Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

John McCain Clashes With Hannity: You And Fox News ‘Were Wrong About Libya’
Mediaite ^ | 9/14/12 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 09/14/2012 6:41:37 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

Last night on Hannity, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) clashed with Sean Hannity over whether the host predicted the Libyan violence when he had previously said their American-supported elections would result in a quasi-terrorist state.

“How is it that Sean Hannity and a few others of us out here predicted with pinpoint accuracy that the Muslim Brotherhood would be in charge in Egypt?” Hannity asked the senator. “Their first task when they took over the Parliament was to declare Israel, our closest ally, their enemy.”

“How is it that the administration with all their intelligence and the CIA — how is it that they didn’t see this coming?” he asked McCain of both Egypt and Libya, before disputing the notion that the Libyans had a free election: “They kept telling the American people, this is democracy. I don’t view the Muslim Brotherhood as democracy. They want Sharia law implemented now.”

“That’s not clear that that’s true,” McCain responded before accusing Fox of repeating a false claim about the Libyan elections:

It was you and people on Fox that said in Libya, “We didn’t know who they were and let’s not help these people.” They had an election and they elected moderates. They rejected Islamists. And yes, there are al-Qaeda factors and there are extremists in Libya today, but the Libyan people are friends of ours, and they support us, and they support democracy. So you were wrong about Libya.

“I don’t think I was wrong about Libya at all,” Hannity shot back.

“I know you were,” McCain responded. “They had a free and fair election, and a democratic non-Islamic government was elected. So you were wrong.”

“I was not,” Hannity said. “They didn’t think the Muslim Brotherhood would take over? This is a known terror organization. We say we are fighting

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; foxnews; hannity; libya; mccain; muslimbrotherhood; terrorists
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-80 next last

1 posted on 09/14/2012 6:41:41 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

McCain is such a dickweed and he’s really not a smart man


2 posted on 09/14/2012 6:43:34 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Juan McLame, still stoopid after all these years.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 6:44:34 PM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

McCain is treason distilled. He should go back to his hanoi prostitutes.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 6:45:10 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

what is McCains ticket in this..does he get a share of the pie?


5 posted on 09/14/2012 6:45:36 PM PDT by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lib-Lickers 2

He should have retired a war hero. He is a sad man.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 6:45:53 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Lib-Lickers 2

He should have retired a war hero. He is a sad man.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 6:45:57 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Even when Hannity is right, he’s wrong

lol


8 posted on 09/14/2012 6:46:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer
But didn't McCain just say today Obama's foreign policy was "feckless"?

Which is it McQueeg?

9 posted on 09/14/2012 6:46:45 PM PDT by what's up
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Look at McCain and the shower of liberal talking points coming out of his mouth. What next, will he talk about those evil Israelis “murdering Palestinians”? (or has he done that already and I never saw it yet?)


10 posted on 09/14/2012 6:47:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Cover for Obama. Thanks.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 6:47:33 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

The masses in Libya and Egypt may very well support the US but we’ll never know it. If they speak up, they’ll have their heads cut

Another thought - there are no “radicals” over there - every one of them is equally radical and really is our enemy.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 6:47:40 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

.....and the GOP was wrong about you...nimrod

13 posted on 09/14/2012 6:48:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer
Pernicious dementia.
14 posted on 09/14/2012 6:48:59 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: outofstyle

War hero?

Really?


15 posted on 09/14/2012 6:49:03 PM PDT by ladyjane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Vast majority of comments at the link are Anti Hannity


16 posted on 09/14/2012 6:49:06 PM PDT by uncbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

17 posted on 09/14/2012 6:49:15 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Drop dead McCain, you’re a waste of oxygen and a pathetic Manchurian piece o’ sh*t.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Think about how FUBAR things are with McCain endorsing and whispering advice to Romney on foreign affairs in the shadow of current circumstances triggered by an Obama inspired and encouraged Arab spring meltdown.


19 posted on 09/14/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: outofstyle

I agree 100%.. he has to try to cover his stupidity of backing Obama in Libya and Egypt..


