Movie Review: Newt Gingrich’s America At Risk

In Washington D.C. on Sept. 12 I attended the star studded premiere of the new film America at Risk: The War With No Name, featuring Newt and Callista Gingrich and a dozen well respected experts on the subject of the War on Terror. The event was held at the Newseum, a block or so from the National Mall.

America At Risk clearly reveals the dangers that radical Islam still presents to American security and safety. We are still at war with radical Islam and it is a war we are at best treading water on and at worst actually losing. The biggest problem, according to the film, is our current president. Obama refuses even to recognize that we are at war and is constantly undermining our past efforts and leaving us open for future attack.

In fact, the movie makes a strong case that the U.S.A. doesn’t even have a serious global strategy to fight radical Islam and that the only reason we haven’t had a new major attack is because we’ve been lucky more than we’ve been good at preventing them. The film says that it isn’t a matter of “if” we get hit again, but when.

Newt and Callista were the hosts of the premiere that featured comments from such experts on radical Islam and terrorism as Andy McCarthy, John Bolton, Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, Frank Gaffney and Steve Emerson among several others. Also featured was Debra Burlingame whose brother Charles “Chic” Burlingame was the pilot of flight 77, the plane that terrorists forced to crash into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Burlingame is Co-Founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America and a director on the board of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Foundation at the World Trade Center. She is a co-founder, along with Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol, of Keep America Safe, a public advocacy group focused on national security. Her grief was palpable on screen and her passion to warn America that this 9/11 was not just a quirk was thick with truth.

The movie revealed chilling film of radical Islamists saying to their own followers in their own languages that they intend to destroy us all while at the same time pretending to be “reasonable” when they speak to the west in English. These taqiyah liars, these two-faced monsters smile at us and offer a hand in friendship as they hold a club in their other hand hidden behind their back.

The danger of Shariah is specifically discussed. While Obama sits idly by insisting that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism and oppression, Islamists are pushing shariah laws on every western nation they can push it upon, including here in the U.S. (Check out Bill Gertz’s article on Shariah today in the Washington Times)

The movie is well worth your time, so if you have a chance to see it at some event or another, do take the time to see it. In fact, I highly recommend you go to the site and buy a DVD copy and share it with your friends.

After the movie I got a chance to meet Newt and Callista Gingrich, and others such as former CIA Director James Woolsey. I had a nice little conversation with Newt. I also met and talked to Dr. Walid Pahres, famed for his expertise on radical Islam.

Me and Newt Gingrich

Me and Dr. Walid Phares

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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