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Personal story segment tonight on June 7 Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco was promoting an album called President Obama a terrorist.
Now we're used to irresponsible statements from rappers but that's really over the top so I invited mr.
fiasco on the factor to discuss it.
What do you mean President Obama is a terrorist.
-- fight against terrorism to me the biggest -- -- is Obama and nemesis American to put into context.
-- all the facts about a song the cowboys and -- -- -- addresses terrorism.
So the -- -- on May which was I believe that the biggest terrorist.
Obama and the United States of America and its foreign policy.
That was what the whole you know context of everything works and is really just an expression of need trying to I guess when this -- critically.
You know the society.
You know president Obama's not a terrorist he's trying to do what he believes is the right thing to do.
In the United States is not -- mad nation it's a noble nation which trying to defend ourselves against people who.
Killed us on 9/11.
And and then you go out there he talked to a lot of younger people -- this is what gets me -- your constituency -- not exactly political science Ph.D.s -- they're impressionable -- I don't think that that man is I don't think he you know they listen to you again on this -- let's let's understand politics to understand politics I don't think he necessarily need to -- I don't think that politics -- complex.
As people like to make them sing well out to be Richard Nixon.
Said that you know if you.
Fear by reducing the causes of -- And then in that same interview we just spoke about you know calling Obama a terrorist and every president before and after him a terrorist.
Right is that if you gonna fight terrorism.
Right -- on terrorism.
You know weaponized fear and the fence about -- were fighting actively fighting something else but if you're gonna fight terrorism to meet you fight the root causes.
Of terrorism the root causes of terrorism are many.
Okay they are varied it depends region -- region and all that the United States cannot cure ills in the world.
What the president of the United States' responsibility is is to protect you and me that's his responsibility.
And he's doing it through aggressive action.
Navy SEALs killed in line.
You okay with that.
Within honey honey honey got a criminal -- those responsible for the deaths.
Right of innocent people -- have nothing wrong with that I've had dozens and -- -- got killed you have any any problem with -- that was okay legitimate action.
You know I had a problem with.
The war the war in Afghanistan OK you give Iran Afghanistan and Afghanistan the point to the point of the -- about -- that was supposedly.
You know -- find bin Laden.
Right well I don't enjoy that in Manama and that and -- that well not eleven -- Jacob right well -- locking yourself a lot of what do you -- -- -- that means it's wrong this monopolies is that it's probably not -- -- -- point and the -- a -- -- why do we go to -- -- in Afghanistan that -- -- -- -- access al-Qaeda and the -- you know I don't -- I would definitely wasn't there any other reason.
I would -- that's -- I will answer the reason we went to Afghanistan.
Which deprived al-Qaeda.
Of the sanctuary.
We remove the Taliban government when they wouldn't crack down on al-Qaeda now.
To get bin Laden that was another part of the operation.
Okay but it's a series or -- that.
Yeah but it does that but that doesn't negate it that doesn't take it away from the -- -- so it doesn't get what they -- -- services.
Thanks to the war.
The war no it gives religion although the does legitimate part of it is to go find a criminal readily -- and -- are not not to agree that we will have gone until it.
Not the -- the legitimate parties to remove a government which we did.
A terrorist group to declare war in the United States.
That's what -- not vet vet vet vet vet thinking right there yet best thinking -- level probably because of that.
The -- then that -- -- you're oversimplifying.
And bringing a message to people.
Younger people as -- pointed out would -- you that is a message that is not.
True so to say that the president of the United States of America all of them not just Obama for the much on on don't undermine him and can be -- -- -- is just one label and many things like you say his protective.
He's a follies and it's another thing to me just recognizing that one particular action the government is not -- summit at -- undermine them under my my my constituency of course for a lot to spread Robert for the sake of anybody I don't really care about the GOP's -- -- Democratic Party my point is that people think given the people who are busily getting -- not president.
And it's my mom mom -- late in the -- terrorist -- and a -- -- -- the United States of America as the commander in chief of our armed forces.
So it's not it's not let it lie -- exactly very basically the entire US government and the military attached to it.
He's a fiasco.
If you do wanna change the name of the show to the fiasco factor right now we're definitely licensed the name out to you even do for free and it that you actually the last season -- -- -- you'll have to wear the glasses because it's daytime six.
And actually this prescription OK -- died mr.
fiasco thanks for coming on in here.
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