What message is US sending to Pakistan, Taliban?
KT McFarland weighs in
- Duration 4:24
- Date May 7, 2012
KT McFarland weighs in
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Happening now secretary of state Hillary Clinton saying that al-Qaeda is new leader.
Ayman Al zawahiri is hiding in Pakistan take a listen.
We want to.
Al-Qaeda and we've made a lot of progress in doing that.
There are several.
Significant leaders still on the run zawahiri who inherited the leadership from.
Bin Laden is somewhere we believe in Pakistan.
So we are intent upon going after those who are trying to keep al-Qaeda.
-- operation -- -- inspirational.
A lot of messages there about al-Qaeda has in the meantime -- new report out today from the Washington Post -- the US is secretly releasing captured Taliban fighters.
From a detention center in Afghanistan -- move reportedly an attempt she strained -- Our hands and peace talks let's start -- -- -- -- -- Fox's national security analyst at -- TV.
They claim this according to this report a strategic release programs have released the bad guys and that's gonna help us -- early October that are killing our people.
So then go and kill again.
I think that there what's happened -- Secretary Clinton has made a statement which is an obvious one right.
That Pakistan is where al-Qaeda is Pakistan has forgotten why -- Pakistan -- where -- our areas but no mention the Taliban in Pakistan who mentioned the -- and she kept using the word democratic so I think there's a second.
Level of message here in the messages to the Pakistani government into the Taliban.
We know we've got to negotiate with the Taliban we know we're leaving.
We've seen intelligence reports that the -- that the Taliban is gaining not losing and so what kind of a -- -- we do we need to cut we need to cut a deal with the Taliban.
And the most important thing we need to do is separate them from al-Qaeda and I think that's the message she's giving is that acceptable should that be acceptable to -- the American people.
Well I think this administration has decided they're going they're leaving their out they're gonna leave right after the administration is reelected present a -- -- -- gonna make an announcement in May.
At the NATO meeting in Chicago.
We want out the administration wants out they've they've decided their own terms.
That it's not going to be a victorious sleeping of Afghanistan.
We've just seen a really -- statement by the two.
Has of the intelligence committee the senate the house senator Feinstein.
And congressman Rogers very well respected people on both sides of the out they say Taliban's gaining so I think what this says is an admission internally.
That were utter crap we're got to negotiate a solution with the Taliban the one thing that's unacceptable.
In this negotiate a solution is -- al-Qaeda comes back.
What does that mean.
Our national security I think that means that.
Ten years later we're still talking about al-Qaeda we should've been December of 2001.
When we had a -- -- Iran when -- analysts and a hundred al-Qaeda.
We -- pursue them from Afghanistan into Pakistan and killed them.
What we didn't do.
Is what we did do was returned that mission over to the pakistanis and for ten years.
They've been -- that finding bin Laden business of finding al-Qaeda business we paid handsomely for that so what they've done they've kept al-Qaeda -- Because they know that the minute Al qaeda's gone the minute bin Laden's gone they're -- -- billion dollars a year I'm gonna have to have -- -- pretty quick ET but anything can happen in the next couple might have with Iran are also with our own elect.
-- -- it's it's it's a very interesting and somewhat volatile time so is there any.
Turning away from this pack that you think the administration has -- authority is this say.
And the the only way or can we actually change course if we get new leadership or the dynamics have the world change.
What -- -- to -- what's happened and I says has left Iraq are rockets not a free and independent and pro American Iraq is in Iraq it's in Iran's.
And give it gas solar system where they're leaving Afghanistan we're leaving Afghanistan not as strong secure Afghanistan it's gonna keep.
Terrorists out but an Afghanistan that -- -- is going to be in the middle of the civil war at the same time we're pivoting to Asia what does that mean for our relations.
In Iran are stability to influence events in the -- of -- It's a really significant picture that this administration is painting was just -- even Middle -- -- just in case you can't talk about that as always good -- what -- talk about write part to cover all this -- a short time frame that you do well thank you very much LA's John.