Defending American Exceptionalism
Retired Army captain speaks out
- Duration 3:12
- Date Aug 30, 2012
Retired Army captain speaks out
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Our policy was another hot button issue last night big time think about it he got Republican superstars when it comes to foreign policy Senator John McCain.
As well as the Condi Rice talking about American exceptional -- and listen.
And always we have led from the front.
Never from behind.
That is the question of the hour prayer does America -- you see when friends or followers.
-- Don't know the answer that question unambiguously and clearly.
The world is likely to be a more dangerous and chaotic place.
-- right now is a man I'm sure that those speeches resonate with who agrees with both McCain and Secretary Rice is the author of the bestselling book -- -- platoon is so like he lived out in the field.
Retired US army captain -- -- now John welcome back hey Brian how the government finally we're talking about foreign policy and you do speeches about this defending our defenders because she feels alien stick up for the guys still fighting these wars of the guys who did fight these wars did you hear what you want to consider McCain and former secretary of state.
I absolutely did I mean Senator McCain and Condoleezza Rice are people that I greatly admire and let me just put it to you simply America stands on the brink of a bleak future.
Our enemies don't respect us without our strengthen the resolve to use it rogue nations like Iran and North Korea do not have a deterrent.
Are our rivals are making power plays and haven't made in five years I mean they're seeing -- seeing our weakness as an opportunity to exploit.
And our allies are losing heart.
They look to America for leadership.
For bold decisive benevolent leadership -- find nothing but yet they complain when we do particularly do you understand the frustration the American people socialize America get their hands dirty and everything yet.
Well I mean you know I think I think eight we America is a noble nation and we have a risk of a moral responsibility to be involved in and the preservation of human -- all around the world I mean that's what it -- to be a benevolent superpower.
Let me consider in the most destructive tsunami that hit southeast Asia in 2004250000.
People were killed.
Go to those stricken people call to China Russia North Korea know they called for America called for the US Marines and we saved lives and now -- staring at budget cuts.
We might have a 10220000.
That's jobless because they gonna get axed because sequester and other pentagon budget gap absolutely I mean this this president might be.
Overseen the largest reduction in force since the Cold War hundreds of thousands if -- probably hundreds of thousands of devoted patriots who received their pink slips in the months to come.
And and my question is how what commander in chief has ever made a nation weaker during a time of war.
I think I'd like to have the question answered and you found at a special forces.
Soldier lost his life in the field and the full letter they got to from the president.
Yeah well I spend most of my time right now fund raising for fallen soldiers to raise money from for their memorial funds and I found out this morning.
That the letter that that a friend of mine.
Had received from the present at the navy -- that was -- that was killed and an extortion seventeen.
But the form letter electronics and out of form letter from the president of United States didn't even have the time to sign his signature to a letter for -- for a fallen navy -- what what is the name of as the name of the -- great book.
I would -- -- again John thanks.