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That is more of my friends and colleagues making me blush here and I'm just blown away and to.
Let's see NJ and Lauren and everybody's who helped put that together I'm just I'm so touched and -- and Regina and everybody I'm just glad I'm blown away by this these people actually like you I think it's possible -- it's unlikely.
It is unlikely just as it is unlikely that I would have a colleague and friends -- generous as Charles Krauthammer can be with us today.
And as much fun as it is talking about myself and my friends.
Let's talk about something.
That is going on right now with the war in Afghanistan let's take a listen to Leon Panetta.
At a press conference in Afghanistan.
This big favor and just.
-- -- So that's the defense -- things that that the limit of his patients with the pakistanis and certainly there's a lot to be patient -- with the pakistanis.
They're not they are our most troublesome ally most -- is -- ally in the war on terror but really is there anything that we didn't want our patience is X expired.
-- I think really we can do.
When there is one thing that we can do and they've actually.
Steel rare occasion arises it's nice.
By the Obama administration that when they listen -- my -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Look there's nothing we can do about Pakistan.
It doesn't really have a government that sustained.
It's about two -- have together by the military which has.
This -- a double game with us it's -- that -- anti American -- that they've had this obsession with India of course it's there.
And they have an assessment Afghanistan as being a back door.
I think the Indian influence so they want to play the Taliban.
That's never gonna change all the incentives that we give them with the military is -- changes.
I mean we ought to use the levers as much as we -- -- -- -- -- thousands of it to stay out of patience but there was one thing -- an edited.
Two days ago he was in -- And the advice I -- -- this if you wanna get the attention of the Pakistan is easy that would -- and music and what he did there -- -- -- He -- we are ready to cooperate with India on all matters military we -- willing to -- the highest technology with India.
I can see us having joint maneuvers and we're basically announcing that we are shifting our strategy in South Asia.
From the center of gravity being Pakistan into the center of gravity the Indians.
Now -- 9/11 we did the right thing the secretary of state.
Picked up a phony -- leader Pakistani city got two choices the NL it was in the war in Afghanistan either.
Cut your ties with the Taliban I think that is over right -- horrible.
-- -- This is pretty unequivocally yes and that the pakistanis agree we'll now our -- his -- and we don't have that kind of threat that we couldn't hold -- them so we're not gonna get the cooperation have begun to use them but India has -- real interest in Afghanistan.
It has a real interest in loose nukes Pakistan its interest exceeds our -- yeah storm.
And the pakistanis two Indians have a degree and is nothing like -- resentment in the United States where so what we do -- -- delegate.
We're obviously relieved.
When I -- besides we're not -- -- our troops but we kill India.
Guys -- out here but we're on your side you're gonna have to do policing you have to do something about Afghanistan.
You know you could you -- -- it wasn't gonna put the pressure on Pakistan and you guys are here you know leaving here forever.
The pakistanis are more likely to listen to your -- Saber rattling or negotiations.
Ended with us I think that's the -- -- The interesting thing for.
Practitioners of crass politics as we are here.
Is this is this a seemingly every war that Americans don't like it situated that Americans don't like it but they don't seem to care about it very much.
It is a very odd situation I mean we are in the middle of the war.
And we're having substantial numbers of casualties -- check the numbers the other day.
In the bush years the highest number of American -- it was a 150.
Right the average under has about four.
So this is a significant water and it doesn't make.
And at least in part because of the bias in the media.
-- gave you every action and title of this.
John and kids.
We almost got into trouble if he's.
Do it flat flotsam and jets and I never knew what the difference it's in music jets and I'm seeing -- flotsam and that's.
We get every.
Over the head and exposes -- -- -- -- veteran.
Afghan war was a good -- all that stuff so we don't hear -- -- -- particular because we have Democrat in office and on the left is.
But nonetheless -- -- -- more but it doesn't figure at all and I hold accountable if people think it's an important way and I still limit keep in mind so that.
But he's a guy who tripled the number of troops right at -- number of casualties.
So you just can't and doesn't ever talk about just Tommy he says he's what he's his argument is back was.
We have to get out as the American people won't support the reason they don't support -- he's wanted to get out and has not made a single speech I think since.
December 1 2009 on this unless -- president is this is explaining war trying to get an expanding political.
Every president has been warned -- that he's done nothing that's why there's -- support and that's what I'm gonna have to X.
Well what the Internet says is.
Great -- says we can withdraw the cash and I assume there he's talking about.
As the president calls -- Pakistan.
Is that we give them like ten billion dollars a year we give Pakistan a lot of money basically to keep this.
Government in theory operating.
There is so.
The danger the concern of course people have is if you do that.
That government falls right away like that that's a same day delivery government -- situation and what replaces it it is much worse OK we have to take a quick break but we will get -- more of your questions.
-- Charles when we come back I'm sure you have a lot because he knows a lot.
And we will get his prognostications.
For the year ahead if power play makes it to two I was really sure that it was gonna make it wanted power play makes it to two.
What will we be talking about a year from now we'll do that when we come back so stick around.
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