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We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria.
And they -- From time to time so that we shouldn't worry everything you show me is unrelated to.
There -- actions and Charlie.
-- Paying any untrue.
Was secretary of state Hillary Clinton at a joint press appearance with Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Accusing Russia of supplying attack helicopters to be a solid regime.
In Syria which is using attack helicopters -- -- people.
And this is powered by welcome back and in terms of diplomatic language.
What the secretary of state said there was.
Pretty much as rough as you're gonna get.
Another major power in the world.
Out now dishonesty.
And arming and dictators show.
Is it like 1980 all over again why are we talking about the Russians.
In this election.
Let's figure that out fortunately we have two guys who can help us we sliced and -- at least -- cynical politics out of this.
In Garland Nixon and Jonathan -- -- OK so the issue here.
Is that Hillary Clinton who was saying those things.
But a few years ago a couple years ago I was saying very different things remember the reset button.
When the foreign minister Russian foreign minister came to town there and there it is right there she gave him -- little box with the reset button and then we're gonna.
Make it better after the bush administration and all of these things well now we've gotten to the point with Russia that not just on Syria.
But also as it relates to Afghanistan maybe in our ability to get stuff in there as it relates to Iran as it relates to a host of other issues.
Russians are being very troublesome.
This is something that the Republicans think that they can take advantage of so let's start -- -- Jonathan.
Mitt Romney has been looking for -- -- on foreign policy he's been looking for a -- on this finally with Russia.
He thinks that he has one can he exploit this to close the -- -- the president.
National security issue again I think that the key is reminding people that Russia is by its nature expansionist aggressive and territorial I mean everywhere that they have a boundary.
There are either being mildly in -- -- the least aggressive toward their drugs like saying Charles Barkley is by nature was by nature tenacious basketball player they're buying -- and aggressive and funny things they -- by nature aggressive at the borders and now has to inform your foreign policy and I think that's what Romney saying -- -- you can't just let them go walk over -- you can't let them walk.
Over Afghanistan over all the neighboring countries and they have a history with Syria going back to the seven he's gone back to the Cold War -- all drawn into the 1973 war.
With Israel because of their shipments are so.
-- you never know if you get when you're gonna hear hey Charles Barkley -- combined with the -- really really I got older and now you're gonna you're gonna get this and I like I.
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What the Joseph Biden said about Mitt Romney win Romney first started going down this path back in the spring let's take a listen.
Governor -- learned of the Cold War mindset.
Was part of a very small group of Cold War holdovers.
Who never met -- arms control treaty life.
That he was talking at new York university and he was attacking Romney because a few days before that that was back in April but few days before that -- and said.
That Russia was America's number one geopolitical -- in what he said that it created the Democrats thought.
This is great because Romney's overplayed his hand he started that about a missile control -- anti missile missiles.
And that good stuff and when he said that.
Team Obama -- and they sent by net to give a speech basically trashing -- how does that look now.
That we are all these weeks after that and Russia who and having seized power again -- been elected again.
And all of that stuff how does that look now -- Romney on calling Russia number when you look.
-- well I think the thing to keep in mind is in within what demographic for this reason keep the Cold War was a long time ago.
They say an older lighter Democrats and doesn't address the -- -- And a little wider demographic that's gonna be more concerned with Russia and the red scare when you get to the young people when he -- -- the multi -- when you say -- doesn't -- keep in -- now in two days.
International geopolitical dynamics.
88 -- a country such as China can -- -- geopolitical adversary and a critical economic partner at the same as this.
So it doesn't know that the issues of being scared of Russia doesn't work as well under the new dynamics with the young -- -- And I'm -- but I am sure that.
All -- brown Brothers and sisters -- -- out of luck out there there are many people who pay a lot of attention to Russia so -- -- -- I'm sure -- -- the third of whites view.
And Russia concerned demographic but I bet they're all credit to any anti Russian history experts out there in the minority community.
The four Romney.
There is a danger that.
About overplaying -- hand as it relates to this because.
For example Ronald Reagan in 1981 of the one of the biggest things he had to overcome -- one of the things that lingered out there for him.
Was that he sounded like a warmonger and the Democrats were able to paint him as trigger happy.
And it wasn't until he got to the debates in the fall Jimmy Carter all he seems our ride he doesn't seem like he is bloodthirsty.
For a war weary country as much as -- would like to press is it -- press -- advantage on Russian issues doesn't have to be careful.
Yeah I think he has project strength as the I think he has -- the fact that.
We're not gonna have you know be pushed around by Atlanta the country but at the same time he does have to be careful not to walk down the -- You know going into optional wars.
You know being surrounded by maybe the criticisms -- going to be that he's going to be -- by neo conservatives want to go invade all the countries again.
That's what he has just wasn't that if you just it's definitely the easy you need to be able to project strength without being too aggressive and I think that's about it it's.
Now out for the Republicans a -- and we've been watching some interest stuff happened with Ron Paul and Rand Paul and becoming big a surprisingly fast coming together.
With the anti war -- -- -- the Republican Party and the Republican establishment.
How do you see that play.
He's going to be interesting to -- which is what attacked Romney takes as we closeness of the election because when he actually has -- talk about -- to face to face with President Obama he's going to have to take a position right now -- -- kind of -- the line in both directions but I admit there's gonna come a time when he can't do that anymore.
What he says there's fissures in the right over foreign policy I mean it's thirty years ago everybody was all the Wright was anti Communist threat and there were a lot of -- on domestic policy right now they're all against tax increases but.
Are we more aggressive on the foreign policy or more -- isolated and I -- -- -- -- so there isn't orthodox conservative foreign policy.
And I think that that tension is something you can receive government Internet you know I love you I mean a lot of reasons mostly because you -- -- employ.
-- and that ended little power plays you'd like to eat but.
The VA because you know stuff like this marketing says the wrong translation on that reset button and you're right you know that when Hillary Clinton gave that reset button the first version was not correct and they had to take it back and do it over again -- -- outsmart it -- and I bet.
Clock -- that you didn't even have to go to Wikipedia get that OK so final question on.
-- -- etc.
And I want I want to hear from both of you on this.
In the end.
Does Syria really matter does Russia really matter or is that so subordinate to the economy that for any persuade -- voter it's not going to be that big -- deal.
I think it doesn't it it matters if it blows up if it goes if if if if we keep this kind of below level which is low level -- we're not getting slaughtered because -- a -- -- this thing's happening and we declared it won't matter as much of it goes blows up goes crazy both of these guys.
I agree under present you know we're back and -- 1982 again we're you know 20000 civilians slaughtered you know habitat and then it could open up that you know -- that's that that's the real unpredictable things is is you -- what are what are they gonna do.
Doesn't spill over -- as a blow up we don't know.
Does and as -- a former member of my high school history club you get the big.
Kudos you could have been you could have been part of our team would have been totally hot guys we thank you very much for having for being with us today.
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