Will Hawks Spare Military from Budget Cuts?
Lt. Col. Oliver North sounds off
- Duration 4:37
- Date Nov 23, 2011
Lt. Col. Oliver North sounds off
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GOP presidential front runner Newt Gingrich says it's time to get top with Afghanistan.
You want to -- American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You -- hot pursuit you say no sanctuary is you change the rules of engagement you put the military in charge of military side you overall the State Department -- ideas they get the job done and you do it for real and you do it intensely and you tell the pakistanis helpless or get out of the way but don't complain if we kill people you're not willing to go after on your territory where you have been protecting them.
Wow I that's -- got to grew up on military bases all across the country joining us right now this morning with reaction to -- to debate last night on national security and foreign policy.
Our own lieutenant colonel Oliver North -- welcome back.
It's good to be -- you Bryant and he was spot on last night nobody's talking about rules of engagement but you that's something you always talk about.
Well what it.
What Newt Gingrich said last night and it reflects the fact that he is more foreign policy experience than all the rest of the candidates combined.
Is dead on what we ought to be doing to deal with this problem -- we've gotten Afghanistan and Pakistan -- mean the reality of it is.
Weakness never -- gets cooperation from people wore an uncertain about what we're going to be able to do.
This administration's lack of leadership on everything from the budget to the economy.
To how to fight this war is evident in what we've got going on over their starting with the withdrawal from Iraq and now the draw down and Afghanistan you know he got about people who actually fighting the -- the people you spend -- lot of time with and the ones left to sacrifice the most almost worried that all their hard work is gonna be for -- because they've pulled out too soon.
And to haphazardly.
I was done it Quantico Virginia yesterday -- and a video for a and it showed that we've got coming up for the for the holidays every single one of those Marines we've talked to done -- said.
We want we want to finish and you know in this war we don't want to go in other words the way Ollie north and his comrades had to go from getting.
Hey let's talk about the military but budget and how will be caught in -- 2013.
They don't come up with some answers to the failure of the super committee.
They're talking about in -- -- -- the size of America in 1940 and maybe the size of -- in 1913.
And the air force cut more than it's ever been.
What's your reaction.
It ignores the real and present danger that we face from Iran North Korea China and other potential threats like you've got going on in the Horn of Africa.
-- encourage people to do the right thing for example in Pakistan.
Or the Russians by a perception of weakness it is filled every single time with every nation on the planet.
And weakness is gonna be -- by what they're gonna do we're disarming in the midst of warts never -- The presence on a nine day Asian trip which have most by most accounts won't well he -- -- flexed his muscles and talked about our presence in Asia at the same time cutting our navy down.
-- to a mere mortal proportions let's look at what Leon Panetta says.
He says space initiatives if they if they current these cuts stand of 500 billion dollars well that's -- -- be cut back 27 billion dollars missile defense which I believe we need two billion gone ballistic missile fleet caught.
Eight billion dollars worth.
And the navy fleet 230 ships ten new ballistic missile subs all next at a cost of seven billion dollars but we're gonna become the Falkland Islands will have a bigger army than us.
Well in fact that you're gonna need to have a smaller navy than the one Ronald Reagan president I had -- great -- the serve.
Campaigned on the promise of rebuilding America's defenses and giving us a 600 ship navy.
Couldn't cut the military how much is this guy has -- its Jimmy Carter and steroids is terrible.
But he hasn't done it let's hopefully they'll be sober minds in in Washington to pull us through now.
Around your wrist is a bracelet -- special person.
Yet it's this and this bracelet was sent to me by the national league of POW MIA families.
It is for both berg -- sergeant united states army he's been missing in the -- Afghanistan since June ninth.
May and June 30.
He's a member the 25 infantry division.
Out of Fort Richardson Alaska he's being held by the act funny network in.
North northwestern Pakistan.
And it this holiday time Brian if we could just ask Americans to pray for his safe return -- this soldier.
We know that he's alive and we braver his safe recovery soon.
And -- military focuses on that he will get out lieutenant colonel Oliver North.
Very next thing you just stated thanks so much for -- have a great Thanksgiving for you and your family.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours my friend all right thanks I.