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We're back with our panel and our -- governor Rick Perry -- -- foreign policy Charles.
Governor of the -- -- -- in the Middle East we had Libya and now we have Syria.
It's taken a turn from peaceful demonstrations to armed resistance.
There's a free Syrian army.
Would you have the United States support the armed resistance considered.
Well let me back up and say that that we miss -- very -- Iran is the real issue in the Middle -- from my perspective.
And we had the opportunity in 2009.
With the Green revolution to.
Use economic sanctions.
To use diplomatic.
Sanctions over Covert.
We we we had the opportunity to help the citizens overthrow.
That very repressive regime and to stop them and their quest to get a nuclear weapon and 09 and we -- naive believe this president.
This administration was talking to Syria and the -- hands and we wasted a great opportunity the point.
Should always be.
-- when when there is.
This -- Oppressive regime that obviously.
And working with Iran.
In that area.
-- to be.
Very hot stopped our oldest friend and -- serving democracy Israel.
We need to put everything on the table there should not be anything set aside.
The pressure off of those into the.
-- you do what we did in Libya which is to institute a no fly zone.
Over Syria will would you -- you -- the president today.
Would you advocate that we do mass hysteria absolutely.
-- -- And you do that I suppose unilaterally without waiting for the UN to approve it.
I would not spend a lot of time waiting for the UN I mean I won't tell you that lives.
Position on the U is if they continue to go around as they.
Palestinian state tried to do.
That we we need to sit down as a country have a conversation about is the continued funding of the United Nations in the best interest of our.
I've got some real questions about whether or not.
You know we did in my whole foreign.
A death -- started zero on every country and -- -- -- why were saying that money.
But the UN in particular.
Also all too often.
Acting in America's best interest and that has to be the first question every time.
-- you actually asked -- question whether we should.
Get any funds the UN or even answer we'll tell the world I think it's I think it's a conversation worth having and it's.
That the idea that somehow another we just need to write a blank check and say here because we've always done that is not acceptable.
We got a country that's got an economic crisis on its hands there's Americans out there without a job.
And they're watching billions of dollars mean you think about the billions of dollars -- in China a country that has some incredible moral.
Issues were there -- 35000.
Babies a day.
And -- and billions of dollars and I mean why.
Well let's stick with the foreign any question you zero it out so president Perry is sitting next to me and I say president Perry name the three.
Well two countries that you would zero out right now which two countries would you eliminate all foreign -- for.
Well obviously I would cut out the form -- The child you know be one of the countries that and -- -- but we have a negotiation -- talk not to say listen.
The for a night it's going I think -- -- I can't -- have any thirty million dollars that's going to China.
-- far 25 dollars and and I understand humanitarian but when you've got a country that is engaged in the type of moral.
You know the government's forcing people to abort these feel good what other countries.
You know I I would say I don't know whether Venezuela's getting any money or not but.
Should we sure should be -- and anything in foreign Iverson and implanting it in.
And foreign died because of our -- dollars that are going down there that's one of the reasons we need to be independent -- this country.
So it no more dollars go to these countries that are not working and America's best interest zero in Pakistan.
Listen Pakistan is a a as -- out every country -- -- in the end.
But did you end up -- you I don't know and and I -- can't say I know that answer that is such a complex issue.
Because of the military in this secret.
Police there and and he knows this and -- a country that's.
Working with -- any country that has.
Nuclear weapons that are in that part of the world where you got India and Afghanistan we may have some leverage.
Now with the those two countries working.
It was packed as you -- keeping foreigners because you and your -- I guess fairness -- not against Florida a I'm just against testing it and making sure that it's actually spent.
Properly and didn't look is -- -- great example.
We started out giving foreign aid to -- -- -- and is become a country that has been successful.
Now I don't get foreign -- -- fused with the strategic.
Military dollars going to an ally and that that I don't be confused about that.
But foreign -- -- To Israel -- doing their own foreign.
Right now because -- become a very successful country that's what we ought to be doing Clinton American companies.
-- to those countries instead it is right have a blank check for starters.
To help create.
Whether it's infrastructure what have you.
Governor you're looking for.
One or two and Iowa South Carolina really important -- absolutely South Carolina is very important you think about.
Going to give you more on this nomination we are now absolutely -- look this is a very fluid -- people are looking for.
An individual vision they're looking for somebody is Scott executive governing experience I'm the only person sitting on that stage.
Who's actually run the thirteenth largest economy in the world.
For the last ten years and created more jobs and the other state in the nation governor thank you very much for your time today and monitor your choice undersea think they'll stand.
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