Wednesday, November 18, 2009

330-338Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Council (, and dean of the Liberty University School of Law (, whose latest book is Same Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk.  We talk about the current challenges to religious liberty.  Mat also introduces their 7th Annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, get more info at

343-354 Mat Staver

358-408 Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, senior pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church (, and President of The King's College and Seminary (

413-423Bishop Kenneth Ulmer

428-437Kenny Luck, founder and President of Everyman Ministries ( and Men's Pastor at Saddleback (  His latest book is Fight: Are You Willing To Pick A Fight With Evil?  Their men's group is still meeting from 6:30am to 7:30am every Thursday morning at Saddleback.  We talk about how men can use the economic downturn as an opportunity for spiritual growth – to become "tempered steel."

443-452 Kenny Luck

458-508Jonathan Rose, with the Capitol Gold Group [(800) 510-9594,], on gold hitting $1,140/oz today and the U.S. dollar index has extended this year's losses to 8.1%.  Meanwhile, Gold has jumped 29% in 2009.  Where's gold headed over the next two years?  How does gold preserve your wealth?  In your Gold Show, you refer to gold as "portfolio insurance," why?  What's the advantage of buying physical gold instead of stock in gold?  Is now a good time to add gold to your portfolio?  Do you ever buy back the gold you sell through Capital Gold Group?
512-523 (:31) PO I Didn't Sign Off.  (CNN American Morning Show @ 11/18/09).  Ed Henry is conducting the interview for CNN.
(6:05) Graham grills Holder (CSPAN, Capitol Hill @ 11/18/09) Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) interviews and speaks his mind on KSM to Attorney General Eric Holder.  Holder is not sure how to proceed if Osama were caught tomorrow.  Would it be a military matter or a civilian matter?  Sounds like Holder wants Osama and other terrorists to have constitutional rights in federal court.  He basically wants to "criminalize" the war, turn our military enemies into legal criminals, and to replace the military justice system with our civilian justice system.
(:46) PO Convicted (NBC News @11/18/09) Chuck Todd for NBC interviewed Obama in Beijing, China.
 (:37) Graham short
•• Jonah Goldberg (11/18/09) It's No Way to Fight a War on Terror.  This won't be a show trial, but it will be a trial for show.  [Keep in mind that KSM was captured on March 1, 2003, in Pakistan by the Pakistanis and turned over to us.  He was moved to Guantanamo in September 2006.  In March 2007 he confessed to a number of attacks, including masterminding 911.  On December 8, 2008, he and four co-defendants sent a note to the military judge expressing their desire to confess, plead guilty, and be executed.
// Ultimately, the disagreement is one of first principles. If we are at war, then the rules of war apply. The fact that this is a war unlike others we've fought should not mean that it isn't a war at all.
Don't tell that to Obama. He's made it clear that he doesn't see the threat as an unconventional war but as a conventional law-enforcement problem. The attorney general insists that 9/11 is a matter for civilian courts. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says attacks such as 9/11 should be thought of as "man-caused disasters." Her top priority after the Fort Hood shootings was to bring Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to justice — a fine answer for a law-enforcement official, but not from someone charged with protecting the homeland. The War on Terror itself has morphed into "overseas contingency operations."
Just as telling, Obama insists that the decision to move Mohammed to civilian court was entirely Holder's. This is deceptive nonsense. Even if technically true, the choice to let Holder make the decision was the real decision. The commander in chief opted to hand off jurisdiction over enemy combatants to the cops. He can't duck that responsibility by saying it wasn't his call.
// Moreover, the administration has not abolished military tribunals. Holder is sending the al-Qaeda suspects in the attack on the destroyer Cole to one. Hence, enemies who attack us abroad are treated like enemy combatants with fewer rights, while terrorists who managed to kill civilians here at home are treated like American citizens. That is perverse.
// If history is a guide, this trial will unavoidably come at a cost in terms of leaked intelligence and propaganda victories for our enemies.
Obama's defenders don't believe it. "Does anyone think," asks Joshua Micah Marshall, a prominent liberal blogger, that the "Nuremberg trials . . . advanced (the defendants') causes?" Obama himself invoked the Nuremberg trials during the presidential campaign. "Part of what made us different was even after these Nazis had performed atrocities," he explained, "we still gave them a day in court, and that taught the entire world about who we are but also the basic principles of rule of law."
Such arguments are revealing on at least two counts. First, the Nuremberg trials were military tribunals — it was understood that the Nazis were not mere criminals.
Second, they took place after we had won the war against Nazi Germany. We could afford such a spectacle because the Nazi cause was dead.
Meanwhile, the War on Terror lives. Just don't tell that to Barack Obama.
528-538Mat Staver (Reprise)
544-554Mat Staver (Reprise)
558-608Bishop Kenneth Ulmer (Reprise)
612-623Bishop Kenneth Ulmer (Reprise)
628-638Kenny Luck (Reprise)
644-700Kenny Luck (Reprise)
• AP (11/18/09) Girl, 15, indicted in killing of 9-year-old.  Calls: What in our society is contributing to a 15-year old who "wanted to know what it felt like" to kill?
• Financial Times (11/16/09) Abortion clause raises problems for Obama.

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