Call for Obama to emulate Teddy Roosevelt on foreign policy
Handling of mounting tensions with Iran
- Duration 4:43
- Date Jan 20, 2012
Handling of mounting tensions with Iran
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Another voice saying enough is an -- when it comes to Iran's refusal to suspend its rogue nuclear program is coming from French president.
Nicholas Sarkozy urging the European Union to -- an embargo on Iran -- oil.
And tougher financial sanctions.
This of course after continued threats from Iran that really had to start from beginning of this year.
-- Islamic republic warning if you retaliate against -- sanctions by shutting down the Strait of Hormuz.
That's the water way -- carries almost 15 of the world's oil supply it some say that happens the global oil markets well.
A significantly be affected of Robert bud McFarland -- his national security advisor to President Reagan.
And as a senior advisor to the foundation for defense of democracies in and -- it's great to have you here as I was taken a look at your your article on the national review the title that article.
On Iran to emulate TR and -- T are you met Teddy Roosevelt what do you mean by that share that with our audience.
Well done and -- to be with you.
There's been -- rising pattern.
Provocative behavior by Iran for.
The recent months but indeed for thirty years this -- a in this.
-- credit crusade to drive out all western influence from the Middle East.
Has reached a point where you've got four areas of real danger.
First is their nuclear weapons program that's been accelerating -- -- years.
Of course they've been providing support.
Trading through terrorist groups that act as surrogate and Lebanon against Israel.
In the Palestinian territories.
And of course worse they provided the weapons on the -- that have been used in Iraq.
-- kill American soldiers.
Then they've been supporting.
Terrorists -- Talabani as well as all -- and -- got his son next door in short this is a very provocative.
Regime and then most recently and there's the threat to close the Strait of Hormuz.
Which of course.
The prologue could cause the collapse of the global economy.
This is outrageous.
Our European allies are beginning to realize that this requires.
However the pattern.
Tried to negotiate simply doesn't work the Obama administration after three years.
Of so called engagement.
Has nothing to show for it -- indeed.
Escalating series of threats and provocations from from Iran and children.
Don't -- you say Bartlett in the model it -- Theodore Roosevelt you would suggest sending at least -- carrier battle groups.
And a substantial.
Amount of strategic bombers to locations where they could potentially.
Carry out operations he said he would to stop talking and don't talk anymore about Iran just go ahead and send those groups out.
Why do you think of that would be effective against this regime.
Well I think that -- regime like Iran that is.
Very devoted to drive -- western influences not going to be deterred or change the way from that course simply by rhetoric and -- Dialogue.
And we -- -- the analogy of Teddy Roosevelt.
Again he didn't threaten.
He just wanted to make it clear you are friends as well as our adversaries all around the world of the United States is not a Paper tiger.
That it does have the means to take action.
-- that there was going to be a balance between diplomacy not rhetoric alone but rhetoric backed up by.
The necessary force and well.
To be able to change the course of the debate.
I think it's important to realize -- that we're not.
Up against the Iranian people -- did most of them -- pro American.
-- -- -- revolutionary guard corps that is the power behind the throne of how many that -- but in his.
-- those people need to be told that the United States is tired.
On again off again dialogue.
We're going do.
Threats to disrupt and indeed caused the collapse of the global economy and we have the means to do something about it.
I don't think would ever have to use it but it's time that the people in the revolutionary guard corps.
We've got a shot across the bow that life could change very quickly and badly for them.
Carlin we really appreciate having this conversation with you we look forward to continuing it in the future it's a big story for us this year.
And we know there's a lot to dig into thank you sir.