tonight on fbn. hello, everyone. i'man hello, everyone. i'm andrea tantaros, along with kimberly, bob, greg, and eric. it's 5:00 in new york city. and this is "the five." well, president obama was el thing americans one thing about our mission in afghanistan and telling his aides another behind closed doors in 2010. that from the former secretary of defense and his administration, who just did an interview with our own sean h hannity last night. >> he was saying, as late as
2010, we're moving ahead, doing a good job, accomplishing what we let out to do. i think behind the scenes, he was worried that it wasn't working in large groups as well as face to face. >> not only was the president unsure about his decision to send 30 thoushs troops into harm's way, robert gates told his suspicion about the military leaders running the war. >> i always had the feeling that he was suspicious of their motives. and second, time spent with them was an obligation rather than something he enjoyed. >> unfortunately, the jaw-droppers don't stop there. what do you think about this admission that president obama is telling the public everything is going great, we're doing a good job, getting results, and behind closed doors, he has this apprehension. he doesn't want to be there. i can see why he wouldn't want
to slam the mission with men and women in harm's way. if he was so against it, why didn't he pull them out? >> i'm not sure. he added 30,000 more troops. bob gates says he wasn't sure of the mission and he didn't trust the leaders. president obama wasn't sure that the leaders were carrying out the mission properly. he was completely insecure in some of the things that -- the shots he was calling. you're going to tell me at the if you're on the front line right now, forget then, right now. you're wondering if this commander in chief is convinced he's doing the right thing. whether these people on the front line are, in fact, representing the united states of america. if i'm a parent of a kid over there right now, i'm going, wow, define this mission, get in get out and before you do fig else, you better be sure about the next move. >> that's ridiculous. >> which part? >> all of it. >> why?
>> who sends in troops in a mission like that and doesn't have second thoughts about it? doesn't think about it every day? wonder if it was the right decision to make. i bet you george bush did too. this is gates saying he had this feeling about obama and the chiefs. a feeling doesn't sell me on anything. dpl you really think george bush wasn't sure about his mission? >> i think every day he asked himself if he did the right thing. >> everyone does that. you don't stand in front of the secretary of defense and -- was she secretary of state at the time, hillary clinton? >> she was. >> and say i'm not sure about this. >> he said he had concerns about it. >> bob, he did run on afghanistan being the good war. that was part of his whole strategy. he went after george bush for iraq and argued that we should be in afghanistan. is this so explosive, greg? president obama was never the
pro-war guy. i'm just wondering why do it at all? why continue with a war if you're not swres interested in war? >> a lot of it has to do with the fact that people don't trust you. president obama was suspicious of the military. it's a two-way street obama has viewed american power as a flaw, not a benefit. it's like putting peta in charge of mcdonald's. bob, you're going to get angry about this. when your president had a friend who planned to bomb a military officer's dance at ft. dix, you sure as hell can't trust him. gates was kept as a chaperone for the most awkward blind date ever. between president obama and our troops. >> who are you talking about? >> bill ayers.
>> he was -- >> how do you trust somebody that believes in that? >> you shouldn't. birds of a feather flock together. >> i have never heard that. >> with who you associate yourself with. who do you agree with. who are you like-minded with. the military would do well at that point to distrust him. he had distrust of anybody at the command level or not? >> didn't he ask gates to stay on. >> you're making a very -- you're making a very important point. not only did he ask gates to stay on. remember when president obama said he was going to close gitmo? he was going to change the way we fight the war on terror. >> i wish he had. >> he got in office and realized, hey, he can't change it. he better keep the infrastructure that george bush put into place or we'll open ourselves up to huge risks. >> necessity, right?
