President Obama’s commencement address to the graduating cadets at West Point on Monday ignited heated arguments not only across the country, but particularly between Bob Beckel and his four sidekicks on Fox News’ ‘The Five.’
At one point, the stalwart Democrat accused Kimberly Guilfoyle of treasonous speech and her colleagues of maltreatment of the Chief Executive.
The pressure began to build when host Eric Bolling described Obama’s attempt to redefine his foreign policy as “bizarre, telling men and women who have offered their lives in service to our country that the military is just not that important…and that American exceptionalism is that prisoners at Gitmo get treated properly.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle stirred the cauldron when she asked why Obama would deemphasize the military’s value at a West Point graduating ceremony. “Here you have the international community watching…and it was such a disappointing and confusing message,” to them and the officers.
Guilfoyle heightened the tension. “This is the problem,” she said. “I just don’t think he understands––honestly––I really don’t think he has a grasp on what it means to have a cohesive, coherent foreign policy or how to combat the war on terror. We cannot go around to our enemies, ‘Let me hug you and then let me drone you.’”
At this point Beckel exploded, “That’s treasonous, what you just said!” to which Guilfoyle answered, “No, it actually is accurate!”
Beckel retorted, “It is not accurate! The way you guys treat the President of the United States is abysmal and disgusting!”
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