tv Lou Dobbs Tonight FOX Business September 5, 2014 10:00pm-11:01pm EDT
♪ it. ♪ ill see you on monday. charles: good evening, everyone. president obama seems caught in a contradiction for tax. when he isn't contradicting himself, the facts are. mr. obama boasted that the economy is improving on his watch. but the august jobs report released today shows otherwise. today's job report is the worst of this year and it shows a record number of americans no longer in the labor force. and the lowest total so far this year. while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%, 53 million of the people who are working do so on a freelance basis.
that is one third of the total workforce. former clinton adviser doug schoen on this topic tonight. and also what happened in benghazi on september 112 years ago? the story straight from the men in th middle of the firefight that night in benghazi. brugger joins us with details of this exclusive interview with three of the men who survived. and at this hour, president obamaeturning to the from the nato summit in wales or one point it was considered by many to be weak and ineffective sections for the cease-fire reached today. >> the only reason that we are seeing the cease-fire at this moment is because of the
anctions that have already bn applied and the threat of further sctions, which are having a real impact on the russianeconomy. and they have isolated russia in a way that we have not seen in a long time lou: president obama also saying that he has forged a 10 nation coalition among the nato nations to combat the islamic state terrorist group nd make sure this time to stay awayrom freight phrases other than degrade in deffat and destroy when speaking of his strategy. ed henrys in wales tonight with our report. >> it took three news conferens to get there and president obama finally got his message straight on battling isis. >> we will degradend ultimately defeat isis. systematically degrading their capabilities. reporter: as the president had the talking points again and
again, there were no more admissions that he does not have a strategy. >> you cannot contain an organization that is running roughshod through that much territory and displacing that many people, killing that many innocent people and enslaving that many women. the goal has to be to dismantle them. reporter: so he finally settled on dismantling and the destroying unethical and top republicans charging that the president's failure to target their training camps has already given isis and at. >> the fact that we have let this go over the last seven and eight months as we have atched these fighters travel city by city and not have hit them by >> there also appears to bee.
daylight between chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. the president claimed that he did not have a military strategy to deal witt this because he was waiting on the pentagon and dempsey suggested otherwise sane at the president's direction we have developed a military strategy with a series of options on how we can initially contained and continue to disrupt and ultimately defeat isil. the day before in estonia, the president implied again that the military was still tweaking the plan, saying that was all abo geing the details right. >> it is important from my perspective that when we send our pilots and to do our job that we know tat this will work and we are clear on what art objectives and targets are, it is important? many sea minicity ices can be
defeated, but it may take years. john kerry saying that it may take two years or three years. and many say a top pentagon official suggested otherwise. >> this is a threat that is going to be in conmen for years and years. but it certainly one we have to worry about right now? the president said again today that he is helping to build a coalition with arab nations. but first, the commander--chief was thinking about a bucket list, making a stop at stonehenge before hustling back to washington. a u.s. official tells us there are nine other nations providing security and humanitarian support in iraq. secretary john kerry says that that support does not include any u.s. combat troops on the ground and he called that a red line. and of course, other red lines
have been questionable. lou: ed henry reporting from wales. dramatic new revelations on what really happened two years ago in the september 11 attacks against the compound in benhazi. a new book charges that u.s. security team was ordered to stan down and the highest-ranking cia officer in benghazi, three of the security officers involved in the book speaking for the first time with fox news anchor bret baie, explaining how they were told not to go there in the mid-of the attack. >> we are ready to go. am so, we are ready to go. i said hey, we are ready to go. bob looks at the leader and says that you guys need to wait. lou: joining us now is anchor of fox news reporting, bret baier. thirteen hours in benghazi, the inside story, airs tonight at
10:00 p.m. eastern on the fox news channel. in order to stand down, what happened? >> finally hearing from someone there. and we finally hear and see from someone who is on the ground. cia contractors charged with protecting that. that is about a mile away from the consulate. we're chris stevens and his team were in the what is a delayed response. they call it a stand down order in their boards.
