US foreign policy in jeopardy?
President says we will only engage in necessary wars
- Duration 8:25
- Date May 29, 2012
President says we will only engage in necessary wars
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Back to Hannity -- it as we've seen time and time again President Obama often confuses official presidential functions with campaign events.
And yesterday during his Memorial Day remarks -- Arlington national cemetery.
The president appeared to be looking to score a few cheap political points with his friends on the left when he said -- As commander in chief.
I can tell you that sending our troops in harm's way as most wrenching decision.
But I have to make.
I can promise you I will never do so -- successfully and answer.
And that when we do we must give our troops a clear mission in the full support.
Of the grateful nation.
Of course what was missing from that speech was exactly what our commander in chief means by quote absolutely necessary to -- -- to debate the issue.
Fox News contributor Liz Cheney and the highest ranking military officer ever like that a congressman.
And that's former three star admiral democratic congressman Joseph suspect has welcome back -- the program it was a politicizing that -- You know actually shot I think that -- that president said at Arlington is what any commander in chief would say I think for all.
-- use of force is a last resort.
You know my concern with President Obama is much more if you look at you know for example what's happened in Afghanistan which is that he did commit the force he committed the surge forces.
And then proceeded to deny every recommendation every request by the commanders on the ground once he committed to force and terms of the size of the number of troops they needed in terms of the amount of time they need to be in Afghanistan.
And -- -- a situation where -- pull on those troops out on a purely political timeframe which I think at the end of the day that can't be positive for US national security.
Congressman I'm not gonna play for you something off my father by the way served four years in the navy more -- to.
And something I liked about you Sean sit well I get that from him that's a good part of me when my mother was the other good pardon the bad part -- -- But it all seriousness.
I have a hard time understanding.
This part when the president said this both in 2008.
And when he's repeatedly in a speech referred to navy corps.
Not coordinate -- play for.
And the compassion and decency of the American people is express.
Through the men and women.
-- On this Memorial Day.
As our nation honors it's unbroken line of fallen heroes -- see many of the men in the audience here today.
Our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
The last -- I'll say probably just made a mistake Memorial Day and veterans that are given that -- But to repeatedly state -- but I think he's had three -- four times.
In one speech he's written from a teleprompter.
What I -- -- -- interpret that that.
How did you tell me out what that because I don't think you know what it Korman was.
Yet you know Sean yeah actually embarrass me because I can remember working at the White -- direct defense policy for President Clinton.
Nominated guy is half and he was gonna be on an aircraft carrier and -- -- made the mistake of saying.
V crews there.
America I gotta tell -- at some of this is just staff work because he's got a lot to wave at one point is what you asked if I could support Bollywood jaskol isn't very well responded.
President Reagan said it so well probably one of our strongest commanders in chief.
That the use of the military.
Is always and only used in a last resort.
And I think that's the big issue here always making the right decision how when when we use our men and woman not whether someone missed pronounces something doesn't stop -- -- up to speed.
And that's what I think shall we hey you focus on weight if he's reading the teleprompter.
Does he not know the difference between -- men and corpse man says he never seen the -- -- -- before this is why -- is the commander in chief.
I'll I'll give a Memorial Day and veterans day I'll just say already DIC's many of you out here on Memorial Day well no they warned -- -- But I think it was probably an honest mistake -- corpsman.
Court turning to repeatedly published.
Somebody I should just told -- on to say doc I just saw -- -- Gettysburg battlefield yesterday I met her right cheek of course meant to court and how tough.
And what I said is how are you doing dot but I think there's bigger issues afoot here about.
Commanders in chief and who were going to lead this nation because when you have to make that decision do we have a commander.
Now and in the future was actually going to read -- -- the cost vs the risk of any SE really stepped into it it's worth it for our men and women -- put down as they -- their lives -- -- -- make it too much of that or is it a little bit.
I was -- on taken aback by that I think that's a big deal to me well.
I you know at strikes me that he the president himself didn't know how to pronounce -- word -- -- got -- an everyday around him who knew how to pronounce the word that the I do they but they let you know but I'm sorry you know the president is that we're dealing the president views.
As you know on his you talked about so much on there there's just real danger here with the president -- Doesn't understand his policies don't reflect the fact that the world is safe -- when America is ascendant.
Who is getting very important advice from his commanders on the ground both in Afghanistan and we learned just last week gap.
The S cent com commander asked for you know additional.
Troops -- -- trooper in the -- golf basically.
Initial carrier battle group and you the president said no so I think get a you've got a situation where.
The president is he's there I'm sure aren't comfortable with committing the force and you know at the end of the day if people don't realize that they can count on the United States if they don't understand that our enemies need to fear us and our friends need to count on -- The world in fact is a less safe.
-- and you -- congressman I think this is a point loses made and I made I don't know how a president you know I predicted with pinpoint accuracy the Muslim Brotherhood there ascendancy to power.
The rise of Islamic extremists he didn't see coming.
I think he's rather naive when it comes to Iran for example I don't think you know the idea that they can come up with a grand bargain and the Iranians can be trusted to.
Pursue nuclear power but they promised not to use of Ford nefarious reasons is not something -- final.
You know assistant Sean I agree that we cannot have I ran ever get and you -- the weapon.
But I also believe that before you put our men and women in harm's way.
That that last resort abuse in -- military have you tried everything else and today Sean what you have seen and I ran.
Is that they have Consumer Price Index is an unemployment skyrocketing in the re out the value of its currency -- rock bottom they can't even buy any longer.
Any -- -- -- -- -- second although oil as a city Nazi nobody will take it into their ports.
Because we were successful in having Lloyd's of London give notion tanker.
That if it's carrying oil insurance and second we have decertified all their tankers that 39 a super -- -- -- I ran.
That they are unsafe to -- imports let me tell you.
I want the military option on the table but the back of the table never off of it.
And I think he's done the right thing to try to bring down I ran in the right way -- -- for -- men and women in harm's way I'm sorry I let -- Congressman -- sorry but at the same time that those things have been happening economically had IAEA certified that.
He Ronnie -- in just the last few months between the time of the last two meetings.
-- in -- increase their stockpile of enriched uranium there's no evidence that those sanctions although they may be having a negative economic impact on Iran.
Are having any negative impact on the nuclear program and you Ronnie -- themselves have said.
Their strategy is working in their strategy to basically keep the international community talking while they.
Work towards developing a weapon is in fact working from their perspective.
Our guys were -- we -- we -- we got a lot of promise -- today to new anti virus flame that is now taking down within that in our country not only all the information off the Central Bank etc.
once again -- it'll take down the centrifuges let's try all this before we put -- women that we try to not -- recession it's always good ideas for.
Answer I think that we just tell the Israelis and gave them the logistical support that they need and including bunker busters I think we've probably.
That would be -- -- the entire world liberals say thanks both of it was -- thanks for having us on this coming up that Romney has just now.