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Nice to see you -- Rather silly AM a lot of things developing and Libya tonight how about let me ask this because most Americans as it look at what's going on I think -- very far away from us from -- spent about 896.
Million dollars to the end of them of July.
On this on this war RD at two wars so what's the most convincing and compelling reason a year with strong supporter for this military action by -- Why Libya why -- why why we help in the.
-- think we're helping I know we're helping them because she Qaddafi is -- person.
Who is capable of carrying out acts of terror He has.
Blood of Americans on his hands his result of pan am 103.
He has said a person who.
Over time would if He were able to succeed would clearly trained terrorists and export terrorism.
And by the way it.
I think that the they treated the AT and see here in the NTC.
Will govern and I believe -- will govern effectively but we have a lot of challenges including reconciliation.
And it's no human rights abuses we have to secure them arms depots.
We have to make sure that the prisons are liberated because there's hundreds if not thousands of political prisoners and we have to.
This much -- we can that we make a transition to this government as quickly as possible.
-- -- -- wanna create next 1988.
And it would win the went a long time for justice.
And America that we had that what I thought was that was one of the grosses to insults United States especially the the victims' families have won all three when Scotland released.
They -- the one of the killers He went for the -- He -- Bolivia.
He got a hero's welcome that we just sort of stand there watching and doing nothing I'm so -- -- -- know why now get -- we've let all these things happen.
Well there was some funny business it went on with his release s's and widely rumored and I think that since she was dying.
-- -- why was sent home since he's not ducking maybe ought to be sent back.
But right now there -- -- -- post Greta that are full of weapons.
Possibly these hand held surface to air missiles so we've got to secure those arms depots so they don't get in the wrong hands.
You gotta make sure that they don't slaughter prisoners and -- We've got to try to see the public buildings are not destroyed as happened.
In Baghdad so that the government can continue to function we need to help them -- keep.
A government supplying goods and services to the people.
That doesn't mean giving them money in fact.
They have there even talk to me about reimbursing United States for.
It's cautions -- in this conflict they have thirty some billion dollars tied up which will be freed up for them.
Money is not the problem making this transition is the real challenge and a lot of things could go wrong and we've got to do what we can.
To make it go right -- that -- with technical assistance from the Europeans.
Are you mentioned the weapons out with great fanfare our government in about 2004.
When -- apparently gave up his weapons of mass destruction and He was taken off the State Department sponsored to have terrorism list mean to great fanfare in I thought that the United States is almost workings are side by side as He was dismantling.
At least that's what the appearance was -- taken off those state sponsored terrorist terrorism list -- -- wrong.
I think you're right -- specially.
Though it was important for actually it was his nuclear capability which He had been developing.
The surface to air missiles -- must -- thousands of them we don't want to get.
Those in the wrong hands -- hand held.
Weapons we -- -- suppose -- mustard gas.
Stocks as well.
And and again we ought to secure the -- is just so that those these weapons aren't spread out all over that.
That part of the world so.
The yes today it was good sign when He.
Dismantled his nuclear capabilities but it certainly was a long way from total disarmament.
So if I say -- but portion of the turmoil when -- won some of the Libyans the rebels took to the streets and created term while that we sort of -- have -- heightened interest because of those weapons and how they could be used around the world even gets it isn't that what spite your interest in us.
-- expect my interest and it was that the people of -- rose up there on their way to Tripoli if we declared no fly zone would have been over them.
And I've got to say the United States intervening when Qaddafi was on the outskirts -- been -- Said that He wanted to kill anyone -- would go house to house and kill anyone that opposed him that was saying the prevention of a catastrophe.
And these people were fighting for freedom for democracy.
And for their god given rights and if Qaddafi -- remain in power there's no doubt that this efforts to.
To Foster terrorism throughout the world particularly against United States would have been increased dramatically so it became a national security issue.
What this is all about -- the -- -- And Bashar -- is next and even places like China and Russia and other places they're very uneasy this is about people aspiring for freedom.
And that's what the Libyan people have just achieved.
-- -- how is it different then in June of 2009.
In new -- when there was the beginning to be the uprising.
Mean then -- -- we get a different respond -- had no response.
You know it I -- shouldn't have had different response -- -- your thoughts on that.
-- I think the greatest mistake.
Certainly in the early period.
The Obama presidency was when people were chanting in the streets the demonstrators.
In English Obama Obama are you with us or -- you with them.
And He came out and said He didn't want to jeopardize his chances to negotiate.
With the Islamic Republic of Iran and as we abandon them and be Iranians crack down and by us.
Not encouraging them and hopefully we are encouraging.
The people of Syria we really let them down and it was a huge mistake.
I'm in allow instead -- -- so you -- CBS and let me quote it word for you would describe being Governor Palin that we -- to this hairsplitting trying to -- what's going not you described is quote very formidable.
-- she jumps into the race present all what is very formidable mean and do you have any inside information.
Have no inside information I think she would make a very -- viable candidate.
I continue to appreciate her and her hard work and consider here her always a good friend and I think she would make a very big impact on a presidential campaign she has a very strong following.
I know than 2007 at this time things about the that it looked like they know that you're gonna get the nomination which you ultimately did I -- -- It is doesn't come a time when it becomes.
Almost too late to get -- -- -- the filing deadlines but -- can -- get in right now be viable.
Greta let me remind you at this time in 2007 I was given up for dead.
Hey everybody it's minority even mentioning my name is as a as a candidate I think that it shows there's a lot of things are gonna happen between now.
And when we select our nominee I think it's very clear that.
Romney is in a strong position and then that governor Perry is headed live to the race.
I congratulate him planning on running -- fine race I think -- will have an impact.
I think Rudy Giuliani still may come into the race and I think having -- I think there's a lot of things that are gonna happen.
Between now and then and before we select our nominee but I respect all of them and I certainly am not ready to endorse at this time could I add one point two yes very quickly back in the be very quickly and -- and -- but.
There's out there and -- blogging idea.
An allegation that somehow they.
National transition council would favor imposition actual real law.
On March 11.
-- they have issued a manifesto and I quote just from one sentence so that the state will guarantee the rights and empowerment of women and all legal political economic.
And cultural spheres I have detected no.
An effort or motivation.
Amongst at and T and national transition council many of whom I know well to impose Sharia law.
And at what do you not agree though that women as always uncertainty it situations like that much like we haven't Egypt the uncertainty with who's going to -- it -- Who's going to take control there even knew who they are once they do take control.
I believe that there is great uncertainty Greta particularly in a country it's never really known democracy.
And so that's why I think it's incumbent upon us -- and the Europeans not through money.
But getting technocrats and there they provide goods and services from the government show no matter how an election works.
They -- they say it's going to be a two year period and I and I agree with that but we can provide them of enormous six assistance.
And of course there are extremist elements there is there are in every country.
And we've got to do what we can -- hopefully help make that transition I think.
That they are eager to do that without.
Turning to radical Islam.
You think President Obama has the same -- commitment to helping them out -- for instance you would.
-- -- I believe so I think the president understands what's at stake here -- that.
It's not only for the good of the Libyan people but it's not in America's national security interest to see that country.
-- radical and again I've seen no indication that that's a case but there's going to be two steps forward and one step back.
You know it took us about a hundred years and bloody civil war to figure out what kind of country we were going to be.
Let's give my chance and let's try to help them with technical assistance and not gonna need our money.
And let's really celebrated day.
Let me a brutal dictator is on his way out the door and let's hope that -- -- -- is next in line.
-- thank you -- Thanks for -- -- -- Greta.
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