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This week we see the president hopping on Air Force One here just moments ago but as you leave to the -- with Whoopi Goldberg and the other ladies on the view this afternoon.
The White House says his schedule is to jam packed to squeeze in any face to face meeting this week.
As Chris Wallace mentioned the critics are holding up what is basically televised campaign appearance that's where the president's priorities lie that there.
-- me now former deputy president George W.
Bush Bradley -- -- former pollster for Bill Clinton and author of the book 52 reasons to vote for Obama.
Bernard Whitman gentlemen welcome -- and so.
You know in that there is -- a fair debate to be having Brad when you heard Robert Gibbs today.
We have this magic invention called telephones.
And your president every day every minute of every day you don't have to take advantage of being in New York City when man -- -- world leaders are there to it to engage in diplomacy in out.
Well -- the cat tail wagging the dog I know something about this I scheduled the president for three years George W.
And and quite frankly we would have had time for the view because it would have been jam packed with bilateral for the Waldorf where world leaders were coming one after the other to sit down with the president.
And have a discussion something that that where you really can't accomplish on the other end of a telephone there's no substitute to sitting down with a leader and the other people that he brings to the meeting to talk about the heady issues look.
If everything which was great in the world you still want to have the kind of reaction and bilateral should have would warrant foreign -- the fact is the we've we've just had the largest terrorist attack.
To the American people on September 11 the eleventh anniversary our ambassadors dead three other Americans dead.
Millions taking to the streets against America burning the flag Europe is an economic meltdown China is building a blow to navy and the president doesn't have time.
To meet with world leaders that -- the other way around.
-- he should have time to do -- do but this White House has priorities into this president.
Politics is show business and it feels much more comfortable sitting down with a celebrity that he does.
A journalist Bernard I think -- -- -- laughable that this -- to school and the president on how to conduct.
A 41 look look at the record let's look at the facts that the but what does president for the cops subpoena appears he ended the war in Iraq -- Where that we never got to excuse me let me finish you know he now let's until you know I'm magnolia hi beautiful -- Bernard we let stand point we're not looking back over the three years to talk about and when you let that.
The question is is it -- for them to criticize him for meeting with the ladies of the view but not world leaders -- not.
And yet the good foreign policy record it absolutely is because we're talking up -- we talked about benefits we ought to talk about the benefits are to the American people.
And how the American people viewed as a leader.
Bernard determine whether or not you -- I -- -- -- I do what we are a lot of talk about the audit uncovered here tonight but a lot of time in the morning trying to megabits that you know what that -- example.
With all due respect -- -- -- but what we should be talking about a -- what the American people should be talked about we should look at what the results have been.
But this president has been able to deliver in terms of foreign policy how the American people view this leader -- your Fox News -- hasn't had a 5439.
It over Mitt Romney would it comes to foreign policy so obviously whatever this president is doing to end wars to get rid of Osama bin Laden.
To take out terrorist is working -- of the fact that the.
I don't think -- I don't think you do President Obama any favors an arguing his side when he won't stand on point Brett I'm trying to talk about whether.
For forget made pat -- about what this -- super purses -- mean he's been the best president on foreign policy we ever as a birthday in happier.
The question is whether this.
Makes sense to go on the -- To sit down with -- build -- with a -- radio show.
To begin with beyoncé -- -- while he's not meeting with these world leaders and while we have -- -- this trouble going on overseas that's all I'm trying to get it.
And I think it's -- I I think what's -- is sort of look at how the president operates look at the result that he.
Yet I'm not a target is scheduled -- time that the got to talk with the American people.
Through looking through listening to what the latest on the -- and -- -- so much the better I think this president delivered to secure world yes there are problems.
But the fact is every person does not get the chance to me that the -- the United States and just look -- WR or J.
Drew even -- all -- heat under it right than -- I want to meet with them.
Okay the practices but Brad you to stay -- stay on whether OK and again to get.
We could debate -- foreign policy whether working it would done that I wanna talk about the optics and I think that Chris walking to be going we're like why wouldn't you make time.
-- world leaders have a good looking need to do that -- does he need to do that because.
-- pretty Robert Gibbs had a point there are ways of communicating without sitting down eight at eight what does the grand benefit in being a prop from one another at the table.
It's incumbent upon the president of the United States to do the job that he's that he's called to do and that is to be.
Running our foreign policy -- that requires meeting with world leaders but -- it.
Every year the UN GA convened -- New York it's the largest gathering of world leaders.
In the entire.
Year why -- the -- the United States especially in these troubled times want to meet with them.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You may have some thoughts on making the world -- back I'm not sure but yet you because the one he's really taken most criticism for not meeting with is of course Benjamin Netanyahu.
Who you know some sources in Israel are saying -- that he requested a meeting with denied the White House that that's not true that that the president -- a busy schedule bop -- Why shouldn't he just sit down and meet with hand there somewhere saying.
That they don't believe Netanyahu like President Obama and politically at the Smart move not to fall into what is -- -- at but on the left Israel is is the key strategic ally of ours.
Well that's way above my pay grade to determine who he should be meeting with this president but it will tell you that Netanyahu pointedly said.
Rejected the attempt to stay you know the US is throwing Israel under the bus he went at least that -- -- that last week there is no bus.
Obama has been very steadfast in the supported destructing Benjamin Netanyahu understands that recognize that and sometimes the best way to deliver method is not to have a sit down face to face.
We are engaged with the Israelis as well as numerous allies in other individuals and states.
On a whole variety of fronts in the whole variety of playing than sitting down one on one so the -- can take a look at take pictures -- on the third best look at.
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