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Is Mitt Romney channeling Ronald Reagan.
-- kicking off -- hard Tora London today next up is Israel.
Where Romney's meeting with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu elected -- but -- says.
The governor's foreign policy style is looking a lot less like this president's.
And a lot more like this president's.
KT what do you mean by that.
Thanks for us very symbolic I think that Romney is going first to London why because Reagan had a very special relationship.
With Margaret Thatcher prime minister great Britain and he really reinforce that special bond between the United States and Great Britain.
Secondly by going to Poland.
Where was -- you know what -- Ronald Reagan.
No American president would be visiting -- -- it would be behind the iron curtain yet Reagan brought down the iron curtain.
Won the Cold War without firing a shot so for -- to go to Poland at the end of his trip.
He really is putting his marker firmly down on the Reagan.
Side of foreign policy and I think also specifically Israel there's a personal connection between Romney.
And prime minister -- -- -- they worked together at Bain Capital and the relationship between President Obama.
And Netanyahu has been quite frosty at regardless of the spin control they get edit any body language pictures -- -- at least get two guys don't trust each other they don't like each other.
On -- -- but I'm wondering this comes only days after this I think.
Beyond -- awful treatment of secretary of state Hillary Clinton's -- he was in Israel -- pelting your card yelling Monica.
A lot I always argue that whoever secretary stated -- You don't do and you don't condone that you don't accept that and you certainly don't.
Give more money -- the folks who do is that up a message that could be coming for Mitt Romney as.
Well -- -- is a shrewd businessman I think he understands the idea that you don't give money to chlorinated foreign assistance now traces without expecting something in return.
You know he he criticized for example he criticized Obama for giving up that missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic getting nothing in return for -- -- when Hillary Clinton went to Egypt and she was -- she was treated a bomb an oblique.
The United States should have objected to that we get him over a billion dollars -- military assistance.
And we -- the only thing standing between them and the wolf at the door as Israel of those are very difficult economic times.
Throughout the rest of this year Romney is made it clear.
If -- if -- continues to give military and economic assistance to Egypt is only with the understanding that Egypt keep -- eastern it has that Israel.
And also moves towards good governance represented -- governance for all egyptians -- -- -- -- -- Steeped in experience and that's but I I just think when you -- good money after bad now to nefarious characters -- don't know who ultimately ends up on top.
That is not looking like a shrewd investments just from an investments.
Okay but here's the problem with it with Egypt and Romney has set and I think rightfully so Egypt as the kingpin of the Arab Spring.
As Egypt goes the rest of those countries go with Egypt goes in the direction of a liberal democracy.
Stable government you would have the same thing breaking out from the Atlantic all the way to the Persian gulf if you don't have that -- Egypt evolves into chaos if the Arab Spring.
Continues to be an winter of our discontent.
If Egypt has -- -- -- -- goes in the direction of the Muslim Brotherhood.
If extremists -- if it breaks at peace treaty it has with Israel.
The rest of those countries in the region -- policy it.
So by focusing on Egypt with a carrot and a stick held out I think it makes some sense I bet would go even further to say that here is the carrot you would have.
Egypt if you do keep your peace treaty with Israel.
Have at -- have the development of democratic development not go in the direction of the Muslim Brotherhood Islam -- -- if you go in the direction of the liberal democracy we're gonna help you we're gonna help -- economic assistance which you're gonna get from no place else.
But you you preaching -- crazy.
Any -- you better hope not because if they're crazy people take charge of Egypt we are gonna see an Islamic government and slapped between from the Atlantic.
All the way to the Persian gulf and that's -- world is going to be dangerous KT McFarland is a puzzlement I thank -- we'll.
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