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Let me come back to our Rick -- that I've written that you did that question of point would -- told -- about with the ambassador -- the congressman that.
When -- what do you think of the politics of the -- whatever you think of the reasons for going -- when you.
Work as you did for so long against those guys and -- you cannot help but admire him.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That I've ever come in contact with the on the job I mean these.
Service members were absolutely awe inspiring their dedication.
Their commitment there.
Hard work in the most ridiculous conditions and I've ever experienced and we got more training for that assignment that I've ever received for any individual story might point five your career.
And yet we were wholly and many level I'm prepared for the physical.
And mental taxing that we would endure I mean it was absolutely.
Incredibly exhausting and these guys just powered right -- and many cases with.
I have a lot of respect from the military and that's why I continue to tell their stories and you know I just wanna say one thing about.
What you mentioned -- the with the ambassador Negroponte the about the reasons for going to war -- I was on a panel last week about.
Looking back to Iraq -- ten years later and someone from the Bush Administration who was in the -- of the time made the point that.
At that time Saddam Hussein was one of the most hated and feared leaders in the world.
And he was obviously an enemy of the United States yet to on this knows that.
Any number of UN resolutions over the years he had gassed his own people he had claimed to have.
Weapons of mass destruction and had refused to allow inspectors and to.
Look at them.
And that was -- time post 9/11.
When the administration was incredibly concerned about future threats.
All of a sudden it wasn't just about you know.
Who did what to us -- who might do something to watch -- tomorrow.
That was the whole focus you know and he being basically public enemy number one for the United States at that time.
And you know no question Osama bin Laden.
Was should and should have been the primary target but they were also expanding who else could hurt us down you know and -- he was he was the guy.
And there are still those who would say aid to this day he did look a look across the border look at Syria which -- Syrian chemical weapons now weighted Syrian necessarily get all of those we.
We don't know the -- -- of that but there along the very porous border.
And there are those who suggest that because Iraq had so much time prepare for the invasion that they could have easily packed up their stuff and move it somewhere else.
But you know again to the point of -- these Marines -- -- -- with.
Did their job and did -- well.
I'm I'm really honored to go to tell their stories and we have -- tonight at six -- Brett and pieces Wednesday and Thursday with a couple Marines were no longer in the core.
Who were dealing with some issues including PT SD.
But again to a man say they don't regret going there in the first place.
All right it's a great series side will be airing on the -- -- channel.
All week and direct you must have a -- up of -- he's still -- back your memories and thoughts on the ten year anniversary.
Yet they asked me that you know sort of look back and reflect myself about you know the journey that we took in there you see that's general -- clarity we profiled last night you can see the piece we did last night as well as -- 700 words or so -- the Iraq -- all right every one of them a gem I think thank you very much indeed Rick let me fill up big.
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