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-- welcome lieutenant colonel Oliver North.
He is the author -- of heroes prove that your new book.
The combat decorated marine -- silver star the bronze star for valor two purple hearts for wounds in action.
Served as US government's counterterrorism coordinator in the National Security Council.
My terrorism and there.
It was a while ago and and you are doing I -- -- -- -- nut job that it.
That's true that's directors.
Didn't remember there's some Europeans right now there tagging took -- okay I'm like I'm like if you -- I -- I'd take a deep breath -- -- that day you like because tiger is hurt you street cred to give it to you until you're just gonna -- sort of -- both our reputations and a but you're great writer and you know it's going to be I wanna talk about the stuff for the news this book on hero's proved you -- Carrick and -- -- -- you -- well he's been like a lot of people and understand it.
Peter Neumann is a composite of of a lot of people there's there's certain common experiences that Peter Neumann.
Has in his life and I've had mine I mean -- one of the great advantages I have over people who make these kinds of thrillers -- I don't need to hire a consultant to tell me out of slack I mean I've kind of been there done that what's -- -- that the plot basically what is that what what -- the plot is and this sounds an awful lot like current headlines -- -- supplied about that he.
Major terror attack that kills Americans.
And administration lies about it.
An existential threat to Israel.
A a senior.
Administration officials unexpectedly.
Resign and a setback spirit here tell you really got to ahead and I do not claim to give to -- -- mean -- you know it's.
But -- turned out to be an awful lot of the stuff that's currently -- and so hopefully the ending is as good as the ending of this book.
From here -- an event like writing novels.
Well it's actually easier I mean it and look you and I are both writers were both broadcasters.
If you rate nonfiction I do when you have.
And you get a quote wrong they will eat you alive right I mean everybody remembers what -- Stephen Ambrose in the -- years of his last months of his life.
And so I write nonfiction as well all of my books on -- about heroes -- that I have known to have been accompanied sometimes.
Simply is an eyewitness and sometimes is a participant.
But a novel if you don't like what the quoted as you can change and and scoping deck you can -- -- and notice they're there and how much do you do you put into Newman.
Well I look at it there's certainly common experiences there's there's time and relationships there's people everybody in that book is a real person.
But I've had because of non disclosure agreements and I signed the dollar will follow me to my grave.
I I can't reveal certain names places -- change of the dates times places -- and and you can rated as fiction side and I did not -- -- -- -- And you know -- is you know I just got back from Afghanistan.
I will never put on them on the year on our network the face or in the name of from the special operator.
Who's going to be put at increased risk as a consequence of service to and that so.
The same thing applies to these books.
Why you in Afghanistan -- you.
Those who reporting for blurb our employer fox -- some want there to cover.
That the so called green and blue attacks and in the lead up to the election and how is the wind down.
What's where they're way ahead of what they said the -- I mean there there are actually fewer on the ground today than what was forecast.
That would and the -- chief made the commitment to get us out and I still think it was a -- terrible mistake.
To announce to the enemy and to everyone else that.
There was a date certain to pull out I know there's a lot of -- -- the -- we get -- -- -- to even the Bush Administration that we got out of Iraq on Bush's -- well.
Yeah but but remember bush always said if we can work -- -- status of forces agreement and we will stay as long as they want Syria and that's indeed what the commanders are telling.
The Afghans that the Afghans knows this president is going to take us out of Afghanistan I'd -- Afghan officials.
Officers as well as direct district governors and provincial governors tell me.
Look if you do it to us what you did to Iraq -- a dead -- No actually -- one stand there and say that on the -- through the interpret what are we accomplishing in Afghanistan.
And -- what we're staying longer compass and even that sided with the enemy right.
We know that -- -- a lot of enemies and interest income and secular present a threat to the United States it sure at this moment when Al qaeda's new pesticides all over the why he wouldn't second kind of went away and that's what Barack Obama told us if we wait until I didn't say they went away -- -- earlier -- when Elaine tiger and -- instead you've got guys did what did Killen now -- Qaeda leader is -- in decline.
Well that it's someone that's in this book -- so I mean you want you want somewhere.
Were I'm a contrarian to our conservative friends OK I give you -- read a little terror.
Okay what's your take.
What our media colleagues called drones that are actually unmanned aerial vehicles but you've got a predator reaper up there with hellfire missiles.
And they fire and bad guys what's what's your opinion I'm mud I'm if I'm conflicted about it because -- -- you get this there's -- collateral damage.