and they try tried to rescue up to 30 nutes, ambassador stevens on the house. and there is anotherttack that they are hearing about the may be a part of this. and heroism in is really compelling. glen doherty and tyrone woods, were lost on the roof, right next them. lou: how did these three men, how do they manage to survive that night and the terrorist had targeted and in fact, that is the way in which tyrone woods and glen doherty were killed. how do they make it through? >> th say it s because of the teamwork regarding the guys
that were there. and this is their story. and they tell it in a very compelling way. i told bill o'reilly that i have done 34 of these specials in my 18 years here. and this is by far the most intense. lou: thank you for telling us about it and we want to remind everyone to tune in to the fox news reprting, inside benghazi, the inside story hosted by bret baier on the fox news channel at 10:00 p.m. eastern. and evidence of corruption mounting at the irs. investigational situations going
on right now. the commission are commissioner headed back to capit hill in two weeks. he is being brought back to explain why the agency failed to seah 760 exchanged server drives that may contain those e-mails belonging to lois lerner and we will also have more explaining from her. e-mails also had begun a secret researchproject using unlawfully obtained donor lists of conservative and tea party organizations. again, consvative targeting. that is not all, republicans are accusing the justice department of trying to hide the contact information of a former irs
employee who may be critical to their investitigation. house investigators have not been able to track down that attorney. he worked under lois lerner until recently, and he also represented the irs and losses filed over the agency's targeting of conservative groups. republicans on th hill say that that is a clear conflict of interest. we are coming right back with much more. score one for the president. he checked stonehenge off his bucket list. syria, iraq, ukraine and russia, a little bit more to do. colonel ralph peters is next [ hoof beats ] i wish... please, please, please, please, please. [ male annouer ] the wish we wish above all...is health. so we quit selling cigarettes in our cvs pharmacies.
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lou: our next guest says that president obama wante a big step up from allies to combat the islamic state and he didn't get it. russian president vladimir putin wanted to secure his territory in ukraine and ensure continued turmrmoil. he got what he wanted. joing us now is strategic analysts ralph peters. it's great to have you here. >> thank you. lou: we have watched this president try to contend with the islamic state in his own language, if not his own strategy and vladimir putin and his ambitions. how would you say he's done it? >> the president did get his rhetorical act together today. he spoke somewhat clearly for the first time on the isis issue. but it's reallynot a matter of
what he says. and he went to the nato summit and the european trip, really hoping to get unanimity up for the forceful response and to get military participation wng tip to wing tip against the islamic state. but what he got was a nebulous with the coalition and by the way we will send some blankets. lou: taking that up, even as he's talking about this, the ukrainian medical aid and i mean, this is a strange construction, is it not? >> yes, it is.
he is threatening letter hooton right and left. and whether it holds are not, but president potoshenko was concerned. working on the bare-bones equipment, they had invaded. and now as a result, on the ground, they have vladimir putin's people in control of strategic points on the ukrainian territory and they are never going toback up 1 inch. it is e same as crimea. he hason this round it yet
again. lou: the president said tha nato would never recognize or accept crimea is part of the russian federation. but it seems to be hollow statement on the part of the president since there is no action contemplated and none that i can think of that would reverse the ambition of vladimir putin and his achievement short of war. >> when the schoolyard or we take your candidate anita, you're t getting it back. the old cliché is that that is nine tenths of the law. it is actually 100% until you move it militarily. that is another point. lou: what hit can he do to reverse crimea and roll this back to max. >> nothing he could do, even if he was willing. lou: why does he persist in
talking about it? strachan makes him feel good. lou: it makes nato look even weake >> he's like a child. it's like somehow it's magically going to come true. he is a big favor. and also the brave baltic states and poland, they really stood beside us in raq. they wanted just a small presence. they got a promise of troop rotations in and out. lou: i'm sorry, we have limited time. and we will take uphe islamic state under next visit. we appreciate you being with us tonight. >> too much to talk about. lou: and the president blames the social media.
it is time to take a look at our online poll results. we us to do believe that the approval rating of obama will rema under water for the remainder of his term. 97% said yes. tonight's poll, should a 28 nation organization be able to secure more than 10 of its members for a coalition? cast your vote at loudobbs.com. this is the weekend that football begins in earnest. in for a treat. third-ranked oregon takes on michigan state in what could be a national championship preview. and notre dame meets michigan and what could be the final meeting of these teams. and usc and stanford meeting as well in a showdown.
