In a discussion on America’s Newsroom this morning, Martha MacCallum hosted Republican K.T. McFarland to help discuss the “heartbreaking” news about the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller. But while appealing photos of Mueller rolled on the screen, the only aspect of Mueller’s life or death that seemed to be of interest was how she could be used against President Obama. Or, as MacCallum put it, the “larger ramifications in terms of where this is heading.”
Calling the administration’s actions “wrong,” McFarland announced that gruesome executions are “going to continue” under Obama.
MCFARLAND: Every week, we’re gonna have another incident like that. Every month we’re gonna see women, children, taken hostage, crucified. How much of this do we stand before we finally get off our knees and respond?
MacCallum egged McFarland on for more anti-Obama talk. “And you think about the comment by the leader of Egypt and how powerful it would be if President Obama would stand side-by-side with the leader of Egypt and say, ‘We together call on all of you, moderate Islam, because no one is suffering more than Muslims in their home country, in larger numbers.”
Then MacCallum specifically used Mueller against Obama.
MACCALLUM: It also strikes me - at the bottom of the White House statement today, which is very sympathetic and very laudatory to Kayla. At the bottom of it, though, it says, “On this day, we take comfort in the fact that the future belongs not to those who destroy but rather to the irrepressible force of human goodness that Kayla forever shall represent.” But that leaves an open question, does it not?
McFarland called those “empty words unless you’re going to reinforce them.” She sneered that the administration has said it will use diplomacy to stop this. “Guess what?" McFarland added, "Negotiating without leverage, that’s not negotiating, that’s begging.” She complained about Obama saying, “The long arc of history is going to prove us right.”
MCFARLAND: There are a lot of people who are going to die while you’re waiting for the long arc of history to prove you’re right. And, if you’re wrong? Then we’re in bigger trouble than we even are today.
…Let me tell you about the long arc of history... If they think that somehow this is all going to disappear, that human nature is going to change, think again. How are we going to feel if there are nuclear weapons introduced to the Middle East and in the hands of these people who are happily, cheerfully burning alive soldiers who are happily, cheerfully killing children and women. That’s a really bad world.
Apparently, showing photos of Mueller was all the tribute MacCallum was interested in.
Watch it below, from today's America's Newsroom.