>> the president would prefer to spend his time remaking the domestic agenda. the military is like a chore you would have to do where you would rather play football or watch football. i agree with bob, it's okay to worry about these missions. it's when the worry hinders your ability to articulate goals of galvanize troops. he can rally students. he can't rally soldiers. >> he asked gates to stay on. gates said there were unfom fortable moments in the situation room when obama's team began to mock his predecessor. >> h admiral mull and i used to joke, particularly in the first months of the obama administration, every meeting, everyone would trash the bush administration. the bush team, what a bunch of bums the bush team were and we're sitting there thinking,
are we invisible? we were integral members of the team. >> the administration continued with a lot of president bush's procedures and protocols. >> they did. and i'm sorry they did. but that's one voice. this was inexcusable to dump on bush in front of those two. somebody had a lack of judgment on that. >> what about arrogance? >> you could call it that. but just as matter of course, you don't have two people in the room that are an integral part of the last team and dump on them. it's insulting. >> no class. >> i'll take gates at his word that that is what happened. i don't know any president that likes war. who likes war? >> maybe needing war as a necessity to get things done instead of just sitting back and, oh, i don't know, letting the terrorists rule the world. should gates have spoken up, eric? he's out here, he puts out this
book, but as i understand it, he never stopped and spoke up and said, you know what, i don't want this. as he offered his resignation, the president asked him to stay. i see a lot of in-fighting. i read the book and don't see a lot of goals or strategy that he laid out on how to win? >> you mean gates himself? >> yeah. >> the guy was like a -- look, he was secretary of defense. the top defender of the country, right? he -- acted the way he would probably want everyone up and down the chain of command to act. you don't question the superior. you don't call him out. you wait until you're done. my question is the timing of it. could he have waited a little bit longer until president obama was out of office? >> following that logic, like somebody in the military today, while the war is going on, a general saying this was a lousy idea and i can't stand this other guy. it doesn't make sense. why gates did this now makes no
sense to me. >> to that point, there might not be people in the government saying that, but people in the media, greg, we talked about this yesterday. talking about war, specifically a writer at is alon.com going after the move i have "loan survivor." the lone survivor himself was on the kelly fils. >> i sat and thought about pro war for awhile. is that a real term? there is nothing glorious about war. there is not. nothing glorious about holding your friends in your arms and watching them die. nothing glorious about having to leave your home for six to eight months wile your family is back here and you're away. the bottom line is there's bad people everywhere. every now and again, we have to step to them to make sure that we preserve our way of life. and, it -- it's people like -- my teammates and i that have to do that. and the men and women in the
military. there is nothing glorious about it. nothing pro-war. nobody wants war. >> what do you think? >> well, you know, no one -- no one goes to see a movie like "lone survivor" and saying hooray for war. it's like going to see "the tie t -- titanic" and says, yeah, is bergs. >> the left, there's some liberal bloggers calling it pro-war propaganda. it's insulting. marcus latrell points out, you do your job. they don't want to be there. they have a patriotic duty. they're fulfilling the duty. it's insulting to say that this stuff is pro-war propaganda. >> this is what we said last night. was that because you missed me so much that you had to fill me?
>> we didn't talk about this yesterday. kim bberly kimberly, a senate intelligence report was issued. one, they said that al qaeda was involved if the benghazi attacks. two, they said they were preveptable, based on the warning science that the administration didn't heed. and three, the failure that president obama has yet to bring the attackers to justice. i think it's a big deal. >> it's a damning report. even the doubters at the table see that these are the facts, the evidence, that it was a.q. related and involved. and there was an abject failure of leadership by the state department. it's a problem for 2014. >> i was the first one at the called it a terrorist act. >> you didn't tie it to al
qaeda. >> i don't tie it to al qaeda. it's like buying a mcdonald's some place. it's generic. they call it al qaeda. it's a generic term. >> al qaeda is not al qaeda of years ago. >> one of the parts of the report that is really interesting. they point to a lack of concern post attack. that is the direct consequence of the video lie by pushing the video, you changed it from capture to condemnation. >> who leaked the video? >> who pushed the video? >> it's a new york times piece, where everything is refuting now. just about everything they put out on the piece is completely different. >> a bunch of politicians that were trying to cover their
asses. >> the new york times covers the asses of the democrats. >> who on the committee is going to say anything but damning al qaeda. they don't want to get on the side of -- >> general ham. at the heart beat of all this when it was happening live is the one offing the here. i would take his word more than somebody that is a writer at the new york times. >> and we have said all these things here. we have a lot more for you ahead on "the five." >> next, a new manifesto makes its way outside gitmo. should the media be publishing the propaganda from ksm? that's next.
