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-- new concerns for President Obama and his choice for the nation's next secretary of state some Republican senators refusing.
To vote to confirm Massachusetts Senator John Kerry until America's current.
Top diplomat Hillary Clinton testifies about the terror attack in Libya that killed four Americans on September 11.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and a Fox News contributor joins us.
Thanks for being with us today.
If she testifies.
What are you want to hear from her.
Well I think there are -- range of questions that only she could answer it's been now three and a half months since the tragedy and Secretary Clinton is not answered questions.
With the presser before congress.
And they're really very straightforward what did -- know.
When did she know it and what did she do about it both before during and after the attack.
And I think that there's now a strong incentive -- John Kerry whom the president has named to succeed Hillary Clinton.
To schedule a hearing with her as soon as he can so he can get on with -- -- confirmation process yet.
He'll be interviewing her.
Look odd you wrote an op Ed in the New York Post -- quote from it.
The series of excuses has conveniently allowed her meaning Hillary Clinton.
To escape cross examination into laughter the Arab -- report was released which came out a few days ago.
Clinton sailed right along now preparing the first staffs -- what is widely expected to the year 2016.
-- in the series it conveniently.
Series of excuses conveniently is allowed her to escape.
And do you think she made that up.
Well I think what she wanted to do I think the central strategy here was to avoid testifying or.
Having a press conference before the accountability review board report came out.
Because that avoids the risk of her saying one thing having the reports say another thing and then having to fix her story later.
-- -- she's succeeded in that the report is out it's absolutely.
Devastating about department failures.
She is -- captain of the ship over there she's the one who should answer the questions yet she would say look -- obviously the buck stops here.
But I do have 50000 employees at the department of -- and you know really Kenya hold me responsible.
For all of their individual acts.
Well I think.
Libya they've obviously the case for talking about is different than Icelander Luxembourg it was a centerpiece of the Obama administration foreign policy remember this was there.
Big success of leading from behind.
It fits into the administration narrative that the war on terror is over that Al qaeda's been defeated.
That the Arab Spring has brought that democracy to.
Libya -- the Middle East all of that was disproven by the tragedy and Ben Ghazi on September the Aladdin and I think these are all questions senators want to hear answers to them -- do you think that she and President Obama both were convinced.
That the war on terror was over and al-Qaeda was defeated.
Yeah I think their world view is is badly misguided and I think it was ideology more than anything else.
That convinced them that certainly this could not have been a terrorist attack it must have been a response.
That by some demonstration.
And protesting -- -- have -- video.
Getting out of control a lot of people in congress have said the Mohamed video story was a cover up.
Actually hope for the good of the country that is true because at least it would demonstrate.
That the president.
Understood reality was trying to sweep aside I'm worried that the ideology.
That controls the White House and presumably the State Department which we're gonna see.
Four more years.
-- this dangerously I'm prepared to meet the threats that we see.
From al-Qaeda from other terrorist groups in the Middle East and around the world.
What do you think John Kerry brings to the table.
Well he certainly got a lot of experience.
Although a lot of its been badly.
Bad judgment a range of issues he's been.
Soft on the Iran in nuclear weapons program he's been soft on the North Korean nuclear weapons program he's been soft on.
Russian desires to.
Russian hegemony in the space of the former Soviet Union he's been soft on China's territorial demands in the South China -- I mean I could go on.
But I think he will fit and very nicely with the Obama administration that's what has me worried.
Soft then it would would be the word you'd use to -- customized -- action -- right all right ambassador John Bolton as always thank you.
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