Has Obama created a Mideast power vacuum?
President's policy of appeasement under fire
- Duration 4:45
- Date Oct 21, 2012
President's policy of appeasement under fire
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Have come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning.
Between the United States and Muslims around the world.
One based on mutual interest.
And mutual respect and I considered part of my responsibility as brother of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam.
Wherever they appear.
But we all remember that one that was President Obama in Cairo Egypt in 2009.
At the time he was promising a new beginning with the Muslim world.
At some critics are arguing that America's credibility has taken a real -- Because of the president's so called appeasement policy.
They say the botched response to the attack and Libya is further proof that the administration simply missing the mark on the situation in the Middle East.
We'll join -- -- weigh in on this is Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson.
It can't get a good morning how are you you know the mideast is in terrorist flames -- today.
And unfortunately we've become a powerless witness to our own demise and destruction in the Middle East in terms of our relationships look at the near post today.
They watch them die.
This is the first in American history.
The intelligence and defense communities in the United States today at around the world must be hanging their head.
Saying -- in the White House let us.
Act and we are hearing now that there was as a drone an unmanned drone overhead.
And also that -- I was watching that's why office was watching it will -- goes -- but we're watching the rise of al-Qaeda were watching the rise of the Taliban.
Let's look at the mideast map and see where al-Qaeda the Taliban and allied organizations.
Are on the rise Peter is there are a country where we have a stronger relationship with.
Four years after President Obama know -- relationships have deteriorated and -- look at the numbers the empirical numbers Libya northern Mali.
Yemen Syria -- -- Lebanon.
Afghanistan Pakistan -- and -- -- Mauritania.
The Philippines around the world.
Al-Qaeda and its allied organizations are on the rise and we shall rise of the terrorist organization in the death of investment Stevens and three other great American.
Not just that Peter I feel like they did propaganda.
Value that yes so -- -- these folks have in that region of the world.
The idea that we can see people breaching our security gates at embassies and consulates around the web -- down the United States flag.
And those countries had the ability to respond they're supposed to respond they're supposed to provide security they didn't think enough of it to do what strongly enough.
Fast and well obviously did not -- and -- But the question becomes -- and get more information why didn't we act.
The question becomes not about the not about the cover on the date of the September 11 attack.
What time was the president told them we understand that this went to the White House situation.
What time was he told.
And what did he do to send troops or assets or fast teams.
To save our people in Ben -- -- if he did nothing.
If he did nothing then that is the shame of America.
-- becomes the ultimate issue.
Have we become eyewitnesses.
We -- eyewitnesses.
To the attacks on America without any actual standing by SR biased or at L and and that our sovereign US territory was breached in so many countries that -- did it and it continues to be and we know -- Ben -- we had two attacks in the red up there.
Outraged people just fit the vision of the US flag being torn down and another flag being -- -- even if -- me not enough attention it's it's.
Layer after layer after layer because it becomes an issue -- deception.
And trust what was done why -- we told what was done why do people lie about what happened on that day the motivations.
Here's the other question and there's so many questions that we need to ask on this Sunday.
Did we trade off.
And I have no evidence of this did we trade off the lives of our ambassador and three other Americans.
For that crap -- we afraid to fire into that crowd from above we have -- take on the militants in that crowd.
For killing other folks that were on the perimeter.
Where these people expendable.
As part of the mideast foreign policy who we afraid of inflaming.
The Arab street when we're so concerned about the resilience of the Arab Spring -- these are the questions that need to be a.
And the question is are we better off than we were four years ago in terms of our foreign policy -- well look at the -- Now country by country we have to leave it looked -- at eighteen -- -- -- you know this is something that congress is asking a lot of questions about so we have not heard.
The last it's beyond the tape Peter thank you so much of losing -- as a.