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Joining me now is Florida Republican senator Marco Rubio senator thank you sir for joining us and and you see that you know John Boehner came out saying He apparently believes its okay to pull everybody out a lot of others do not believe that where do you -- Why did we don't like to see the end of that engagement but it has to -- -- a way that's -- -- -- invest a lot of money unfortunately lives and a lot of sacrifice by American soldiers.
To try to bring stability to Iraq and here's my fear my fear -- of the fought happens too fast that Iran is gonna and their and their surrogates are gonna come narron and take take over and start exerting influence and creating Havoc forest.
Do we need any reminder of what about government about group of people the Iranian government has.
And that's what the conditions are being created -- -- look this concern about.
Iraq now giving immunity to US soldiers that's very legitimate -- the same time I hope we'll continue to work hard to figure out a way.
To figure out a role for us in terms of providing security because.
If this thing stands we're gonna have less soldiers in Iraq than we do in Honduras -- and make a lot of.
And that was the question -- just asking Chris -- a short time ago what happens if this thing really does go south I mean is there a plan B.
You know what what's your assessment.
-- -- -- -- go south there's nothing we can do at that point especially were no longer engaged I mean to re engage after things go south.
We'll be terrible and let's not forget that Iran already feels a little cornered -- in serious and a lot of trouble without Syria Iran is really limited as far as the damage they can do.
You know these dictators in the region are looking at what happening and Libya.
And and now you we're gonna give -- -- space we're gonna give him breathing space by allowing Iraq to become a place where Iranian surrogates can take over and become involved.
That's just a big mistake so look I respect -- the president's trying to do we would all like to see and and our engagement there are narrowing have it.
But let's do it in a way that's smart and doesn't threaten our security.
You mentioned Libya senators I just want to get your quick take in this -- -- you were there recently do you believe those 140 tribes and various clans can come together.
Are we looking at kind of chaos like we saw the posted.
On the wrong 11 of my worries about the protracted conflict in Libya -- that it would create an environment where exactly that would happen where these tribes and and these groups in these militias would go their own way and weapons -- go missing and that's exactly what's happened I was there are 23 weeks ago with a group of senators.
They are hopeful the people Olivia want a new future they don't want violence they don't want this revolution to go wrong.
They wanted to go right.
But they have a lot of challenges there's only so much we can do to help from a one of the things -- military is is medical assistance -- are willing to pay us for so I hope things turn out well I think they have a chance.
Got and you see did not be laid out there on a mattress in a grocery -- mean this clearly for these rebels is something they need to publicize to get legitimacy about look this was our -- not NATO's -- It's an operative turned the page I mean terms at the end of the Qaddafi -- the end of -- stronghold allows them to now turn the page and start a new chapter in -- future and the people Olivia desperately want.
A new chapter -- -- future and look there's no guarantees him.
-- was only so much we can do but we have the opportunity in Libya to see the emergence of a pro American Muslim Arab country and that's a very positive development.
Senator the Washington Post took a pretty good swipe at you saying that you have embellished the story of your family saying that your parents came.
To this country.
Post Castro that they came after the revolution.
When in fact your parents actually came to Miami.
Or Florida in 1956.
And what your response to -- I think it's outrageous you know look at they want to attack me for getting the dates -- -- right I thought the dates were right I don't walk around my parents passports in my pocket.
And they're right they got the dates wrong but the essence of the story doesn't need to be embellish my parents were.
My parents were exiles when I was born in May of 1971 I was born to two people who could not return to the nation of their birth.
Because it was under Communist control.
And they tried to return by the way in 1961 and and when they did they realize that they were dealing with and came back permanently so and they wanna say other states as senator.
-- I'm sorry.
In -- there's -- point -- -- -- I worked in Florida and we know that in Florida the other is a very big difference between -- those who came as immigrants to.
Two Florida up three Castro and those who came as exiles post Castro.
And some are saying that you for political gain put your parents in the latter group.
-- there -- so there that's not that's not fair and that's not true I mean -- -- there are a lot of Cubans living in the United States because they weren't happy with the Batista regime to Begin with.
Are they now not exiles because Fidel Castro took over secondly my parents did try to return in 1961 my mom moved back to Cuba.
And she lived there for four weeks and she realized it was communism -- came back to the United States just weeks before the Bay of Pigs so there's no need to embellish that my my parents.
We're never able to return to the country of their birth not to visit and certainly not to live unless they're willing to live under communism to say they're not exiles is outrageous and there's not a single.
Credible voice in the Cuban exile community that would agree with that not one.
And -- as we should point out that we -- you'll probably said many times as well that your parents came to this country.
Before Castro took power in Cuba senator Marco Rubio from Florida senator thank you good -- you sir thank you.
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