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What's been happening over the last.
Couple years is as we watch this tumult in the Middle East this rising tide.
Of chaos occurred you see al-Qaeda rushing and you see other jihadist groups rushing and and and their threw out many nations in the Middle East.
We ended the war in Iraq refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on nine elevenths.
And as a consequence Al qaeda's core leadership has been decimated al-Qaeda.
Is much weaker than it was when I came in office.
The candidates are seeing eye to eye and the threat of al-Qaeda al-Qaeda poses today with word for example is the terrorist group really weaker.
Will be joined right now by.
-- it was -- -- fighting al-Qaeda directly Scott Taylor Scott both candidates waited and al-Qaeda are they weaker today than four years ago.
Good morning Brian.
But I think that to say to the core leadership of al-Qaeda the statement itself is pretty misleading.
Of course we we took out bin Laden which is great and I applaud.
Everybody involved that for all many years.
But al-Qaeda is a -- organization.
It's has affiliates in many different countries.
And not quite frankly bin Laden hasn't been called the shots in those organizations since 2001 so that the statement itself is a little bit misleading do you think -- -- -- -- governor Romney was right.
When he said you can't kill we -- -- way out of this.
I do think he's right -- again is that it's a decentralized organizations and ideology.
Where you have affiliates that are springing up and popping up and in countries across the world.
So it yet you can't it's like that game or -- whack a mole or whatever it is.
You can't do that and two to say that it's that the core leadership has been decimated assist in the misleading statement because of decentralized organization.
A lot of people concerned about the defense cuts including governor Romney last night.
He brought that up and then here's the response.
From President Obama let's listen.
Our navy is smaller now but any time since 1970.
Or governor we also -- -- horses and bailouts.
Well do you think that was a cheap shot -- was he on the money.
Well we still do have not band that's in the inventory -- I think as a cheap shot -- -- Kind of a -- joke quite frankly.
And certainly not presidential also I believe we still need ships because we have these things called oceans and could someone -- China to stop building ships that we don't use them anymore.
Ships are not -- a date I thought that was it kind of odd did governor Romney didn't have a chance to follow up on that one.
-- -- have liked to seen that of course are not out -- of some and that's how.
Most of the world's cargo gets transported and we need shifts to maintain maintain -- open sea lanes for trade.
And to exert power over need to across the world Scott as a former navy seal -- -- both -- speak last night for ninety minutes about things that matter a lot to you directly which you.
Two and have done for a living.
Who do you think keeps America safer.
Well let me first say that there are thousands of men and women across the world today that -- put their lives on the line every single day and I couldn't be more proud of them.
But I think that -- out with the lack of leadership the disengagement the Middle East the job of manufactured false narrative to make this president look strong for reelection.
I think that that's.
The governor Romney.
Will keep a strong at home which will then help us be strong overseas around the world -- -- the governor Romney's worldview is rooted in reality -- not rhetoric.
And I just think that he's ready to be president that he will be the next -- night.
States and finally ten seconds or less 2014 we're all out of Afghanistan are you OK with Mitt Romney saying that an end -- -- Obama doing that.
I'm okay let's be out of that is as laws that we make sure that we listen to our commanders on the ground and we don't give the enemies any timeline of when -- -- -- out.
And make sure everybody safe on the way out of course.
But Obama I'm OK if the conditions on the ground warn us pull one -- absolutely in a safe and and not Smart.
Smart way former navy seal Scott Taylor thank so much for joining us and your service got.
Thank you -- got what.
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