20 posted on 09/14/2012 6:50:34 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

John McRINO still doesn’t get it. God help us if Romeny is as much of a RINO as MCCain is, and that’s assuming best case scenario that Romeny actually wins.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 6:51:42 PM PDT by Blue Highway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lib-Lickers 2
McCain has always been a second rate loser. He barely escaped flunking out of Annapolis, probably only because his father was an admiral, and has been skimming the bottom of the barrel ever since. Yes, there really are different levels of intelligence, and it makes a difference.
22 posted on 09/14/2012 6:52:00 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Congress seems to be obsequiously quiet about the embassy attacks save a random rebel here and there.

McCain’s interview abruptly ended which was fitting whether intentional or not.


23 posted on 09/14/2012 6:52:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ladyjane

History also taught us that even Benedict Arnold himself was a war hero too.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 6:53:10 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer
When is McCain going to just come out and admit that his only enemy is a Conservative? He's currently working double-time in Arizona to lose the Senate seat that Jon Kyl is vacating. He crowned Jeff Flake as his butt boy and helped to crush the conservative tea party candidate in the primary. Now Flake is tied with the Democrat in the polls. Not ahead...TIED. In Arizona! And McCain is okay with that because if he can't have his butt boy on a leash in that Senate seat, the Democrat is the next best thing.

Anything but the Conservative in that Senate seat, because Conservatives are the enemy.

25 posted on 09/14/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

And McCain told us in ‘08 that we “had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency”.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

I think anyone who is not a DUer or a politician saw this coming. I did.
Shoot, I said thirty five years ago after Vietnam that our next war would probably be with the moslems. I was not the only one.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 7:01:56 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ponygirl; stephenjohnbanker

If McStain had fought 0bama in ‘08 as hard as he fought a REAL conservative (J.D. Hayworth) in his Senate re-election race), Juan would be President right now.

And I have to say that visual gave me the same vomit-in-my-mouth sensation as when 0bama took the Oath of Office in January 2009.


28 posted on 09/14/2012 7:02:35 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Everything McCain said was probably correct, but it really does not matter since all the good guys in Libya will not lift one finger to stop the bad guys. Ergo the bad guys are running Libya, and that is just the way it is. Massive FAIL John McCain (and Obama).


29 posted on 09/14/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by jpsb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mkjessup
He really does appear to be Manchurian. I won’d not trust him with anything important from a conservative perspective. If you add up those things that he's said and done that hurt conservatives, vs. those that help, it seems as though he's trying to undermine conservatism.
30 posted on 09/14/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Lib-Lickers 2

McCain is so used to going after conservatives and other Republicans, that he is forgetting where he is on arguments.

...and look how defensive he was, “I’m not supporting the Administration...”

McCain....please retire before you confuse yourself right out of office.


31 posted on 09/14/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Lib-Lickers 2

Yes, that’s the problem, isn’t it? He really hasn’t had enough time to make up for the education he almost missed entirely at USNA. Maybe in another ten years, he’ll have caught up with the rest of his class. Funny—there’s a degree of arrogance that can only be compared to One other.


32 posted on 09/14/2012 7:04:26 PM PDT by Mach9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ponygirl
Flake is the candidate now. I will vote for him. Carmona has been carpet bombing the TV here with ads showing him as a doctor, a veteran and former Surgeon General ( thanks a lot GWB). Flake has yet to start his ads. All he has to say is ‘a vote for Carmona is a vote for Harry Reid as Senate majority leader again. The Senate needs to go in a different direction’.
33 posted on 09/14/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (See)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

You must remember that McCain graduated 3rd in his class at the Naval Academy. That is, 3rd from the bottom!


34 posted on 09/14/2012 7:08:15 PM PDT by golf lover (going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer
If McCain (and the other incompetent lifers in the seanate and congress) were such fonts of knowledge we wouldn't be on the threshold of bankruptcy, we wouldn't be crushed by a massive big government police state and we wouldn't have spent 11 years and trillions of dollars building schools and infrastructure for radical muslims who lay awake at night dreaming of ways to kill us.


