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-- warnings this morning for President Obama after he made a surprise trip to Afghanistan.
He gave an address about the path to the end of the war there.
That speech comes nine years to the day in fact after president George W.
Bush famously declared.
The end of major combat operations in Iraq.
First here's the president.
We've traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war.
In the predawn darkness of Afghanistan.
We can see the light of a new day on the horizon.
President Bush took a lot of heat for standing in front of that mission accomplished sign that you see on the back of the aircraft carrier there.
Is he delivered his speech on Iraq.
Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.
In the battle of Iraq and the United States and our allies.
And the question today.
The president risking his own mission accomplish moment.
With his speech last night Tucker Carlson is the editor of the daily caller and -- Fox News contributor Hong Kong's as the host of the -- comes at radio show welcome.
I -- to both of you to comment that you -- looked up but some numbers this morning after President Bush gave that speech.
On the aircraft carrier.
Talking about Iraq 4207.
-- servicemen and women were killed in Iraq.
After that date.
Do you think Alan let me start with you that President Obama risks seeing the same kind of unstable future in Afghanistan.
Given the format.
Well I do think the -- and in stable future in Afghanistan and against -- staying there and then spending.
Millions trillions of dollars for ten years after when he fourteen but the differences he didn't arrive top gun style in a flight suit.
Landing on -- -- -- -- -- an aircraft carrier.
That same mission accomplished after which we -- years and years and years of battle.
Hi this is a very different scenario and -- very different dynamic and we're saying we get now but when he fourteenth.
-- -- -- a degree was in there.
You know in -- in an advisory capacity for another ten years we're not spending they're saying they're in battle I don't know how you can compare -- around anybody can compare this to the top gun moment but is that really the beginning of the combat in Iraq Tucker is an unfair comparison.
I don't think there's anything inherently illegitimate about the president traveling to Iraq to give a speech noting our progress there he is the -- I don't have a problem that the problem is the politicizing.
Of a national security event the killing of Osama bin Laden last year year ago.
On and the president has politicized his campaign put up an ad.
Bragging about it a and -- suggesting his opponent wouldn't have done that's outrageous and it's it's -- -- hand look I think Americans supported the killing of a sound that a lot of ability didn't -- show that.
The president could sort of stand back and take an implicit credit -- instead -- Attempted to take an explicit credit for suggesting he's -- messed up into the compound with a Boeing knifed by himself in infuriated the military commander the USS Cole former.
Talk to one of our reporters this morning called -- quote disgusting this was a massive overplaying his hand and I think they regret doing it.
-- For him to make this trip and that it was all part of that sort of commemoration of that moment.
And of the lot and hit a year ago Allen's in you know it's -- -- -- to technical point here do you think it is despicable -- -- of course you know -- politically it.
Now they want that politicizing it you have -- -- Romney last time he ran for president but said we shouldn't go into a sovereign country to be hesitant to do that.
We wouldn't put all the resources behind getting one guy and now he's -- a typical Romney flip -- and is saying something totally give early I would have done that you know don't forget that President Obama had a number of advisors.
Who said -- I'm -- -- this is a good idea this is not like everybody was in concert with this before they went in a year -- to get bin Laden there was much dissension.
Among the ranks in the White House so this would not an easy decision and he's always credited the troops -- -- Let -- -- know so much of this when I look at it when you compare this mission accomplished discussion right is what happens from here in Afghanistan.
You know where where do we go from here.
And will the president chief his goal he says is a quote from him a goal I sat to defeat al-Qaeda to deny it a chance to rebuild.
And that is within reach -- Tucker you know it it.
Whether or not that's accomplish is something that he will be measured by his talk about Afghanistan a whole lot so we may not hear much about it right next six months.
Well that's true he -- and -- and I think you're you're always wise to bet on instability and the and uncertainty in Afghanistan.
Let me to -- that Allen's position in the White House position this doesn't actually make sense on on the simplest level.
Here they're conceding that members the administration high ranking opposed.
This mission to take out -- a lot and yet they're attacking Mitt Romney for taking that same position.
Now it's up and I think president today Davis -- there's an internal contradictions -- what do you say now it doesn't work politically he would they do this again what they've run -- again of course not it was a -- he's the commander Leno -- it's a decision Tucker that's the job of the commander in -- to listen to his advisors who don't -- walk in lock step and then make -- is considered.
Decision based on the information he has that's what a commander in chief does.
But to attack Romney for coming to that -- couldn't attack.
-- that's imagine isn't making this up and had attacking Romney the former -- -- Nonsense that Enron has been all over the place -- would you go would you concede that that the discussion has sort of move to that rather than you know.
Focusing on exactly what I point out that that President Obama you know but both sides agree it's -- is very decisive decision in that room that night that that that he gets credit for.
It's moved to that by a bunch of conservatives who have made anything this president doesn't because they can't really.
Beat him on the issue of national security -- killed more top al-Qaeda members we've gotten bin Laden.
They're trying to make it a political -- and -- nitpick at stuff that has nothing to do with our national security because they can't beat -- on this issue because he's done so well let.
Mission to -- about how many people he has killed I love this it it it it is come full circle little old after it.
Sold out its own ideals.
-- -- -- -- he's a great killer that's I was to vote for -- never thought I would live to see liberals make that case I've acquired businesses an argument that conservatives always used that there are number one on national security that there much more bullets don't forget Dick Cheney said you vote for Kerry and we're gonna get attacked again so this -- -- -- -- fear -- -- -- on the other side.
All right gentlemen thank you very much Allan com's technical seven the conversation continues.
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