for Cinco de Mayo in Arizona, go figure!


Shawn   May 6th, 2010 3:46 am ET

Hi Larry,

What's with all the talking points on why we should deny due process to (even bad or especially bad ones for that matter) American citizens?

Both the former Mayor and the present Senator are treasonous in asking to deny any American citizen the rights of due process. Indeed, those rights are collectively meant to not only preserve the rule of law as enacted by the people in order to keep totalitarian despotism in check, but to preserve the right and proper concept that no person is above the law. Its called Due Process for a reason.

How can we properly determine that a crime has been committed without having a trial where the evidence is presented for all to see? By denying Miranda rights based on the idea that a person has committed an act of terrorism is predetermining guilt. That is not only immoral but blatantly unconstitutional.

I can see this line of thinking resulting in the disappearance of undesirables by simply labeling them terrorists.

All of this Orwellian banter by your two guests this evening make me very glad that we elected neither of them to office. They should both be watched very carefully indeed.

Beware the evil that lies before you.


Shawn   May 6th, 2010 4:00 am ET

Also for our delusional friend "Larry"

There were no less than 18 attempted attacks on American soil during president Bushs term.

Perhaps you should do a little research.

Richard Reid, December 2001

Jose Padilla, May 2002

Lackawanna Six, September 2002

Iyman Faris, May 2003

Virginia "Jihad" Network, June 2003

Dhiren Barot, August 2004

James Elshafay and Shahawar Matin Siraj, August 2004

Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain, August 2004

Umer Hayat and Hamid Hayat, June 2005

Michael C. Reynolds, December 5, 2005

Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, Zand Wassim Mazloum, February 2006

Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, April 2006

Lyglenson Lemorin, and Rotschild Augstine, June 2006

Assem Hammoud, July 2006

Liquid Explosives Plot, August 2006

Fort Dix Plot, May 2007

JFK Plot, June 2007


Shawn   May 6th, 2010 4:01 am ET

Correction, Our friend "Jim", not larry...


Ajsan   May 6th, 2010 5:12 am ET

I don't think u.s is any safer neither more dangerous since obama took over. i mean both bush and obama did what they could to keep the country safe but obviously from this incident theirs still security loopholes.


jaswantsingh   May 6th, 2010 5:16 am ET

I fail to understand why US allows Pakistanis to migrate to the States.Pakistan has always been a nest for breeding terrorists!


Richard   May 6th, 2010 5:46 am ET

Absolutely ! Its a no brainer..The U.S. during the Bush/Cheney era was the most loathed and hated country in the world. Why ?
We invaded a foreign sovereign country under completely false pretenses..There were no WMD !! I'll be the first to admit the Iraqi regime then was dispicable, but Bush admin lied to us.
As a country, we really need to seriously rethink the question:
Why is our country hated so much ? We need to rethink our entire policy towards Israel. They made a mockery of the VP during his visit
there a few months ago, and snubbed President Obama's invitation
to Washington for talks a few months ago.

We spend billions and billions of taxpayer money in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in homeland security, but it is unbelievable that as an country where there are so many analysts and "intelligent" people, we never seem to focus on the root cause of the problem. Instead, we always revert back to the same old status quo, "way inside the box" thinking.
Could President Obama or any U.S. senator stand up and say,
"Listen..enough is enough bs. Let's fo straight to the root cause, and fix that once and for all." People in Washington need to read Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", written hundreds of years ago, and which is considered to be the consumate guide to combat strategy.
We cannot defeat extremism and radicalism with military hardware,
and weapons. As Sun Tzu said, the way to defeat such a foe is by defeating their spirit and crushing their will. Why doesn't somebody
think innovatively and use media, propaganda, and marketing ?
Businesses flood the media with marketing and propaganda to sway our thinking and spirits. The U.S. should gather the most brilliant minds in the media, PR. and ad industry and explore new innovative
thinking to combat extremism and radicalism.
We also need to rally the support of all the Muslim countries who are our allies, and unite as one to defeat the will and spirit of these damn
extremists and radicalists.

