What is President Obama's foreign policy track record?
Author Bruce Herschensohn responds
- Duration 6:04
- Date Sep 12, 2012
Author Bruce Herschensohn responds
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-- -- tell you about right now to dramatic stories unfolding in the Middle East at this hour in Libya.
Angry mobs attacked the US embassy in that Ghazi the associated press and Reuters both reporting.
That the US ambassador to Libya and three American staff members had been killed.
In a rocket attack.
Another American staff member was killed earlier in the day in a fire set by protesters right now the State Department is only confirming that victim.
It is Egypt protesters scaling the walls in the US embassy trying to burn the American flag and then ripping the flag apart.
Get this -- a black Islamic flag in its place.
Often used as a flag of al-Qaeda.
So after that the US embassy there.
Originally initially apologized back the White House has since walked that back so what should the response be.
Bruce Hirsch and -- -- the author of Obama's -- Abandonment of the US allies around the world he's also special.
Deputy assistant to President Nixon and appointed to the transition team for President Reagan he joins us from the City of Angels morning papers.
Good to see him it's good to have you on a morning where there's so much breaking international news -- what what do you make.
The United States' response.
After these people go crazy over there regarding his -- film -- that was clearly anti Muslim.
And -- on your response -- could be the response was unforgivable.
Two in any -- start talking about our beliefs.
That that are close to those who are condemning this.
Who -- are condemning the film.
Good lord we should be demanding.
Of not just an apology that's too simple word.
But we should be condemning what was done to -- both in Egypt and certainly a big -- -- -- this morning.
Just about twenty minutes ago to hear that the ambassador was killed -- -- -- -- along with three -- these are all acts of war.
And and America a US embassy should be as safe is your living room.
If you are overseas.
And you go to wouldn't embassy of a foreign country you are in that foreign country.
And bit by -- hole by all international law those are acts of war you liberal -- you can.
And we have to real weak we have to stop calling these things man -- disasters.
And workplace violence.
And that would something like this happens.
-- don't even condemned the acts of those people.
Were perpetrating such violence.
On our property and now are people so what you President Obama to do today if you were advising him what would you tell.
For God's sake stay home would be commander in chief.
To -- come out and give a statement.
Certainly you should give a statement it a statement should have been given yesterday.
To -- the statement that was given from the US embassy in cut in in Cairo.
To denounce that and say that we condemn what those protesters did they birthday -- -- -- they.
Started a fire they -- took down the flag of the United States put up an Islamist.
We are at war and we better say who world war against -- stop using all of these funny words.
We're -- against radical Islamist terrorists.
And say it.
Well it's it's an active war abide country Regis -- billions of dollars to in Egypt you know -- -- whether Muslim Brotherhood and then in Libya that we just.
Pioneer -- their freedom.
And expulsion an ultimate death of their dictator but in the big picture.
How could it you know it's got to be -- because it's not the government attacking our embassy it's the people attacking our embassy correct.
Absolutely and that's exactly what we say it doesn't have to be -- wants -- can be very direct.
We -- in war against Islamist.
Radical Islamist terrorists he couldn't make up up a number of other phrases if you want to.
Nothing that's been used by this administration.
Even will use the word Islamist.
They just won't -- they won't use it yet edit edit and that had that has to stop.
And that will do what we do go in to combat one of the things that this president did he gets into office.
And almost as soon as he's in office he gives a timeline we're gonna be out of Iraq by a particular day we're going to be out of Afghanistan by particular date.
-- I just say this that when you.
Our recruits in the US armed forces the first -- -- told on the first day of basic training.
The only thing you can never tell an enemy is your name rank and serial number and now we have a commander in chief who tells the enemy what we're going to leave.
That's it's a good point.
Before you go Bruce we we've heard the president United States.
Discrediting Mitt Romney on many different topics but he's attacked.
The Romney on foreign policy said he simply has no experience and yet when you look at.
The history of the guy who is now present -- United States he did you have any foreign policy experience before he became president.
-- zero foreign policy experience.
And you know a lot of trust a man with great instincts and I believe that George Romney has them.
Over anyone who doesn't have those instincts of seems to have instincts on the other side look what we're doing.
We are not only abandoning we're insulting allies of the United States we're running short of allies and you can imagine how someone like.
Can -- King Abdullah of Jordan feels right now.
There were demonstrations against him this weekend does -- think -- -- gonna come to his defense after what we -- to about bark.
And Ben Ali and -- of Yemen.
Not a chance where he knows that he's in trouble deep because he doesn't have a friend were certain.
-- in your book is called Obama's global presence abandonment of US allies around the globe thanks for joining us today.
Thank you right now to the rest here headlines ever.