Radio, Jan. 14: Talk of victory isn't PC

Update after the show: Hilmar von Campe, tonight's leadoff guest, will sign his book "How Was It Possible?: Story of a Hitler Youth," Thursday at 730pm at the Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax. Click here for bio & book details. Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver and now also on 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs To listen online from anywhere, click -------------------------------------------------------------------------The President rightly insists failure in Iraq is not an option. Yet "we're losing and can't win" has become a mantra on the left, voiced with smug satisfaction. Former Sen. Gary Hart lectured Dan Caplis on the air the other day to stop talking about victory, stop it! Sorry to violate your PC speech code, Senator. Guess we didn't get the memo.

** I'll probe the issue on Sunday evening with Colorado's two new congressmen, Republican Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs and Democrat Ed Perlmutter of Lakewood. Killing embryos for research, socializing medicine even more, and tracking Pelosi's power trip will be other topics for that segment.

** "Why not victory?" will be my question as well to Richard Allen, national security adviser to President Reagan, and to Diane Carman, liberal columnist of the Denver Post. We'll also get Carman's view on new governor Bill Ritter, Colorado's own "man from hope," and on the Dems' convention coming here next year.

** Our wise elder for the Jan. 14 show is Hilmar von Campe, a onetime Hitler Youth and Panzer crewman who fled to freedom and made a new life here in Colorado. His new book "How Was It Possible?" draws a connection from Nazism and Communism to the Islamofascism of today, showing how a potentially fatal apathy has infected our response to all three. Don't miss my interview with this truth-teller.

"Backbone Radio with John Andrews" is a lively finish for your weekend -- and a head start on next week's news. We are your window on the future for America after liberalism, your voice for America without apologies. Matt Dunn and Joshua Sharf are my mike partners this Sunday. Here's my personal invitation for you to be part of the broadcast as well.

Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS