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John McCain is demanding an apology from UN ambassador Susan Rice he wants to admit she was wrong to call a big -- attack a response to a video.
And we spoke with Senator McCain a short time ago.
Senator nice to see -- there.
I understand -- you think ambassador Susan Rice should apologize for going on 5 Sunday morning talk shows pushing -- video protests story.
There are a lot of people go on TV who say things that are -- she isn't it now heads of a public condemnation over at the least by many isn't that enough.
But I think when you are speaking for the president United States where she was that's very different from people just going out and giving their opinions.
Not put -- on various talk shows but so I think it's vastly different she was speaking from the White House she had access to classified information so.
Again she should've known better because we now know that there was information from classified sources which.
Clearly indicated that this was say.
Al-Qaeda affiliated attack as well but and by the way that's still.
Hard to understand why you would keep.
Information from the American people which would give you an entirely different depiction.
Of what happened because it's called -- -- Sources that that's subject of another argument but the fact is.
She came out speaking for the White House even though the president incredibly said she had nothing to do with when guys -- so.
Question is is what the world was she doing out there -- speaking about.
-- Garcia but she spoke the American people on behalf of the president and I states that's very different from voicing an opinion on a talk show.
Well maybe he shouldn't there have -- says sending your -- since apparently it came from the White House apparently.
In many ways look like yet although I think she should -- asked questions that she might -- -- -- to drive by somebody else and let's see unless you knew that it was wrong to set up the wood on -- information like that.
Well again there was classified information -- in her position as ambassador to the UN.
-- -- had.
Access to that but the real.
Issue here is not Susan Rice it is before during and after.
The total Fe years that this administration.
Engaged in which is cause the deaths of these four brave Americans.
The warnings in the beginning which I've gone through through which you in the pass.
The attacks on the -- if they.
That they cables is a hey April August 16 message saying that they could not -- sustained attack from.
I'm not on the consulate to why in the world on September 11 there was no military.
The capabilities -- in the region over seven -- fight to afterwards so obviously the president saying in a second debate.
That he had said that it was a terrorist attack on September the twelfth when in fact he didn't in fact we now know.
That's sixty minutes suppress.
The program sixty minutes suppress the interview that he had where he stated we don't know.
Who is responsible for this attacks and even even the 25 of September.
Before the United Nations the president talked about hateful video -- now he had to have had that information two weeks after the attacks.
But I actually think there's a lot of explained to -- -- a lot of questions by the administration.
And I hope we get to about -- let me turn to another pressing problem.
The prime minister of Turkey called Israel a terrorist state.
That's on the heels of president -- saying today condemning Israel for what's going on in the Middle East right now including president more -- -- Egypt today is different than Egypt yesterday and it Arabs today are different than the Arabs of yesterday it would test is very -- your thoughts about that.
It's very disturbing the Arab Spring has -- and intended consequences and unintended.
That's just statement -- Prime minister or one who by the way I know has to be repudiated him repudiated strongly it can only.
Hamas when he -- has that kind of language calling.
Calling Israel a terrorist state and then of course Marcy has his constituencies.
In Egypt but it this is also -- a sign of American weakness.
They they can save these things without paying any price for there's got to be a price to pay for them doing this and if this if this god forbid.
Conflict escalates it again it is a sign of American weakness throughout the region.
Before and crises Henry kiss your wish there are Jim Baker -- -- or somebody was there brokering.
That is that the process in bringing about a halt to it.
Now the president makes phone calls from Burma.
We have dramatically change and I can tell you again al-Qaeda is on the rise and they are moving throughout the Middle East and Americans are.
We're gonna have to -- a very heavy price for it because of the lack of American leadership.
What should president -- be saying to the prime minister of Turkey.
Excuse me sir but you're not telling the truth so well I would have a private conversation -- the president should but publicly the -- -- absolutely rebuke.
That statement I -- a State Department spokesperson today refused.
To do that.
About a democratic state -- under rocket attack.
And it's all -- got to do with mr.
-- one's desire to be.
The leader of the Arab world and I don't blame him for wanting to do that but when he goes to these -- he -- be repudiated.
And if he really believes that it obviously has to affect our relations with the country.
What's -- secretary of state Hillary Clinton big donors as of -- for president Bob at this point make public statement.
Well first thing I do I'd find out when the next plane to live from the Middle East takes off.
I I'm not sure I would hang around.
That part of the world by the way this is set an interest staying aspect of the presence quote pivot to Asia.
We can't give it away from the Middle East Greta there's too many things going on there for us that.
Pivot away from -- but -- look she's got a she should be over there she should be other way Henry because you're used to another.
Of our secretaries of state.
But the question is is what influence does she have because of the waning influence.
Because the perception of weakness throughout the Arab world whether it be in Iraq where there's just recently fighting and that.
Al-Qaeda is setting up a terrorist camps or.
We're now 40000 people have been massacred in Syria and we have said -- Assad must go and do nothing.
To facilitate that process to.
Obviously the Iranians are sending those missiles in as you mentioned -- the Sudan.
Into Egypt and the -- To Gaza and those are longer range missiles.
Thank god for iron dome by the way and so.
We have to make sure.
We reassert American influence and that means American power in that doesn't -- leading from behind.
At -- thanks very much and -- and -- got to say that that bush America paid more attention it's going Nauman Sudan.
Because as they are the root for those hostile missiles and so much other bad things thank you -- Thank you and you're right about Sudan.