Last but not least, we seriously need to take a tougher unbiased stance with Israel's increasing arrogant behavior.
Only then will we be able to really earn the credibility and trust of the entire ME region.


Richard   May 6th, 2010 5:48 am ET

We spend billions and billions of taxpayer money in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in homeland security, but it is unbelievable that as an country where there are so many analysts and "intelligent" people, we never seem to focus on the root cause of the problem. Instead, we always revert back to the same old status quo, "way inside the box" thinking.
Could President Obama or any U.S. senator stand up and say,
"Listen..enough is enough bs. Let's fo straight to the root cause, and fix that once and for all." People in Washington need to read Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", written hundreds of years ago, and which is considered to be the consumate guide to combat strategy.
We cannot defeat extremism and radicalism with military hardware,
and weapons. As Sun Tzu said, the way to defeat such a foe is by defeating their spirit and crushing their will. Why doesn't somebody
think innovatively and use media, propaganda, and marketing ?
Businesses flood the media with marketing and propaganda to sway our thinking and spirits. The U.S. should gather the most brilliant minds in the media, PR. and ad industry and explore new innovative
thinking to combat extremism and radicalism.


John Curtis   May 6th, 2010 5:59 am ET

In your show right now, your Arabic guest did not mention the Muslims in Palastine, and how his solutin should include them, and that is the major problem with USA and the Muslim world.


Areej   May 6th, 2010 6:37 am ET

Dear Larry

First and foremost I must congratulate you on your 25th anniversary.my wedding anniversary is also on the 4th of June,This year it will be 27 years.The best years of my life.I must say I enjoyed alot of your interviews and it's hard to choose one,because alot of the people you interviewed are just fantastic,interesting and lovely human beings.
As for the question whether the USA is safer since Obama became president.Before I comment on this question,I should tell you that I can't be prouder of Barak Obama,whatever he accomplishes or doesn't,for a 47 year old African American to become president of the United States is the biggest accomplishment of all. Regarding the security question,I don't think so,the fact being, that even though Obama reached out his hand to the Muslim community in general,still the Muslim people,the Palestinian........don't feel that the president of the United States is doing anything to help them.You get people from the American administration who come out and threaten and speak out in such a hateful and threatening way,that only makes the Muslim people around the world hate America more.
For America to be safer,America has to change its TONE and be more helpful and truthful about it's intentions towards the Muslim world.
I live in the Gulf region and hear alot what people in this part of the world think about America and believe me they are not nice comments.
That is my opinion and I hope the American administration does turn around and show a softer and more understanding side.
This is what will bring safety and peace to America.
People every were want a safer world and a safer place/country to live in and to leave to their children.We are all together is this world,the world has become smaller , if everyone reaches out,the world will become a safer and better place to live in.

Warm Regards


Marry   May 6th, 2010 6:40 am ET

John McCain and all the other (mostly) GOP members are really hurting the country! And they just do not want to give it a rest! During the Bush years, many countries and people had an issue with that administration. The many faults, arrogance, oppression, lying, and the bad decisions that costs thousands of lives and money where linked clearly to the Bush administration.
None the less, nobody ever really included “the American people” in their critic. But, watching the political scene today, one has to come to the conclusion that to many people are the way that disgusted the world. To many are cowards, simple minded, rather primitive and very selfish, easily manipulated by politicians that fan their fears. The behavior of the “opposition” mirrors a disregard for “the people” (when not rich enough) not only in the US but worldwide. If it does not bring a big profit for them (like war and finances – both activities that destroys lives and work of average people) it is not in their interest to work on solutions, thoughtful future planning and the protection of human rights. They want the status quo! This is very evident because you have now an administration that is trying their hardest to work for ALL the people and have successfully stopped the downturn and bring the economy slowly back to live. But, what do they get? They get insults and an unbelievable strong and absolutely unjustified storm of resistance. It just seems that America is not ruled anymore by democracy but 100% by money and a large group of people that do not see the correlation.
McCain is not very smart – but he does know (privately and politically) – go where the money is! Never mind anything else!


Ted   May 6th, 2010 8:37 am ET

We congratulate ourselves for having the freest country in the world.
Please take my word, we do not have it by far.

