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Jonathan Hunt direct granola is the -- spokesman.
For the lost Falwell try to Susan -- of course the last full US ambassadors to the UN also a form of foreign policy advisor to governor Mitt Romney.
When he was a presidential -- when and when he was actually.
Miracles were good to see you could see -- Libya we now would be that the FBI investigating team.
Has been -- Ghazi.
Three weeks -- The actual incident which cost the life all of ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
They stayed for 24 hours twelve actually -- -- and -- -- only on the ground for three what is going on with this investigation I think it did a lot of -- -- -- have been -- about it seems extraordinary that.
Journalists have been all over that compound.
And the FBI.
One assumes to a carrying weapons -- unlike the journalists have not been able to get that won't.
Is going on.
Well clearly we've had a media investigation which I think has been better.
Then what we have gotten and I think the question needs to be asked would we even have the FBI there with the Obama administration be doing all of this now if not for the pressure from.
Let's face it conservatives and conservatives pushed the media to do more they said this doesn't make sense.
Obama President Obama didn't speak out for fifteen hours when he finally spoke out after fifteen hours he condemned Mitt Romney.
We didn't see an aggressive answering him the 3 AM phone call from this administration and we haven't seen a follow up but -- -- -- the president is small in a sense to wait for the facts to rebel field insults absolutely not.
Why why don't.
What we have is a developing situation.
When you have a crowd that is developing in getting worse and they're taking over the embassy and they're putting their flag the Muslim Brotherhood flag.
Where the American flag goes -- and this is developing and you're getting information what is wrong with having the president of the United States come out and say.
-- this shouldn't be happening.
Don't do desk call up the president of Egypt and the president of Libya.
Say you have a responsibility call the UN let's see some action let's answer the 3 AM phone call and do something.
No one is saying that you have to rush to a judgment you.
Mitt Romney didn't rush to a judgment what he said is governor Ronnie came -- and said look I'm disappointed.
That we have a very weak response coming from the Obama administration I don't forget the weak response that that Romney was talking about was twofold.
18 Cairo's statement.
Which was rejected by Hillary Clinton.
However still put out in Cairo so Hillary's first secretary of state Hillary Clinton's first reaction to the statement was this is week it shouldn't the last.
Eight when you're talking about just -- to remind our view is usually about a statement put out by the US embassy stuff in Cairo which -- essentially.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Offense.
Your first reaction is to say.
Hey the film is terrible and how -- you say.
Get down to be -- the agenda down the administration rather not have control over that statement they could have gotten up and I don't I didn't have the time I disagree.
Every every US in the statement they should buy stuff.
Has to be cleared by the by the tall people at the State Department in DC there's supposed to be yes -- yes they are you there's there's the processes you're supposed to clear those.
Certainly the ambassador supposed to -- those right and it look at the end of the day I don't think that the Obama administration gets to play both sides of the fence on this you don't get to say that the good work of an embassy.
Credited to us an abstract strategy.
And then the bad work -- an embassy you say that's not us you you either are the president of the United States.
Or you are not the president of the United States and those embassies are.
Are part of the the US government and your administration so.
I don't buy that and it just to get back to the other point so when governor Romney said.
Look I don't like this -- statement coming out it was twofold it was the -- statement and the week.
Statement silence from the White House when you are not speaking out that as a weak reaction.
And I think that was the concern that the Romney camp had is you've got to say something -- this situation is developing why isn't the president or the secretary of state.
Doing something for fifteen and what's your silent as this develops and ultimately we now know.
Which governor Romney didn't know at the time.
That developed bean tragedy got so bad that the US ambassador was killed and now.
Why couldn't we speak out and calm the situation down well before we got to the point where the US ambassador was killed so what about what about now -- -- -- -- It up today I think I I hate to be cynical about politics in the election cycle and these kind of issues but -- but it wouldn't surprise me.
If we suddenly got an Oval Office statement at some point in the next few weeks saying.
We have taken out with a drone strike or -- cruise missile.
IE reveling Kampman in Libya were -- those who killed our ambassador believed to be.
Well I -- it too cynical or -- -- is that something that should happen anyway I think it should happen under.
I think you know you've.
Got to remove politics from this -- got to say okay we've got an election but I still have to be commander in chief.
And I still have to have the the the world understand it and that there is a consequence.
Killing a US ambassador you know we we also I'm troubled because.
We foiled this plot the the US intelligence agencies foiled this plot in Washington.
Some foreign ambassadors were planning on being killed them and and we -- that.
However there was no reaction from the Obama administration they said that they would deal with that that that we would have some sort of harsh reaction and nothing has happened since that.
There's this pattern now.
That I think al-Qaeda and terrorists and and all the bad guys are seen that.
There's not a lot of consequences coming from the Obama administration that is a dangerous slippery slope that I think.
Mitt Romney is trying to avoid he's trying to be able to say he's got to speak quickly he's not talking about immediately.
Growing and was you know air strike -- you have to be careful on that but to your point on Libya I think it's a really good one because the drone strikes remember.
Were part of the mobs.
Excuses for why they were developing they said Mohamed Libby and -- -- who was killed is a Libyan.
That they were outraged that he was killed the the -- in Egypt was screaming hey Obama.
We are Osama -- and I think that there is this this narrative that's developing in the Middle East.
President Obama is dancing on the grave of Osama bin Laden and many of the radicals don't like that now I don't think that we have to be sensitive to them.
But I do think we have to confront that and say Osama bin Laden was a bad guy and then if you're saying you're with him.
Then that's a problem right and and throw that back on the guy who's receiving billions of dollars.
In the US -- which is that the president of Egypt right this is his problem and we and we need to make sure that he understands.
That you don't get US dollars you'll get attacked the US taxpayer money.
Unless you are actually gonna produce crime that there are consequences -- money.
I wanna get you on not the situation -- Turkey and Syria quickly be poised to wrap this up.
The the Syrians fired mortars into Turkey.
Two days ago killed five civilians.
Syrian positions it immediately -- to that and then again yesterday.
How dangerous -- situation we in then now we have back to see this civil war become a regional conflict.
I think it's a very dangerous situation if you look at all of Syria's neighbors -- sectarian violence developing everywhere.
And every single country is worried about and you know.
-- -- on which in 2006 the Bush Administration helped push the Syrians out of Lebanon we've made so much progress and now we're seeing that go backwards.
The one thing that we have to be able to say about the Turks.
Is that Turkey has been a member of NATO since the early 1950s they're a very.
Well governed country they have their problems yes but this is it a mature country.
And the leaders are mature and I have full faith that they are going to hold back where they need to however.
You know if we had mortars coming across the border from Canada I think we would have to react right -- the prime minister said yesterday we do don't want war but we have the right and the ability to retaliate if -- and I think aired it on is doing a great job of trying to say suicide.
Look we said that you must go we said you have to stop this violence however.
You've -- hundreds of thousands.
Pouring out of Syria so this is a huge development problem it's now an issue for international peace and security which is the trigger point for that UN Security Council.
However the UN Security Council is ignoring this and I think that that is its -- -- I think -- troublesome for -- UN clearly canceled issued that statement late last night they just confirmed it in the canceled today condemning.
Strongly condemning the Syrian action but again.
No sign of consequences.
I communities of paper -- and written from the upper east side of New York is not gonna -- Caught up.
Very well put rich -- -- -- -- to fall US ambassador to the UN and formal policy advisor to -- candidate presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Great to have you here it kind of wonderful weekend still.
All right we'll take a quick break.
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