White House defends ‘kill list’
Dee Dee Benkie and Mark Hannah debate if it will cost the president political support
- Duration 10:17
- Date May 30, 2012
Dee Dee Benkie and Mark Hannah debate if it will cost the president political support
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Right messed -- -- little panel now talk about this and other issues and have Mark Hanna who's a former staffer to -- presidential campaign.
And also in -- Also I on the bed with and what George Bush Administration as well so play and I I slight that is going highbrow and fox.
Grind it out white out -- watch I didn't.
-- -- -- -- Brouhaha over the issue of the drone strikes and whether or not.
This administration -- be more creative in the -- it deals with.
Collateral damage this morning David Axelrod was in that conversation or there's something different political issues that that -- he is now in the planning and end defense and that sort of business all of a sudden.
But you know I just that we need to make sure that the military -- defense has the up funding that they need and unfortunately this administration.
They're cutting more and more as far as this mean this is getting into who you truth is getting into something that.
-- that we perhaps are nice experts on.
But what we do know is that in the Middle East now our relationship there is not good -- it that is that this particular situation is hurting.
That's again it's deeper that trouble and at least that's not got.
The Obama administration is spared no expense and aggressively pursuing.
All are targets in the Middle East and the reality of the matter is.
Sort of all the action and all the al-Qaeda.
Threat to the United States no longer exists.
In Afghanistan where we've you know responsibly brought that war to a responsible end.
But it's a lot of it's in Yemen and and Yemen is just detained about a terrorist potential terrorist activities I think.
The Obama administration by turning its attention to and targeting some -- very specific drone.
Attacks in Yemen is is doing everything in its power.
With the full force of our our intelligence community.
Cue to stop the war period -- thwart terrorist activity and in -- let's not forget al-Qaeda in Yemen.
In and the damage done by the the Bush Administration not to not to look too far back but.
They'll Qaeda in Yemen has started using the rhetoric of the Bush Administration now and its started it parroting their slogans they've said if you're not with us you're against us just like George W.
Bush said so.
I think the president has a lot of moral authority going in there.
I think as -- blaming.
As much cash that can't be one day when I don't blame bush okay where we can let's today blame.
Romney now and I think now so everything that's happened -- -- -- I mean frankly I think that his sort of off the cuff while I don't know whether -- were up the cup but.
Comments about Syria.
And the president sort of muscular diplomacy that he's aiming at Syria right now in -- turning the international community.
You know kicking out are basically serious top investors -- just yesterday after the horrible massacre that happened over the weekend.
Mitt Romney's amounts of -- arm the rebels and this is an idea that is just mind boggling to anybody whether you're a top Republican in in the House Intelligence Committee.
We're in the national Security -- -- Mitt Romney's foreign policy experience actually -- dvd that having.
Out of military pets -- overwhelmingly endorsed parliament.
Must confess I -- none of that it's hard to drone strike in what is it administration to do worry that the awareness of situation where the public doesn't want appetites and troops.
So overseas period the end this is you know 21 century warfare we were doing this and given the fact that we are having to look for other ways without putting boots on the ground.
You're gonna have problems are going to be collateral dependent collateral that.
Going to be out there that's -- military have the support that they need at this point especially to -- Memorial Day and you know we have -- kinds of needs and I think our military needs to be taking care of them.
Truly the appetite is there Fort -- strikes.
You know in the Middle East however.
Think that it's important to support military and that more in ways that.
Our soldiers and helping -- get jobs as they come back and so forth.
No no no disagreement there I think he's absolutely right and I think that James is reporting a very interesting because I think that the you know whether.
The level of collateral damage and civilian deaths that occur as a result of these demonstrates is this a cause for concern for sure no matter.
You know what our objectives are there and and how successful we've been and achieving those military objectives we never wants -- it for any military activity.
To be having the sort of byproduct of -- -- goodwill.
That the Obama administration has restored in the world.
Before toward America so I think that I think that it's absolutely imperative that.
Any activity that you know this is kind of a mind boggling ages of of robotic warfare -- -- -- right and it's only a matter of time between before our adversaries start.
You know getting the kind of technology we have which are these drones for example.
So that mean you you know if you need one wonders whether the you know how long it is.
Before we see sort of terminator style.
Literature -- And I just think about how much has -- under arrest him nervous talking about Brown's hearing using your -- -- on our soil that's -- and we -- and we're starting to do it police department so all over the country are actually you know.
