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All right so when economies.
And markets worldwide are going down does the confidence of our enemies go up.
The former USS super football and author up front burner.
This is absolutely.
On some intriguing read what I think really was our first -- terrorists out.
Absolutely -- when you look at 8000.
-- you you attacked buildings and embassies they represented house US interest when you attack a warship that's something that defends interest and our ability to protect citizens and our economy overseas.
It's an act of war.
And I don't look at me I look through the prism of being a market and economic -- And I'm thinking all right summer 2000.
Economies on fire or still hot markets are far nasdaq's on route two all time records we have more money than purposes.
We could have addressed a lot of the stuff you talked about them like going after the terrorist elements in Yemen -- -- Now we're broker than broke.
I mean aren't we.
A lot more vulnerable just on that basis.
Absolutely yes it's you not only have to have a capability but a willingness to use it.
Our problem is we are losing our capability.
And we don't have the option of using it anymore because we can't afford it.
Are so so when our enemies see a big sell off here they see all of the US could have been due.
-- the recession or deflect broken Washington and the president just today said we're gonna high taxes and moderates and it's not gonna go to debt relief it's gonna be done in the name of fairness.
Gotta -- they did today just sort of say it right it's looking good.
For them it's it's not so much good it is a window of opportunity this is a chance for us.
Because when you don't have strong economies around the world providing for people by having jobs that they can give to their families and be able to use things to improve their lives.
They naturally Begin to gravitate toward toward things that radicalize them that make them angry with the government's that there -- that they feel repressing them -- not providing for them.
And they eventually turn toward what they see is a symbol of a government that has way too much and does too little.
Which is -- and it's unfortunate I think that's why you see the anti Americanism.
And some of the hostility around the world toward the US.
When in fact we don't have the economy anymore that's capable of supporting some with the extended protections we need to have first citizens overseas -- Our military is such a -- -- with 600 billion -- -- -- and so you know unit and I'm relatively conservative congress and said well we can -- little here.
You always are to be careful what you you go forward here because -- you plan with a knife and you are you have to look at okay you if you have a security strategy for a nation of which the military is a major component in its ability to safeguard.
US interest and our economic interest overseas.
You have to be able to articulate what risk are we willing to occur if we are beginning to degraded if we are beginning to what is a big.
Western tumble going on we're looking at markets here and abroad the commander how some bigger -- play.
You want about it your -- your authorities about getting on top of that a lot of people don't like us candidates -- -- -- targeted through the Clinton.
The years and last year you argued it to blow us.
But -- it what is that this can.
I think the disconnect is you have a lot of people who get insulated sitting in Washington don't understand what it's really going on.
Either on the waterfront -- the -- they think that someone else's issue because right now.
He got a very small all volunteer force that is protecting our freedoms around the globe.
And while Americans love to be supportive they're really not connected to those young men and women that are fighting force.
So what are we do if we we're we're we're looking at a country that's broke.
And we're looking at constant warnings we never heat and -- give your I don't wanna give the book away to those who are urged to read.
-- You will -- warning about something bad happening.
Early in the morning it's -- -- And it just hit the magnitude and you you it's stated it's been it's been confirmed by others.
A hum that's spooky stuff but we didn't learn we've since not followed up and learn from post incidents Susan grip to prevent stuff -- I think we have to be very careful the more we withdraw from that preemptive type of doctrine where we say we can't why wait to take a punch in the face.
What we need to do is make sure we're getting the correct intelligence analysis of the what was -- about -- I would take a real hard look if we in fact are getting intelligence we need -- for getting the confidence that we need and it.
We have to look that on a regional basis clearly there are a lot of elements that are in play.
Striking Iran may sound simple but what are the second and third order effects we're gonna happen and there's not among the military that there's sort of battle fatigue.
Commitment to -- and that.
-- -- -- -- and Iran and you know in Syria they -- on this and they did they just capitalize.
And our economic.
I think they work that angle -- to their advantage but I think that we need to still take a look at it and say what can we do and if you're fatigued it doesn't matter.
Defending -- nation doesn't rely on tired people relies on dedicated young men and women who do what's necessary to defend their homes and their families.
Community here during your front -- the book -- -- -- effect on the USS Cole really that's the whole event depresses.
The war on terror my only rap against some good command -- -- -- he's too modest I know.
A little bit more about some of the details along the way very very modest if it -- -- writing this book I have already give myself the bronze star you've done.
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