Has President Obama made national security a priority?
Sen. John McCain sounds off
- Duration 4:29
- Date Sep 11, 2012
Sen. John McCain sounds off
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By President Obama taking to the campaign trail to -- his own foreign policy experience -- the same time attacking Mitt -- -- Just like their choice on domestic policy those choices when it comes to foreign affairs.
My opponent said it was tragic end the war in Iraq.
-- -- -- You won't tell us how -- and the war in Afghanistan.
And I have and I will.
And while my opponent would spend more money on military programs -- the joint chiefs.
Say we don't need won't make a safer don't want.
I'm gonna use that money that we're no longer spitting on war to pay down our debt.
But a shocking reports suggest the president has not even -- NASA security a priority in his own administration.
According to the Washington Post an editorial there during the president's first 12100 days in office he only attended his intelligence briefings about 44% of the time.
It's been -- has become even less joining us right now this is your reaction Arizona Senator John McCain is -- -- in 2008.
Your reaction to that senator.
Well I had to -- I'm not too surprised but this was the same Senator Obama who said the search would not succeed.
That it was doomed to fail this was the same president who has.
Pulled all of our troops out of Iraq without leaving a residual force and the place is unraveling.
Al-Qaeda is making a comeback.
The prime ministers and pocket of the Iranians they've just.
Sentence of vice president to death and that Afghan in Syria he stands by and watches thousands being -- -- Without even saying -- word on their behalf they need weapons with which to defend themselves they are being massacred.
And this president does -- in Afghanistan.
I'm telling you that it is unraveling there because all the president talks about -- withdrawal and leaving and you are seeing.
A resurgence of al-Qaeda there so.
As far some Middle East is concerned.
This president's national security policy has been -- -- this mobile abysmal failure.
And I wanna go back again -- Syria how can you not.
Speak up on behalf of these people who are being massacred by the hundreds.
Every day using Iranian weapons Russian weapons al-Qaeda and other terrorist organization it's.
It's mind boggling I have not seen a more feckless foreign policy since President Carter.
Yeah and a taillight he seemed to be getting a pass on it which is is staggering to many.
The defense firms are going to be looking at -- big time the defense military complex looking at big time downsizing.
Having layoffs are we looking at especially if she quit station.
Is allowed to go through this year.
Now sequestration was a provision put in an attempt to get an agreement about.
Reducing the deficit it was a mistake and today we should acknowledge that.
Now we are staring at a loss of a million jobs -- lost looking at the -- Nearly a trillion dollars in.
In income we are looking at a devastating impact on our economy.
The present United States has shown no leadership he should be calling us together we should be sitting down and that by the way.
The effects of this quote sequestration.
According to his own secretary sense would be devastating.
To our national security.
And that's what the uniformed leaders have said as well the president is sitting idly by watching as this train wreck approaches its total.
Lack of leadership or concern.
A -- lack of concern for -- our nation's security.
And I think it did that they uniformed men and women they're gonna be guided as well and many are concerned about their health benefits and being cut back.
Well they had their personnel have been exempted but what it would do is it would eliminate according to.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff our ability to respond yet.
To a national crisis and you know that that's pretty disturbing when you think about it and again is -- presidential leadership is lacking here he should be calling us together we can sit down and work this out to avoid this.
A -- -- well I'm not sure he knows what that means -- I'll leave it that senator you're -- which you -- getting the word out here on your favorite morning show so thanks so much for joining us today thanks again.