35 posted on 09/14/2012 7:09:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

There is no fool like an old fool.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

After watching and listening to McCain the last few days, it made me think of the U.S. Senator character in Godfather II.


37 posted on 09/14/2012 7:12:35 PM PDT by W.Lee (No compromise)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lib-Lickers 2

He has been in D.C. way too long.


38 posted on 09/14/2012 7:13:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: pieceofthepuzzle
He really does appear to be Manchurian. I would not trust him with anything important from a conservative perspective. If you add up those things that he's said and done that hurt conservatives, vs. those that help, it seems as though he's trying to undermine conservatism.

Noooo say it ain't SO!?!? LOL

I'll tell ya what, if that little North Vietnamese peckerhead that shot down McCain in '67 had been able to launch TWO instead of just ONE missile and had better aim, America would have been spared the 30 years of treason and corruption once McCain achieved elective office. McCain would have done more good for America by checking into Arlington National Cemetery instead of the Hanoi Hilton.
39 posted on 09/14/2012 7:15:03 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Graham and McCain are getting nervous that conservatives are leaving behind the neo con nation building philosophy.


40 posted on 09/14/2012 7:15:59 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ladyjane

“War hero?

Really?”

Well, he sure was involved in an inordinate number of Navy plane crashes before being shot down!


41 posted on 09/14/2012 7:16:20 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: vette6387

And he and John Kerry sure were involved in shutting down the investigation of our KIA and MIAs in Vietnam. SOBs both of them.


42 posted on 09/14/2012 7:18:09 PM PDT by ladyjane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

You and Ben Franklin speak true and wise words.


43 posted on 09/14/2012 7:22:07 PM PDT by taterjay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Hannity should run the youtube video of Mcqueeg, Linsey Gramnesty and Fudd Lieberman in Triplio in 2009, shaking Qadaffis hand in Tripoli - one week before Britain released the lockerbie bomber back to Qadaffi

Oh and Susie Collins of Maine dropping Qadaffi a cute little curtsey because he ignored her

Queeg is an asshole


44 posted on 09/14/2012 7:24:51 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: W.Lee
After watching and listening to McCain the last few days, it made me think of the U.S. Senator character in Godfather II.

He certainly has been all over the tube lately. Is he running for something?

45 posted on 09/14/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT by SMM48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

John McCain is an idiot!

I once considered him a war hero. He is a Vietnam veteran.

I spent time in Vietnam recently. I know the younger people in Vietnam see our Vietnam Vets as war heroes. They understand the truth about our objective.

But there’s another truth they understand in Vietnam. They would easily prefer to live in their own nation they they would under the Muslim Brotherhood.

So, what’s McCain thinking?!?


46 posted on 09/14/2012 7:33:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan ("Real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: uncbob

Vast majority of comments at the link are Anti Hannity.”

I noticed that, too, and I just happen to agree more with Hannity than McCain on this issue. The Brotherhood are bad dudes.

It is just so way past time for McCain to retire. I would think he would have done it sooner so that he could be remembered as a hero instead of a doddering old senile numbskull.


47 posted on 09/14/2012 7:33:19 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Butt boy for Keating. He should have been kicked to the curb back during the Keating Five scandal.


48 posted on 09/14/2012 7:37:13 PM PDT by anton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

As I watched Hannity’s show (first time in three years), it was obvious McCain was becoming madder by the second. Just before the commercial break, I could hear McCain sucking in air through clenched teeth, typical of him and others who are becoming enraged. I was surprised by the quick cut to commercial and thought to myself, “did Fox cut off this interview to protect McCain’s image or to head off an escalation of the confrontation or was this a scheduled break”?


49 posted on 09/14/2012 7:37:13 PM PDT by miele man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Evil Slayer

Isn’t there a pasture somewhere, prepared for its old RINO?


50 posted on 09/14/2012 7:41:46 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-80 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson