Has foreign policy failed in the Middle East?
Florida Congressman Allen West weighs in
- Duration 5:34
- Date Sep 13, 2012
Florida Congressman Allen West weighs in
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-- a quick look at the events of this week demonstrate very clearly just how badly the president's approach to US foreign policy is -- and especially in the Middle East.
Now while he's been busy on the golf course over a hundred times and outrage of money and playing basketball and going on expensive vacations.
The Muslim Brotherhood was able to rise to power in Egypt and by the time the president woke up.
Well was too late to do anything about it so instead.
He's decided to a piece to this radical organization with close ties to terrorism by funneling billions of US tax dollars into Cairo.
And although he refuses to meet with the prime minister of Israel.
Officials from the Muslim Brotherhood -- -- welcome to the White House in recent months but somehow despite being a president who inexplicably took office with zero foreign policy experience.
He has the nerve to look directly into the camera and say this.
My opponent and is running -- are.
No good to foreign policy.
From all the way seeing that burden.
-- -- to take us back to an Arab blustering and blundering the cost America so dearly.
And I carries a lot -- coming from a guy who spent more time be in a community organizer who adoring the 2008 campaign.
Referred to Iran Cuba Venezuela.
As tiny countries they're not a threat.
And joining us now as we cover our continue our coverage throughout the Middle East and their crisis.
Is Florida congressman -- west congressman welcome back to the program thanks for being with us.
Right let me see if I understand this.
We have the new president of Egypt referred to Israel as vampires he's been part of a terror organization his entire adult life.
The Muslim Brotherhood is calling for more protests in fomenting a lot of this today.
The Muslim Brotherhood got to meet the president of the White House they get two million taxpayer dollars a year.
Help me out here.
Why would only give them a red cent.
Also on is very simple it's great to be with you -- because we're operating in fantasy land.
What you see -- from President Obama and the Obama administration is what they're called -- two in the Islamic world when you look at the speech he gave a Turkey.
When you look at his -- into the Saudi king and the interaction there when you look at what the speech he gave the universe of Cairo.
They see weakness and as governor -- that they see a policy of appeasement.
The Muslim Brotherhood has a plan for the United States American also North America.
It's called explanatory memorandum it was an uncovered -- Northern Virginia doing an FBI -- Back in May of 1991.
And it's very clear what -- -- their purpose is also when you read their charter.
This is group that is very closely tied to -- terrorism and all of these subsidiary of Islamic terrorist groups.
Really have the Muslim Brotherhood is the grandfather organization which was established back in the 1920s.
Right it could explain -- -- -- seems to me congressman colonel we have -- we're at a tipping point anti American certain sentiment anti American violence is growing.
And we've got a president.
I don't even know it I don't even think appeasement.
Is is it is the right word as much as he is weak and the people in the Middle East.
All they know with strength and that's straight -- about being backed up by a commitment to follow through.
It seems this president just projects weakness and as a result.
His outreach has resulted in what we see.
Here my wrong.
No you're absolutely right being in that part -- neck of the woods for about forty months of my military career they only understand strength of my.
When you recognize Ronald -- three critical words peace through strength.
If -- a call back would do -- the Reagan administration.
When he uncovered that Libya was behind the Germany Disco bombing Disco attack to -- some American soldiers give me Italy where right after Moammar Qaddafi is set him down but I don't see.
Just like -- Australia us daring in the United States to act.
So what's President Obama does the American flag -- -- at these embassies around the world right now I'd like to don't answer that.
What does the president do they're mocking us they are provoking us to act what does what does president appease -- do here.
Well I think first of all you have to understand that a sovereign piece of the United States was attacked when you -- an embassy.
That's just like to attack in the homeland -- -- say it's America's no different.
And we also have an ambassador -- -- Americans those killed so this is a blatant attack.
Has nothing to do -- this silly little FaceBook video that came out six months ago and for us to try to use that.
There's some type of bludgeoning tactic against ourselves just furthermore emboldens them.
So what we need to do is have very harsh diplomatic stance first and foremost to get our American citizens.
Get these embassies closed down -- we polity to look at the represented -- diplomats from these countries and tell them to go home.
-- figure out what they're going to do as far as the relations that they're gonna have the United States of America and how they're able to control radical Islam -- -- in their countries.
It's very clear that they are taking this out of being enemies of this state and now we need to send -- message of furthermore the conditions that we have a place for off funding.
We need to make sure those conditions stay and we should not let up on those conditions and -- provide another cent.
And I'll point out congressman.
AM in the morning and it's still going on and it's -- on and other places around the world as well but we appreciate being well you have to be you have to be very concerned because Friday prayers are coming.
Absolutely -- intensified.
All right congressman -- -- gonna -- -- thanks for being with us.