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Not is that he sees Americans strength.
When in fact it's the exact opposite.
It's American weakness that's provocative.
And we have a president who specializes.
Former -- an -- jumbled blasting president Obama's foreign policy investor -- speaking at the NRA convention.
So what exactly does he mean ambassador Bolton joins -- and good evening sir and let me go straight to that does sound I would just played Americans that President Obama sees American strength as provocative what do you mean by that.
Well I think he believes for example that -- our nuclear arsenal the size of our defense forces are posture around the world.
Decisions whether or not to intervene in foreign crises.
For all questions it actually aggravate.
The international situation rather than.
Calming it down I think he's demonstrated this again and again and again his massive cuts -- our defense budgets his proposals.
Essentially four -- what he calls nuclear zero eliminating the nuclear arsenal over time.
Withdrawing from Iraq well before.
Our military leaders would have advised -- saying we're gonna close down operations in Afghanistan and 2014.
If not before.
And on and on and on all of these.
Policy decisions I think demonstrates.
A concern about American strength not supporting him.
I did I read every read your bad your speech the NRA and Debbie -- who had high praise for President Reagan.
And you said that we need a quote Ronald Reagan approach to foreign -- And I'm curious what what -- Ronald Reagan approach to form -- beat 22 with two things one is North Korea.
And the other is this week and I was in the Sudan and there's ethnic cleansing being done there right now so what would have Ronald -- foreign policy -- those two crisis.
Well let's take north Korea first that this is a regime it's essentially a prison camp for 23 million people.
And yet it has these capacity to build nuclear devices -- -- tested too there's speculation about a third test coming up.
And although it's resent -- CBM test was a failure.
It demonstrates that they are on -- course are determined to get a worldwide.
Delivery capability for that nuclear weapon.
I think Reagan here would have.
Go look at this problem and concluded that the only real solution.
Is the elimination of North Korea and the re.
Unification of the Korean Peninsula that's what I think.
He would have pursued had he been -- office.
And as to the ethnic -- and that's currently going on in the Sudan which -- -- -- -- -- my own eyes it's it's actually deplorable.
Well this has been an ongoing.
Ethnic again and religious genocide you know in recent years we've been transfixed by -- for a tragedy caused by the same regime in Khartoum.
For protecting religious freedom around the world was always want -- Reagan's highest priorities.
And I think that that we would've seen a much more aggressive posture again here working with China one of the real problems that the UN and elsewhere.
Is China's flying political cover for the regime in Khartoum because -- of their reliance on.
Sudanese oil so I think this is something he -- reproach from a much -- point of view.
We're explaining compare contrast -- -- bottom and a half left Saddam.
The Obama approach to China and the President -- approach to China because absence from China does play such a significant roles in those two regions and they're both I know hotspots.
Well of course the times are very different now.
With with the circumstances between the United States and China but I think the biggest problem with the Obama policy.
Is that he doesn't have a policy that the most he does.
-- send the secretary of the treasury to Beijing to plead with the Chinese.
To allow their currency to appreciate I think you need a -- a line with China that says organist stand -- For American interest we're not gonna accept.
He's an economic distortion he's -- -- policy.
-- -- -- -- -- I'm happy how do you actually do it -- -- say that to them and they can say okay yes they -- there have been like how do you actually do it.
Well I think it it consists largely of not buying the line that China is such an important market.
For the United States and -- such an important purchaser that you can assert American interest like anti competitive behavior in Chinese markets like.
Really aggressive Chinese claims in the south and East China Sea.
Like the Chinese military build up like the Chinese increase in their nuclear and ballistic missile forces.
Which were not answering one thing we need just as an example is national missile defense.
Which the Obama administration has done everything that they could to -- and yet was one of the highlights of Reagan's approach.
And as in your speech taxi driver I noted that in here are critical to present -- talks more to -- -- -- the this so called enemies -- people aren't our friends and he does the American view about things like missile defense.
West asked president and -- yet how we're doing on missile defense and how much more flexible the president's going to be if he gets reelected.
Yes and I didn't mean to say that Russia was our enemy but -- that -- that he was our opponent -- and we -- a little strong word but.
Anyway ambassador I'm thank you -- Thank you.
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