from again. ka lehalid shaikh mohammed has able to get this out from gitmo. he's saying muslims shouldn't use violence to move islam. that is bull according to andrew mccarthy. he's warning what happens when messages from terrorists like this one get out. >> this is a guy who is getting his messages out, his propaganda out. we had the guy i prosecuted, the blind sheikh. bin laden credited him with issues the fatwa from his prison cell. another terrorist plotted the 1993 world trade center attack from his prison cell in attica. and we had the 1993 world trade center bombers corresponding
with jihadists in madrid. don't start telling me how competent these guys are two are watching what goes out of thiz institutions. >> he's right. things can be sent out. words of warning to heed? >> yeah, so here's the deal. this is a 30-page document. this is 1 of 3. part one, he deals with his religious beliefs. why muslim people should invite people to islam. i'm thinking 747s into buildings is not invitational. part two, he talks about where the war on trough was self-defense. and part three, whether there should be a war on terror, the united states fighting with them. very dangerous. i lost friends in those buildings. this guy should be locked up, key thrown away, no information coming in or out. he should be in seclusion. not able to talk to other
prisoners, let alone writing these things. >> you get out of gitmo, you go over to yemen, the star wars bar scene, recruit more jihadists. there you go. >> he just got a job as the columnist at "the new york times." it's no surprise. i have a great idea though. our government should start creating and leaking fake manifestos. they should have got ahead of this and released a ksm manifesto in h which he comes out as gay and says all terrorists should stop being homophobes and that their religion was a big waste of time. if this can go out, why can't we come up with our own? there's no way to not prove it the. >> why don't you start one? >> i did. rule of thumb, normal people
never, ever write manifestos. >> you told me before the show started, it's a matter of public record. who are we kidding? jt it should be met with who cares? why report on manifesto, it just encourages more crack pots. >> awareness to get it banned. >> do we need to it be part of this trial? does anyone question whether or not he was the master mind? >> why is the media, like the huffington post and others, publishing it in its entirety. that's not exactly responsible. >> it's the best columnist though. is there they probably see eye the eye on some things. they publish the entire thing. they could publish quotes. they didn't have to do this man this service of publishing it. i don't like that we do him the service of pushing out all of his man.
we censor his mail. my hunch is this administration didn't want to appear like they were censoring him. >> can i get back to the point here. it was a matter of public record. i mean, it's not something they did. it was matter of public record. it was a court filing. why in the world can you argue with at the and blame the obama administration with it? blame the guys at gitmo who are not doing a good job. >> when he writes the letter and puts it in the post office box, it gets censored at gitmo. why does he get to have a stamp and send these out? >> it's probably not a good idea if it is not a matter of public record and part of a legal
brief. >> so leave it out of the court case. leave his manifesto out. >> tell that to the generals at gitmo. >> i want to play this. debra burlingame. >> this is a very smart guy and what he's doing is he is communicating with his fellow jihadis all over the world. this is a gold mine of propaganda coming from the rock star of 9/11 right out from his jail cell. that's how stupid the infidels are in letting this get out. and his attorneys, i have to say, shame on you major derek pote rks t, a marine. an active duty marine. you're a disgrace to your uniform for participating. >> who is that woman? >> debra burlingame. want to answer him. duck dynasty is back. we have a sneak peek of season
♪ all right. according to something called the index of economic freedom, after seven years of decline, seven, america has dropped out of the top ten most economically free countries. we're now the dumb kid in class, the fat stoned lazy, gum-smacki gum-smacking turd who spends more time smoking than thinking. other countries are moving up. the most improved are like estonia, lithuania, and the
czech republic. it's no secret why. they're running from something. their past. having endure ed communist hell. it reminds me of the scene from the poseidon adventure. the heroes are seeking escape ooze another group goes in the wrong direction and cross-examine. we're the group going where they have been. the president took the job to manage this decline as way to usher in the always elusive you tau -- utopian dream. for them, progress requires doom because after all, their better way is just off in the distance. you might see it if you look back ward and squint. it's where the bodies are stacked high. bob, i love the sigh after my monologues. >> that was just absolutely
ridiculous. first of all, you're citing a right wing think tank. of all people, the heritage foundation. of all people to be citing as a source who is in the back pocket of the republican party. >> do you think that sun realistic? hong kong number one. singapore. >> hong kong is thought of as a commu communist country. >> what is the saying about the blind squirrel? just kidding. um, i do trust this poll. i believe this poll. you know, the countries that you mentioned, also the thing that separates them from us is they know their history and they study it and they study ours and what we're doing here. it was also not too long ago they were suffering at the hands of socialism and communism.
