Published March 27, 2007
This is a partial transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," March 26, 2007, that has been edited for clarity.
SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: As we continue on "Hannity & Colmes," Hollywood golden boy Sean Penn is at it again, using his position of celebrity to spout off against the war on Iraq and his favorite nemesis, President Bush. Now, Penn was joined at a town hall meeting in Oakland this Saturday by California Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and he offered up the following gem.
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SEAN PENN, ACTOR-ACTIVIST: We cower as you point your fingers telling us to support our troops while you and the smarmy pundits in your pocket, those who bathe in the moisture of your soiled and blood-soaked underwear, can take that noise and shove it.
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HANNITY: Of course, angry Penn, neither he nor Lee offered up any specifics on how they would act to end the conflict in Iraq or deal with the war on terrorism. We continue now with former Clinton adviser Dick Morris.
We lost your satellite, Dick, so we got you on hopefully a better line here?
DICK MORRIS, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTER: OK, it's a hard line, yes. You know, I enjoy doing your radio show here, Sean.
HANNITY: That's all right. It gives me more camera time, Dick.
MORRIS: What Penn misses is this is an all-volunteer Army.
HANNITY: What's that?
MORRIS: What Penn misses is this is an all-volunteer Army, and these crocodile tears for the troops that are there, they're there because they want to be there, they're there because they enlisted to protect and defend this country. And it's outrageous that he makes the comments that he's making.
But let's remember that this guy not only is against the war; he's pro-Saddam Hussein.
HANNITY: All right, but let me go to one point.
MORRIS: This is the same guy that went to Baghdad when Saddam was in power, and urged the war not to be brought, and basically praised the Saddam administration.
HANNITY: Listen, I got a tape of him, and I often play it on my radio show. He is the single most ignorant human being that I've ever heard speaking about international affairs in any capacity. And, by the way, Sean Penn, come on the show. Call us all the names you want.
MORRIS: This guy basically endorsed the modern-day equivalent of Adolf Hitler.
HANNITY: Well, I agree with you. Now, but I want to move on. What does this mean at this — for example, the fundraiser of Hillary. Barbara Streisand is there. You've got Sean Penn. You've got this hard left.
If you're making ads in this coming election season, what ads would you make to tie the Democrats to all these extremists that they, you know, pony up to, to get all this money from?
MORRIS: I think that people don't like to see the Clintons or anybody with this crowd, not only because of their ideology, but because of their lifestyles and their values, social populist coil and horror at Hollywood. That's why, when I worked for Clinton, I told him to go to the Rocky Mountains for vacation, not Martha's Vineyard, where he'd be photographed with stars. And I think that that's what's happening here.
But, Sean, I just listened to that wonderful interview you had with Laura Ingraham about Iran. If I could just put my two cents in on this, there is something very specific the United States should do in this crisis. And that, Mr. Colmes, will surprise you is to pass the Democratic bill that has been introduced by Tom Lantos in the House and Chris Dodd in the Senate and backed, by the way, by Duncan Hunter, a Republican running for president, who's crossed party lines to back it.
What this bill does is, when Clinton was president, Congress passed the D'Amato bill that said that you have to punish foreign companies that help Iran develop its energy resources. And Europe raised Cain about it, and they said this is extraterritorial sanctions. And the U.S. said, well, we're just saying that you can't be a U.S. defense contractor, you can't get export-import bank credits, you can't underwrite a bond issue in the U.S. if you are a foreign company helping Iran drill for oil. And Clinton signed it, but Sandy Berger pushed hard for an exemption to permit the president to waive its application on national security...
ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: All right, Dick, we only have a moment let. I got to get in a question here. Dick, we're just out of time. Let me ask you one question. Dick, I've got to ask you a question.
MORRIS: ... these Democrats are proposing a bill to ban that waiver and to force the Bush administration to abide by these sanctions.
COLMES: Dick, I don't know if you can hear me or not.
MORRIS: And this good bill is a Democratic bill, and it's what we should be passing right now.
COLMES: You mentioned, Dick, Dubai in the last segment. Dubai — you know, Halliburton, which was Dick Cheney's company, which got a no-bid contract for Iraq...
MORRIS: Just moved to Dubai. That's outrageous.
COLMES: Moved its headquarters to Dubai. You don't want to bring that up, but you want to tie this to...
MORRIS: No, I do. I hate Halliburton for doing it. It's irresponsible; it's outrageous. Anybody that's legitimizes this country...
HANNITY: All right. Next time, we get to see your charming...
MORRIS: ... a lot to answer for, led by Bill Clinton getting $10 million bucks a year.
HANNITY: Next time, Dick, we get to see your charming face. Appreciate you being with us.
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