Purchasing from there and there's something like 20000 drones now that the military has no -- -- -- -- Afghanistan and Iraq are winding down to they're going to redeploy those and police departments throughout the country and and.
Except -- as charming rather who really I think over an example here is going to be the guy takes a village shot -- -- rocket launch area you know -- and blasts the drone out of the air around me.
Is it that's got to be careful you're the first person does have because people have a death I have no appetite for that you know not what -- in our country and.
Hovering over us back -- and listening upstairs right now from arrival of the fact that Romney decided to wade into these waters.
A lot of us are surprised by this because he doesn't have all the facts in front of him doesn't really know what.
Intelligence -- White House has in front -- it when it comes to dealing with this mess and.
The -- it's.
Who are not sitting president -- you are.
Someone who has not -- through this before.
He's trying to -- try to feel out trying to say hey you know I want to -- -- and I -- be able to.
Had a statement crosses the finish of the campaign can't stay away from at the moment I mean if you don't wanna get to pick me.
Stick to things verbally at the path right they discuss the official nominee got the number of votes he needed delegates up I think he would have all I'm saying I just thinking you're going to Muddy Waters there because you don't have.
That all the information from.
President hasn't -- what -- to -- to jobs or the other yes -- -- that's right now understood.
After or even though -- -- he was governor of Massachusetts Massachusetts was 47 -- -- -- -- job -- but -- I -- With -- whom I think that you know Mitt Romney is totally gone out on a limb here trying to insert himself into.
A major foreign policy.
Event that is unfolding as we speak and to come on and just he's not second guessing the president.
He's also second guessing National Security Council in the House Intelligence Committee that's an important gap presidency -- -- good so let us know what he went about this -- -- will do absolutely but as you said he's sort of listen though he hasn't.
They're so limited right now because we saw what happened.
When Libya you know when we saw and the fact that Syria.
John McCain another -- early on calling on us to go and do more for Syrian the rebels there and there was no.
Rush on that one from Capitol Hill nobody wanted to do -- don't want to get involved that accent is different it's a hole but it is a whole different parent.
But yeah -- -- very little -- -- but definitely hand it.
It's better definitely can't airplane all the jobs it created a 100% so yes and unsafe air -- he to touch upon this is probably a good thing somebody could very well be our president.
So you wonder what it sort of the signal it sends to the rest of the world when they look at us and look at our sort of domestic politics and see that there is you know profound disagreement between the approach that the president and and the House Intelligence Committee is recommending.
And contender for the there presidential.
Who's who's running some some -- like Mitt Romney who's running for president.
So it doesn't you know I agree with the -- that he's trying to test out and learn about this stuff and frankly you know this is a person who has said that you know the commander in chief is doesn't need to be a foreign policy expert when it comes to matters of crucial national security and foreign policy what you would do is sit down with his attorneys and figure out all the details.
Now I think he's now I think he's now I think he's talking about you know.
You know a lot of unless they're not Obama there's a lot about not -- form policy expert either candidate when it started out -- but that he wouldn't of the Obama wouldn't have had and dare I say this sort of arrogance potentially to come out and say this while there's a -- And she -- making decisions.
It -- decisions that are unfolding right now.
And -- with how.
I think the Afghan war and the Iraq War I mean he's talking about foreign policy initiatives that are.
That as an as a sent as a legislator he had intelligence briefings that the current -- the former governor of Massachusetts doesn't have so it to your point about Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee.
And Democrats as well having this type of intelligence and being able to make recommendations based on that.
Doesn't happen right now I think he's trying to assert -- He may be our president so get him to take a look.
Take it had a chance to do you know he's going to happen people that are working with -- already -- -- policies that he had.
I mean already -- this martyrs who diplomats and the people in the visited the military minds in the foreign policy minds.
Are advocating this approach is a very complicated issue very and and there -- you know there's no easy answer right now.
But I think that you have to be figuring it out in the context.
Campaign rhetoric is very difficult I think.
Can't make an impressive he's entitled.
That's opinions visitation that I have it hidden and also talk about how he would -- -- he would do apparently does that I want I want to know if you and we kind of what you would do and I think it system that shows.
Remarkably poor judgment welcome on the corner -- attachments well.
Vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama campaign already appalling he went public hasn't support -- all the polls over the weekend I haven't seen okay -- But let's look at people like.
It doesn't mean they don't exist yet but yet -- Maybe I -- you beings are classic.
That's usually support the Republican senators -- that because there are responsible usually equipped.
This policy though the military men women vote for the -- found that -- a -- -- could --