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lou: coming up tonight, a former member of hillary clinton's circle offers a roadmap to the white house in 2016. why she must move as far away as possible from barack oama. and the brand-new book,hat women really want. claims of the republican waron women. gina joins us to explain it all. and first, comments on what has been week of contradiction and calamity for president obama. the missteps, mistakes, the gaffes well-documented. the approval rating remains at 30%, which is a record low. complicated question, but among the region, is a more forceful
approach toward the islamic state, failing when he declared the united stes would degrade and destroy the terrorists and th shocked everyone by saying that within a minute the islamic state is a manageable problem. and with images of the islamic state beheading another american journalist, steven sotloff, no one could rationalize us retreat into the inexplicable. it has been a week since the president admitted that he had no strategy for combating the islamic state. that admission is a news conference that began with a post about the improving economy under his enlightened leadership . >> beginning with the number one thing that most americans care about, the economy. this morning we found out that our economy grew more in the second-quarter than we originally thought. zooms are spending and over the
past 4.5 years our businesses have created more than 10 million new jobs. so it's what's so good about the direction in which we are heaaded. >> you can see how excited the president was there. but there was nothing feel good about the jobs report today. a week and a day later, we learn only 142,000 jobs were created in august and that's the worst jobs recd of the year. we also have the worst labor force participation rati in 42 years. with a record number of americans not working. one third are working less. hey are working freelance. reasons to feel good about the direction we are headed two according to the president? he has proved himself to be estranged from the facts and the truths. how in god's name, with his policies and domestic and
foreign, can his advisers allow him to say that ast week there are reasons to feel good about the direction in which we are headed. on his way home, president obama is talking again about going at it alone in taking executive action if congress doesn't let him have his way on immigration reform. and i can't think of many reasons for any of us to el good about te direction that not until he overcomes himse and his predilection for overreach and folly. now it's time for our quotation of the evening. this from winston churchill. a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity and an optimist these the opportunity in every difficulty. perhaps that is at the president was referring to when he talked about to feel good.
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>> ralph peters said that, he was absolutely right. we knew that they were likely to go to eastern ukraine and it's the same model that they used in georg. again, we are just now getting around to saying that we might start arming the ukrainian military. and it is sad, but we will all pay a price. lou: the president is talking about this nonlethal aid report, which is confounding. but so much of what he said the past week has been particularly confounding. do you see this administration is simply hapless? and do you see, let me just ask you this way.
with a hapless president, does that mean that we are a helpless people to . >> i d't think that they american people are helpless or hapless. but if you ask me to characterize the government, it is ineffectual. and isis has a strategy and a development today, like this plane from the air force base being taken down, the iranians were supposed to be our new allies, they understand that really we are an increasingly hapless nation. lou: i keep wanting to resist that we are a nation in this. but i'm not certain that we can differentiate between her leadership in our president and
this nation and the government. and if so, a very dangerous situation. >> we know that this differs with the president's strategy on iraq and also isis. and we worry exactly you do. lou: hillary clinton, who returns leadership. she has distanced herself and she is embracing this demonstration once again. >> she needs the left wing of the democratic party to get nominated. but it is increasingly clear with what real-orld events are showing. she also needs larger and broader credibility.
and you have to off her leadership not as a politician but as an american. lou: the president seems to have trouble discerning as to what his true reckoning is and what are the policies that he will sustain. ignoring laws, refusing to enforce them, making broad statements that often end up being marginally true or not true at all. what are we to do? >> i wish, and i was sitting here listening, i wish that i could disagree with you. but if anything, the seattle seahawks, it's probably not a
great analogy, but they are doing pretty well. and they should come and, and i apologize to them and their fans. but i would also say that on immigration, the fact that the president is talking about it is arguably unconstitutional and reckless and contrary to american interests. lou: and also further damage. the book is the russia and china axis. it's an important new book out next tuesday and you can reorder it. it comes with our highest recommendations. it is always great to have you here, doug. we will be ballyhooing the book. lou: a die. lou: a viralout a dog in
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and the president promised he will take action, as he said, very soon on immigration. but he didn't say whether it would be before the midterm elections although it is much speculated. he spoke today at the nato conference. >> dirk johnson and eric holder have provided me with some of the proposals and recommendations and i will be reviewing them and my expectation is that i will be considering what the next steps are. and we need immigration reform. lou: even top democrats are now opposed to him acting, as he put it. they don't want to see executive action on immigration. joining us is the senior fellow editor, has gone on.