we don't teach history. most people don't know why we left ingland. why some guy in boston got his head blown off because he tries to secretly raise the tax on tea. most people don't know that. we have all these lawmakers doing whatever they want. if we don't know why we got here, why we fugt and died, how are we going the fight for it? >> a good point. eric, the gallup poll, 21% of americans, the largest number identified government as the biggest problem facing the nation. turns out they're right. >> can i stay on the heritage thing. bob, they took taxes and regulation, they said, where it is most friendly and least friendly to do business on the globe. when president obama took office in 2009, we were number six. we have slid ever year, now
we're number 12. >> that's according to them. >> to you remember what president obama said just before he was elected. he said, if you want to do business in america, as a coal-fired power plant, we will necessarily bankrupt you. that is about as anti-business -- >> anti-american. >> he put balls in the epa and making it an unfreendly environment. >> he said that? >> it's not anti-business. it's anti-american. you're going to try to kill business in the u.s. to further your goals and green agenda? that's shameful. now the poll numbers reflect the growing dissatisfaction that americans feel about the direction this country is going in. overregulated.
overtaxed. it's all government overreach. we're not getting more for our money. the economy is suffering. free market is being crippled and being given pair of cement boots. >> let's assume this right-wing operation is right. 1 in 5 americans think government is the problem. 21%. about two points less than the republicans in the country. which i think that they're at the lowest ever. some republicans didn't list the government as a problem. >> that's a good point, bob. >> thank you. >> i want to throw to this s.o.t. of president obama. show you how concerned he is. go ahead. [ whistling ] >> was that guns and roses patience? >> i think it was. i don't like whistling. it has nothing to do with
president obama. why do you whistle? >> nerves. >> to let people know you're in a room. like if you're -- >> or you're looking at women. >> you're walking down an alley, you want people to know you're there. it's a safety mechanism. they're telling me to shut up with my theories. coming up, apparently, howard stern is not the only one watching "the five." jon stewart watches as well. we'll tell you about what he did. directly ahead, "duck dynasty" and "american idol" are back tonight. can you call them a family? i don't know. season 13, a shakeup with the "idol" crew. >> i love it. j. lo's back. ♪ ;ñ;ñ;ñ
♪ i like the way you do that right there ♪ welcome back, everybody. big night on tv tonight. a couple of highly anticipated season premieres. lucky season 13 of "american idol" kicks off, j. lo, keith urban, and harry connick jr. and "duck dynasty" season five. tonight, willie and korie welcome rebecca robinson. here's a clip. >> rebecca's been in the wrong l.a. los angeles. >> well, it's changed a lot. >> what is phew? >> we got gnaw fwas station with a drive through. john luke. and hopefully, that hasn't changed her too much. you figured out everything about
fashion. he's fine. apparently, it taught her to travel home with five bags for a two-day visit. use your legs, son. use your legs. >> your thoughts? >> i love them. they're fun. they're great people. we have been lucky enough to have them here. i'm excited to watch it tonight. >> who is that babe? >> stop it. it's their daughter. >> say something normal, bob. >> if we break our old record tonight, i'm sending the whole "five" a gift. >> that's from willie robertson. >> i don't watch the show. i love willie. i met him. i just haven't watched the show. >> i think you could do it. >> i love reality television. bravo, top chef, the real housewives.
