Jay and Mona both thought of Saigon this week as the monsters took Mosul and Tikrit and set their sights on Baghdad. It’s a moment of shame for the country, they agree, but the frightening and surreal aspect of the story is the total inability of President Obama to learn from his mistakes. Carter, for all his many faults, could be swayed by reality. Obama seems immune to it.
As grim as the news is this week, the always spirited and insightful Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post cheers up the Need to Know hosts by helping to analyze Eric Cantor’s loss – and defending his reputation. We close with a few smiles about Hillary Clinton’s many stumbles.
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