>> he did promise to give executive amnesty by the end of the amount. and so the politics of this has gotten much more complicated. and it is getting a yellow light from democratic senators. lou: i think that they are screaming to stop because they are watching these polls and they see what is going to be the fate of the democratic party particularly inhe senate. >> stop for now. but the bait and switch that i think is being contemplated is holding off until the elections.
and then this whole issue will come up again. and speaker boehner says there's a possibility that congress could take this issue up next to her. a little bit softer, but he had to interject that nto the discussion ading into the midterms. and i think that this is one that should be a principled stands compared to one that looks at partisan politic. >> are these the same that led mitt romney to victory in 2012 to . >> well, they are determined to repeat the performance. but what is really at stake, a
we can't let our eye off the ball, it is what this country and the future of it is going to be it. in one crucial aspect is the rule of law and the other is, are we going to be a skilled population that is able to compete globally. what will happen with these amnesties is increasing, and social inequality in this country by privileging the most low skilled people from central and central america and mexico. and they are just not advancing. last night in the gubernatorial bid in california, jerry brown was touting the fact that he has the most redistribution in education spending in the country because he's trying so hard to close the gap between so-called english learners in the anglo population.
but it's not working. or having t it's not working. or having to spend more and more taxpayer dollars in the state trying to close up gap. lou: obama's approval rating in california is arguably the most and one of the most liberal states in the country that was plummeting and prospects obviously remain high for the democratic incumbents in that state and this is a change there. and so i guess the next question on immigration becomes, why in the world don't the republicans have the confidence of the principal to follow the lead of those of the last judiciary committee and theirncremental approach to immigration reform and tablishment of border security. why can't they grab hold on that sphere and move forward with
that. >> it is such a good question and i think that they're feeling, perhaps, is that demography is destiny an with the rising hispanic population, they feel that these approaches may not work for them. and that is going to be a big mistake and i think it will turn the country into a possibly irreversible direction. >> most americans want border security come hell or high water. and certainly soon. heather macdonald, we thank you for being with us. and a programming note, please join us tonight on the o'reilly factor. 8:00 p.m. eastern to talk about the efforts of fast food wages. we talked about the economic impact and we even argue a little bit about it.
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loudon. congratulations on your book. >> thank you. lou: and you take on the idea that the democratic party is the party of women and women's issues. and republicans are something else. why is that? >> we have been told repeatedly that the feminist speak for women. interestingly, there are only about 20% of women consider themselves feminists. and about 90% of working women, according to forbes, they say that they would really like the option to stay home but staying home has always been a goal of theirs, being able to stay at home with their families. and so also, when is the last time that you heard 90% of women agree on anything. but 90% of them want to be home. so we have been sold a pretty big pack of lies. and they want to have that
option. lou: what about reproductive rights? what about all of those issues that republics come down on the wrong side of? they want to have a choice and choice is important to women just as it is for men. how do you handle that two. >> in the book, we talk about how choice really is freedom, which is really money. if you put those things together, they are hard to distinguish. so it's a lot more important in terms of economic freedom and job security and national security. much more than free feminine hygiene products, which is what the left may think is on the most important list for women. lou: what will the gop have to do to make sense and compel women for women who effective
elected barack obama esident of the united states? >> the president's going to have to come up with strong leadership. the gop will have to come up with strong leadership to restore the freedoms and ma it so that if they want to, they can survive on one income again, like we did before all of the empowerment happening. lou: the idea that the republican party can be the party of women. but what about the issues? what was it, the dnc chairwoman was talking about? she had to apologize. but the rhetoric was inflammatory. >> they backed down every time that the democrats get up in their face. but in things like job security and national security, open borders undermine both of those things and that is something
that really matters for national security. just today here we are on national civil rights day and what do they decide to do? they sign signed a deal with mexico saying that we are going to protect mexican workers. and this is what is really on the minds and hearts of american women right now. lou: thank you and congratulations on the book. we recommend it highly. on sale online at bookstores everywhere and david said, i predict oba will end up with the lowest approval rating of any president since world war ii. we will take note. and dave says elitist irs revelations. they are not merely corrupt but a criminal enterprise. thank you. coming up at the top the hour, stick around for neil
neil: welcome, everyone. do you know why the president's poll numbers are low? beuse he talks too long and he goes on and on. i don't mean to disparage him. i'm just telling you that he can solve a lot of his own problems if he just truncated it. the proof came that today at a press report out in europe, addressing the timeline of nato's reaction to isis. start your watch is right now. >> let me start with the general point. there was unanimity over the