Biden says Bush WH was 'the problem' during Iran talks
Does the vice president have his facts straight?
- Duration 4:44
- Date May 9, 2012
Does the vice president have his facts straight?
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-- reaction to comments by vice president Joseph Biden on Iran.
He claims that global efforts to rein in Tehran's new program we're going nowhere and the US was the problem.
That is until President Obama took office here's the VP yesterday.
-- we took office remind.
There was virtually no international pressure.
We he wore the problem.
We work diplomatically isolated in the world in the region.
The international pressure on Iran was stuck in neutral.
Well joining us this KT McFarland the Fox News national security analyst and a former deputy assistant to the secretary of defense.
For President Reagan thank you as always for joining us so -- was speaking before a group of conservative rabbis he went on to say we were being criticized in European capitals for being unilateral.
Tehran had allies we -- neither fully respected by our friends nor feared by our opponents -- Our partisans like that dark ate my homework -- you know let's go blame George Bush.
The fact of the matter is okay George Bush didn't assemble the international community against Iran but.
-- they don't let it took him three years ago and he was busy extending a hand of -- -- around for the first barriers and now that he's assembled the international community -- -- -- for.
You know we had to reset with Russia we gave up the missile shield plan for Czechoslovakian -- and -- the Czech Republic and -- In hopes that Russia would help us with a -- hasn't happened person has continued in fact to help Iran's nuclear program.
We had a relationship with China we were gonna pressure the Chinese in fact the Chinese are buying more Iran's oil.
-- same with India we went to the Europeans OK the Europeans are gonna help us.
But the Europeans they have sanctions but they don't even coming -- a fact until July so I'm not sure what all this great.
-- -- international support is actually getting us in cold hard results we've seen some people characterize the Obama administration.
Diplomatic strategy as night eve would you say then yeah.
Because they wasted three years trying to extend his hand to friendship of President Obama by my account of it eight times every single time he was -- to make fun of by the Iranians and while we were extending the hand -- -- -- -- -- building up their nuclear weapons program.
To the point where now even the secretary of defense has said that if Iran decides to -- have nuclear weapons within here.
So anything that President Obama may claim that he sat and may be aware of -- feel better.
About getting together and stopping around that there's no actual deeds that they've done to stop -- -- -- listen to the vice president again not talking about how much better our relationship is with Israel now.
I'm proud of our record.
I believe no princes Harry -- who's done more for Israel's physical security of Barack Obama I'll forget.
If you think I'm just obviously prejudiced about the guy -- work for -- to take my word for this.
All right so how do we assessed the US relationship with Israel under the Obama unprecedented Vice President Biden haven't -- career for thirty years has been absolutely consistent.
He has never been in doubt but he's rarely been right and I think in this case it's the second the relationship with.
Israel by all you know all experts agree -- maybe the President Obama doesn't agree and maybe.
-- Peres and Netanyahu doesn't say it publicly but most people feel that the relationship -- never been more dangerous and certainly had.
Very -- meetings between Netanyahu and Obama at the White House is certainly had Netanyahu talking about Israel's got to defend Israel by itself.
And has to look at the Iranian situation and can't outsource its defense to the United States I think that a lot of this is an election ploy.
By the president not wanting to look like he's abandoning Israel just -- -- an election -- because.
There are some very pro Israeli Jewish voters and a lot of key swing states.
You know some people say that the US is doing more behind the scenes with Israel then they want to make public and that that objectionable Israel and spider participants -- that much hesitation.
And -- and making public about things they consider great success -- whether it's Obama narrator even matters the CIA foiled underwear bomber this week.
There is cooperation particularly in the intelligence communities between the United States and Israel.
For example the sniper weapon that we think slow down Iran's centrifuge programs nuclear enrichment program.
Who was that one -- command -- credit for but it was probably a combination.
Of Israeli and American intelligence probably -- done.
In the bush administration and not staffed by about so well and -- All right KT McFarland thanks as always.