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Well wouldn't you like to know what was said behind the scenes the president of Israel Shimon Peres and President Obama said lots of nice things in.
Front of the media and those who are assembled there.
But there are some thorny issues between the two countries right now.
And may be those were expressed in private it's difficult to know joining us now is a man who.
Has some indication of what goes on behind the scenes of meeting like -- meetings like this ambassador John Bolton.
Is a former US ambassador to the UN and a Fox News contributor.
General Jack -- is also -- he's a four star retired general and former chief of staff of the US army also Fox News military analyst.
Aaron David Miller is a former advisor to six secretaries of state he's also the author.
Of the much too promised land.
-- let's start with you this meeting has been written about much discussed.
In the United States why now why why now for President Obama to visit Israel.
Well I think it's intersection frankly of politics and policy.
Obama helped create his own -- problem.
And -- not that the prime minister -- girl didn't bear his fair share of the responsibility but the fact is these two.
Top probably with the exception did being Korean handgun -- Dwight.
Of any American president in any Israeli prime minister and I think the president made a political calculation and he was vulnerable and exposed on this he had to take terrible business.
Too many people thought he was somehow hostile or an adversary the stated his robot.
That coincides with policy.
On two issues this president does not want to be the American president on whose watch Iran acquires a nuclear capacity aural oral weapon.
And this president does not want to be the American president and who's watched the two state solution expires in -- reality is and it was clear from the beginning.
You want to deal with these issues effectively.
You have to find a way to cooperate.
-- many parties but at the top of the list.
Is is the State of Israel and and the prime minister so I think the president went early because there are no expectations.
Anyway early because he really does I think.
Want to see if he can find a way to work with prime minister Netanyahu this time around plus the new Israeli government.
Ambassador Bolton we heard Shimon Peres say to the president you have promised to prevent.
Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons not to contain them after they get them.
But you don't think.
If you have written in your piece in the Jerusalem Post today you don't think that that President Obama would use force against Iraq.
I don't think there's any chance he's got to use force I don't think people believe his comments about all options being on the table I don't think.
They believe it in Tehran I don't think they believe -- in Israel either.
So that's why this says this trip is unusual in the sense that rare to have as much of a divorce between the photo opportunity.
Symbolism some of which we've just seen on the one hand.
And the actual policy discussions on the other I think they're gonna be some very.
-- -- very difficult conversations where.
President Obama presses Netanyahu very hard not to use preemptive military force against the Iran in nuclear weapons program and on the Palestinian front where.
President Obama presses for more concessions.
So that is the that that's really what the visit is all about the president comes on his own terms he he's never got to face the American voters again he has no downside on this visit.
He could pretty much say what he wants and I think he well.
I'd like it at general -- if he can respond to this question -- and get the thoughts from the rest the panel as well because certainly there's a lot of politics involved but.
At the end of the day we're looking one of the things were looking at today.
Is what is the best case scenario.
For the American people to come.
Out of this meeting and remind us -- you could general -- the strategic importance of Israel what why is this meeting important.
And put quite frankly what's in it for us.
Well frankly that the the region is very volatile would be shore with the rise of al-Qaeda the changing governments to -- The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt -- so is on the border and -- permanent peace treaty with with Israel.
And we all obviously have the Iranian proxies the Hamas and fired weapons on newsroom just recently and it.
An explosive situation in Syria and a potential of the chemical weapons.
Quite frankly this region.
Has become so much more dangerous.
Since President Obama became president -- so -- there.
And all those issues will will be on the table on I'm glad they're meeting frankly.
Because I think he really needs to get this policy perspective and and the view of the Israelis in terms of what is around them and how volatile this region is tonight -- -- hope to be very frank.
With president -- bomber as as they see American policy.
Unstated is disengaging from this region so my concern for the American people is the fact that.
This region is becoming much more dangerous much more volatile.
And the radical islamists are trying to -- acquire nuclear weapons and I agree would ambassador Bolton.
I'm actually convinced in my contacts with people inside the administration we do have an unstated policy of containment.
And we do not -- and to use.
Military weapons against a wrong yes quite frankly.
Aaron at Mikey you win this weigh -- on this as well as some -- -- -- both Republican and democratic administrations for for the past three decades.
General -- mentioned since the president took office this region has.
Has really fallen into chaos is that because of the policies of this administration or is this a trend that's been developing in this region for decades you know I I have to -- -- I've worked for Democrats or Republicans have voted for Democrats and Republicans -- frankly the dividing line for American policy in general Keenan and John Bolton.
With whom I've worked closely know this is well the dividing line for American policy in this region shouldn't be between left and right between liberal and conservative.
Or between Democrat or Republican it should be.
Between dumb on one hand.
And Smart on the other.
And which side of the line.
Does America want to be.
No I mean I think which actually I now.
Well I think the eat your two guests frankly are preemptively pre judging -- again I'm not here to write a brief for Barack Obama.
But I do believe that if sanctions do not work.
Fails because the -- -- in Tehran demands too much.
Then I do believe at the end of the day this president I think the Pentagon has given him an option this president.
To use military force.
Against Iran -- Nuclear sites I do not believe he'll green light -- and Israeli operation I don't think Benjamin Netanyahu wants to act.
I think he wants to make -- run.
But in large part our responsibility because it it it is in our interest to prevent Iran from acquiring not just the weapons.
But the capacity to produce the weapons so I I think for a wartime president.
-- more at least to extricate America from two -- it could not possibly win.
Where -- -- for victory was never could we win but when could we believe.
I think it's unfair to pre judge him so -- Leon ambassador Bolton take on some of those points.
Well it's it's not pre judging him look look at what he's done in his first four years he is so desperate.
Using military force that we have on the table right now the latest in a long succession a diplomatic offers to Iran.
Which if the Iran -- simply milk a little bit more out of the Europeans and the White House that I think they'll be prepared to accept.
That will in effect legitimized the Iran -- nuclear weapons program it will legitimize there.
Uranium enrichment contrary to six years of UN Security Council sanctions we have a position -- -- it's weaker than the UN Security Council feature that.
And and that that will allow the president to declare.
A diplomatic victory but which will simply leave Iran in a position unchecked by -- unchecked by Israel.
To proceed to build an unlimited quantity of nuclear weapons essentially.
On its own timetable I think this diplomatic strategy.
Is is quite possibly the worst outcome of all but I think it's motivated in large part.
By the president's desire to avoid having to use military force.
And it just simply reinforces what I think is now the most likely outcome that Iran gets nuclear weapons followed by several other states in the region Saudi Arabia Egypt Turkey as secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton herself said.
All right ambassador John Bolton Aaron David Miller general Jack -- We have to say good -- thank you for your insides it just goes to show why this is such a thorny area of the world thank you all appreciated the.
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