We only have one set of laws, therefore all criminals should be handled equally. Why should one have the right to the Miranda act and the other not is beyond my comrehension.
Giulliani and McCain wants more cameras, thougher laws, as many of the bloggers also do.
May I tell you in my humble way how people lose their freedom and free countries become dictatorships?

Those who are interested to have more control spread rumors about imminent attacks from terrorists, demand more cameras on every corner, declare certain laws invalid, as Bush did. Police and other security agencies create incidents and blame certain groups for it, listen in on your telephone calls, copy your e-mails, etc.

The people are scared, demand more security and forfeit on their basic rights.

This continues over several steps until either the military or certain group of civilians with the help of secret police start arresting all who demand freedom, or just anyone else, and take over the government.
They declare national emergency, suspend all basic rights and have total control over the nation.

It could not happen in the USA?
You are wrong, Bush already took away many of your basic rights guaranteed by the constitution and most of you just took it without a single protest.
Two more steps and the military would patrol our streets, you will be arrested for telling a joke about the new rulers, incarcerated without a trial. Sounds familiar, just look around, Guantanamo is a good example.

When you make a wish concider it very carefully, because it may come true.
Argentina used to be a democracy and I was in Buenos Aires in 1976 when the military took over, the beginning of a bloody dictatorship.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 6th, 2010 1:29 pm ET

@Ted

Your blog is as clear as a bell and should be ringing between the ears of many. Too bad so many "trust" that our freedoms haven't eroded under the eight years of Bush-Cheney. Too bad so many need Magoo glasses, resting on their noses, not to smell the fecal matter left behind, for many years to come, by those two turds. Pardon the pun..I know it stinks..


Angela   May 6th, 2010 2:03 pm ET

CNN, please, please, post the video of the Maajid Nawaz interview! I watch CNN all the time and his was some of the most substantive analysis I've seen in a very, very long time. I'd like to share it with others and, quite frankly, scrolling through the transcript is cumbersome.

Thank you for having him on, please, do it again!!


Smith in Oregon   May 6th, 2010 3:40 pm ET

@ Theresa, given that land and area belonged to Mexico for many years long before white settlers told them they couldn't live there, it seems natural that many Hispanics are seen in Arizona.

In a Massive State of Overkill in Show me your papers old man:

Arizona called in their SWAT teams which closed off the street, put a school on lock-down and then burst through the door of a shabby house where dozens of illegal immigrants were thought to be sheltering.

Three people were arrested after running out of the house, I'm surprised they weren't machine gunned in the back. Another 24 residents found in the house were taken to a police basement for questioning about their paperwork.

Call in police with machine guns if they suspect there's an illegal Hispanic hiding? This sounds like the final days of East Germany.


IKHAN   May 6th, 2010 3:58 pm ET

Hi Larry,
@Ted
so right you are.
What our dumb politicians are doing regarding the threat of terrorism, is running with the dumb policies of the Bush-Cheney era of infamy.Tackling the symptoms only, keeping their eyes & minds closed to the root causes.
If you just attack the symptoms, like in any diseases, you may be able to suppress them for a period only for them to reappear stronger.
As @Ted pointed out we are taking away the basic rights & liberties given to us by our Constitution, hoping that by doing this we get rid of the problem-balderdash!
Are those responsible for guiding the destiny of this nation, pure fools , misguided or naive? Possibly. But reason says that there is more to it than that. This is an agenda pursued by those having 'dual loyalty', those playing into the hands of lobbies special interest, the far right, ideological phobics and religious demagogues with their own brand of faith.
Get to the root causes guys if you want this great nation to once again attain its rightful position, esteem & influence in the affairs of the world which it lost during the last admn. If you want our coming generations to grow up in a peaceful & a better world.


Jane   May 6th, 2010 6:07 pm ET

No we are not protected enough; and it wouldn't matter who the president is because they seem to be secretly moving in and around us. The proof is in what just happened. They can be our neighbors, our doctors, our nurses, university professors, teachers and officials. They appear to be slowly moving in and there's nothing anyone can do about it until they park a car loaded with bombs along a curb or create more inventive ways to surprise us.
America needs to pray more than they ever have for our safety and quit trying to kick God out of everything.