i love "the bachelor." i just haven't gotten my remote to the "duck dynasty." >> they have good food on there, minus the belieaver there on th kitchen sink. the teeth. >> greg, you can follow that one. >> i don't watch it. i'm interested on the effect on the entertainment industry that they have. because they eschew a lot of the typical bull crap that is on a lot of other shows. it's no longer a novelty. it reflects values. i like the beards. i think they're great. they're not ironic. the kinds you see on waiters in brooklyn. >> or jay carney. >> or dates at the golden globe. check out returning "american idol" judge, j. lo. she gave jay leno a preview. >> you left. what made you come back? >> i love the show. it wasn't an easy thing for me
to come back with everything going on right now. i have a lot on my schedule and with the kids. i was like, oh, i don't know if i can take this on. to be honest, i just love it. >> you're with keith urban and harry connick. >> they're amazing. you know keith. you're going to love harry. it's great the three points of view you get from me and the two of them. >> and plus he won't be stealing your clothes like steven tyler. >> right. >> you're going to be watching? >> yeah, now, for sure. she's a good-looking woman. and she's puerto rican? >> correct. sister from another mother. >> harry connick jr. a fan? >> i like him. i hate "american idol" just because no one has told you you can't sing doesn't mean you can sing. your friends should tell you that you can't sing. if no one's told you that you can't sing, you don't have
friends. >> then we won't have funny clips. remember she bangs, she bangs. >> in the auditions. >> i predict great ratings for this. they have awesome chemistry. three winners, fun, cool people. i'm in. >> i do catch the beginning. and i catch the end. i like "america's got talent" and "the voice." i have to dime greg out. he sings every day at ten minutes before 6:00. he sings and he didn't know. he goes, ♪ hmm, what am i going the eat today ♪ >> you dumped on "american idol." who signs your paycheck? >> i don't care. >> people don't know this. andrea can sing. >> no, no, i'm a dancer. i competed for 12 years. i don't sing. >> controversial new show takes you inside the world of extreme youth football. some parents and the nfl are
♪ ♪ and a message coming from my eye that says leave it alone ♪ why don't they take those christmas lights down. welcome back. how extreme is too extreme when it comes to pushing and motivating our kids. a troefrt new show called "friday night takes to" is pushing the boundary. the series takes us inside the texas youth football league. players are between the ages of 4 and 13. >> you can do this. >> but it's hard. >> i know it's hard. it's going to make you stronger. if you quit, you're not going to get stronger the zbrp you stopped! you stopped right here! don't stop! i don't care how much pain you're in, you don't quit! >> let's go, colby. [ child crying ] >> hurry up, let's go, let's go!
i don't know who that red neck is who is doing the coaching there, he ought to be put in jail. >> i don't have a problem with it. >> what? 4-year-old kids treated like this? only in texas can something like that happen. >> i know, people are going to say, would you want your kid treated that way? yeah, i do. they're not hurting them. >> that's emotionally abusive. >> do you want success or wussies? the best football in the country comes out of texas and florida. i bet florida has something like this. >> they recruit from all over the country. everybody who plays for texas, one of the schools there is not from texas. >> then fine, if they're doing it in iowa, i think it's fine. don't hit the kid. motivate it. >> that is way out of line. if i saw that, i would knock him out. >> were you on me about the word
red neck? i'm sorry. >> i do think this is a little harsh. but the parents have their kids playing football. a lot of them love it. what is the message? don't quit. a lot of terrific messages in football. i know they're serious about it in h texas. but football is a tough sport. you have played it. nick saban does no go, excuse me, everybody, if you could score the next quarter, that would be great. that would be amazing. football is tough. it's a team sport. wonderful, wonderful things come out of football. but there seems to be a war on football. >> nick saban does this with 20-year-olds. this is 4-year-olds. >> look how good they are. look at the video. >> it's a little harsh, okay. but they're not dying. >> you know, i think it's disgraceful. they should be enrolled in schools for male modeling. it's far more tasteful. look. here's the thing. you have to consider the alternatives. last week, a tape floating around of a 2-year-old kid in
diapers sitting amongst gang leaders while a 16-year-old mother was sitting in the other room. i like when kids have parents and parents have an interest if in their kids' lives. this may look rough. this may be out of context. you're showing the worst parts. not the joy or pleasure. i hate these shows. put it it on texas, bob? the freak in ohio that killed all those people. that was in cincinnati. the guy that aborted all the kids that were alive is in philadelphia. >> i lived in texas. i know they're addicted to friday night football. youth football. >> i would rather will addicted to football than heroin. >> addicted at the age of 4 being yelled at by that mother. >> you have never been yelled at by a football coach? >> yes, but i was older. >> i would have been a serial killer if i was treated like
that. >> and people are outraged at little jonbenet beauty pageants. >> it's better for the kids to be unattended in the apartments. >> i think it's great that the kids are in sports, the parents are involved. to a certain level. >> i hope the nfl does something about this. "one more thing" is up next. >> thank you, bob. >> you're welcome.