We've thrown well yeah as collateral damage payouts as well yeah but my -- -- -- drones but okay.
That is fair enough.
Number number two how do you feel about the idea.
Of an American citizen.
Being targeted by.
An unmanned aerial vehicle.
There's been no judge no jury no conviction no death sentence it's simply a name added to kill list obviously it's horrible.
-- -- like -- to be some justice.
What is that justice.
Just -- liberal friend I killed now it's not Googlers okay so -- unite even higher one and this is a Taylor I think it's unconscionable.
You can do that to an American citizen.
In a foreign country right what's the next -- The next step doing it to an American citizen -- can thank you.
Right on Rihanna and I went and did not notice I say that could be because a lot of heart my conservative friends think it's great that -- out -- killing these guys.
With UAV usery what our colleagues in the media called drones and Carolina but no it -- and science of it.
But the reality of it is what we have done over the course of this conflict.
Of this war.
Is that we have -- bridge the rights of law abiding American citizens in ways.
That somewhere along the line you would hope that the would be in congress.
Is after all they're the ones that write the laws right.
I don't it doesn't have to be Republican or Democrat but a congress.
Of people who understand what the bill of rights is -- In the national defense authorization -- that caused the united -- says American adults -- -- every once and while you and I agree don't say this too often get regularly knows who that is but -- -- but the NBA I mean is is to say that the homeland is in fact -- entire.
Peter C -- -- party -- to.
That a cup which that's not exactly on how to act but I mean you know that's that's very I consumers of similar -- civil libertarian I think that's very so why hasn't the ACLU who stood up and said this is.
This is I know obviously it was a case they normally and -- wouldn't.
The dynamo and respect for the came out from have a card carrying -- these -- underlines -- -- I give the money every hire either I expected to raise this -- the -- ID cards and give you wanted to laugh.
But this kind of that you write about in your books both nonfiction and fiction the current book is called heroes.
Proved what is the title.
-- arguing this in Connecticut but -- -- it here's the hint it is from a famous poem and song.
That every American learned in school child and Oliver North is our guest.
Let's talk about the money you know you can't be happy with the results of the election right now and I'm guessing you -- wears on the -- probably not a big runny Fannie and are you know.
Nobody was -- my guy but -- review prefer him to Obama yes why is Obama not good for.
Foreign policy for war always you care about read the book I -- I think it's -- there is -- old -- you think.
As conservatives I think he made I think you mean will be worse than what.
Because it in the actually gave it away and the night after night the night of the election that the nine afterwards.
When he served.
This is an about the next four years it's about the next forty years sure his words not much -- why is that.
Is he's gonna pack the Supreme Court with every -- -- three justices who sees the completely windows him.
That's -- -- with the winner gets -- -- that's what happened yeah look at I'm not fighting the constitution and what I am fighting.
Is the fact that not enough Americans who cared about those things voted if you look at that and again I'm -- Find -- much about politics you make it a discovers he's my users editors -- an -- -- so.
But I look at what I -- fewer Republicans.
Voted this time than voted for years ago.
Something is wrong with the messenger it's not the stand on the issues.
The -- if the Republican party of billions.
The the core of who we are as conservatives.
We will we will ceased to exists.
Had a bad Kennedy Kennedy -- know what he was a conservative or moderate or severe conservative or that you had a bomb where that -- so.
You know the -- the head of the party.
You know that it couldn't find one other thing we're one of the things you liberals have been very if I had you liberals that you know how how has it on my visit I think this could you liberal liberals.
I'm one of them -- one of them their lives you know.
One of the things that you you have done very effectively in the media's help you a lot in this.
Is that they re define things not just marriage but they've -- things that are core to who we are for example.
The issue of sanctity of life okay is very important is you know when I -- in Virginia.
I came out against the death penalty now as United States senator I was not going to be able to change the death penalty in Virginia or -- -- else.
But I did that because I've killed a lot of people okay.
I really have I've told them directly and indirectly.
I don't want to go to bed at night thinking that I may have made a mistake.
Some money -- really given few seconds left to him just get the book Blagojevich and argue and replicates follower of cards is Oliver North dot com for signed copies and they get seconds I was gonna get one time they -- referring.
And its hero's proved which is part of alert we just learned America the beautiful.
We always know the first verse and we don't take birds -- the conflict and that's good to know.
Another best seller from New York Times best selling author lieutenant colonel Oliver North thank you very much for being signed copies and Oliver North I can think different appreciated thank you -- --
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