Doug Van Antwerp   May 6th, 2010 6:54 pm ET

Maajid Nawaz was on LKL on May 5. He is by far one of the best
I've heard on LKL. He's intelligent and says a lot in a few words.
When you have him on LKL in the future, advertize it ahead of time.
Maajid is exceptional.


IKHAN   May 6th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

Hi Larry,
@Ted,@Cajazz@Smith in Oregon@ Majid
These politicians are part of the problem not the solution.
What did we expect?
Our current crowd in Washington has to learn & learn quickly that what made our nation great & the country safe was not by steering its destiny with a distorted vision tinted by biases, bigotry, pandering to lobbies,special interest & pressure groups but by breadth of intellect ,statesmanship and wisdom in our leaders.
Unless the myriad problems facing us both at home & globally are tackled with sagacity, sanity & reason we'll continue living in a state of fear & paranoia.
Is this what we want for our kids & grand kids??


Cajazz76:24:8   May 6th, 2010 11:22 pm ET

@IKHAN

As usual, you have the picture held at the proper angle and can see where the distortions are. Always a pleasure to read your opinions. Take care, IKHAN.


Smith in Oregon   May 7th, 2010 4:18 am ET

Yet another LOW even for Arizona:

Arizona State Legislature has now banned all Ethnic Studies courses. It seems that fear mongering in Arizona has reached a new low. Arizona Bill 2281 is going to continue making Arizona the embarrassment of the United States and the World.

Like the heavy handed federal ban on Native American culture being taught and supported in Public Schools in America for many years, Hispanics will not be ALLOWED to develop knowledge of their culture, stories, contributions and heroes.

A professor in Arizona's school system who teaches Hispanic Ethnic studies relates, 'I suppose one could also say we must be doing something right or why would they be so afraid of us?'

Indeed demonize an entire race or culture and then subjugate them with unjust laws and inhuman treatment generally follows afterwords.


gerald Jolly   May 7th, 2010 10:16 am ET

What bothers me about the two images of Guiliani and McCain above is that both of these individuals have been glorified, for reasons that do not exist..

Guiliani walked around the 9/11 site for several days proclaiming that what had happened "JUST WAS'NT RIGHT"
That comment somehow cdharicterized him as being the HERO of 9/11
Please explain why that made him s hero, how many people did he save?? did he go into the twin towers and help rescue people??
When last examined Guiliani did none of those things, but what he did was cash in on the event for his own selfish self serving purposes.

John McCain, crashed a $5 million dollar Aircraft, got caught by the Vietnamese military, was brought to the Hanoi Hilton, where he spent the next five years incarcerated, while in the Hanoi Hilton, he exchanged information with his captors in order to get his mail from home, The injuries he suffered was not from torture, they were a direct result of when he parachuted into a swamp.
McCains father was an Admiral in the Navy at the time and orchestrated the entire falacy that his son was a HERO, B.S.

While McCain was incarcerated in the Hanoi Hilton, other U.S. military personnel were, tortured, starved, beaton, and many were killed, not one of them was ever awarded any medals, or commendations for the time they spent in that prison, and none ever were considered as HEROES, what's that about.

Senator Kerry, was in fact a true decorated Hero, for his acts of bravery in Vietnam, but was castigated by the Republicans including John McCain when they orchestrate the Swift Boat lies.

You all can be the judge, but both of the individuals above are not deserving of our accolades.


IKHAN   May 7th, 2010 2:11 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Hi guys.
@Cajazz
thanks I learn a lot from all you brilliant folks out there doing a swell job of keeping fellow bloggers well informed.
@gerald Jolly
bravo to this.
American public needs to evaluate phony utterances from these no-good politicians in their phony perspective. Entrenched in their bigotry almost drowning in self serving syrup of conceit , ignorance & detatchement from reality, they need to be replaced.
We have got to fish for true leadership.


Yanni   May 8th, 2010 10:52 pm ET

Rudy Giuliani & John McCain have been glorified by the media only. One must wonder the underlying cause for this.


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