it's up for a ton of awards on the grammys. they settled. the family of marvin gaye is suing robinicke personally. they got cash. so the case was dismissed against sony >> that's a lot of of money. >> howard stern said "the five" was his favorite television show. last nigh, apparently he has company. both jon stewart and stephen colbert, the colbert report, used "the five" as part of their mon logs, as part of the -- a couple of their blocks. we want to welcome jon stewart, stephen colbert to "the five band wagon. anyone else want to join on? plenty of room for you, too. >> absolutely. >> there will be a response. >> they talk about us a lot. uh -- all right. greg? >> speaking of, yesterday, on
"the daily show." dana isn't here. i think i'll do a monologue tomorrow. she's on jury duty. samantha b., an amazing performer on "the daily show" did an unbelievable interpretation of "the five." let's show a little piece. there you go. >> a slice. >> in 2011, fox news premiered a novel new show, "the five." it was a panel show at 5:00 with five pundits whose opinions ranged from wall street conservative to 50-year-old frat boy conservative to george w. bush conservative to conservative to fox liberal. >> so basically, he's addressing or political ideology as if "the daily show" is a shing example of diversity. you have to stick around for tomorrow. i thought it was amazing.
>> it was hilarious. >> probably the funniest thing i have seen. >> i think she ripd her heart out. >> robert? >> this day in history, 40 years ago on this day, happy days premiered on television and brought us the fonz. look at this. ♪ ♪ happy days >> the amazing thing about this, they did this whole show with one camera. amazing. >> that's true? wow. >> i love that show. "the love boat" was a nice show, too. >> and "three's company." this is a sweet story. the bond of sister. a colorado biathlete has given up her spot on the on impic team
so her twin sister can go instead. tracy qualified ahead of her sister over the weekend. the team said lanni was sick and only able to compete in bun of the final four races in italy. in honor of our friendship, and sacrifice, i declined my spot on the team for my sister. i love this story. >> is she is better athlete of the two? >> bob, are you going to sochi? >> i would gotten there unless it was the last place on earth. well, maybe. >> don't forget to set your dvrs so you never miss an episode. we'll see you right back here tomorrow. "special report" up next. it's thursday, january 16th. gunfire in a grocery store. shoppers ducking for cover as a shooter staux store aisles, killing two women.
police arriving at the suspect points a gun at another person. it's hard to forget, then secretary of state hillary clinton testifying about the attack on benghazi. >> was it because of a pro test or guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill americans. what difference at this point does it make? >> today, new evidence that makes a big difference. a report the state department could have prevented the deaths of four americans. and a home run celebration could force one little leaguer to lose a lot. his own coach, suing him for more than $500,000. wait until you hear why. "fox & friends first" starts right now. ♪ you don't know but you won't ♪ if you could only see the way
she loves me maybe you would understand ♪ good morning, you're watching "fox & friends first" on this thursday morning. i'm heather childers.-we are gox news lart. >> a shooting at an indiana grocery store. it happened around 10:00 p.m. eastern time inside martin supermarket in elkhart. a gunman in his 20's walked into the store and shot a customer. he then walked about 12 will aisles down and shot a worker. when police arrived the man was pointing a gun at another employee. he pointed the gun at the officers who shot and killed him. we still don't know if the suspect knew his victims. >> a new mexico school that was the scene of a violent shooting. 911 calls from inside the school have just been released. a school employee called for help as she covered the