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Good morning welcome back to political insiders on job -- truly a hero Packard -- doctor doctor Doug -- And today we're gonna talk about a lot of different topics other than the ones we talked about on the Fox News Channel yesterday.
There's there's so much happening that's in a related around the world the president has just come back.
From a trip to Israel the Palestinian west bank and Jordan.
And right when he's coming back this whole thing in Cyprus is exploding.
And we have this Russian -- guard -- the old -- to roll over Cyprus Boris Berezovsky ministers who dies maybe suicide maybe not.
Are these things related what is happening doctor doctor shop -- -- John first of all.
We haven't done a lot on foreign policy would -- a little yesterday but I think it's particularly useful to address your very important question are they -- related.
And are very good point and I think the answer to vote.
Is an unequivocal view yes let me just take a couple seconds -- -- First while the trip to Israel wasn't part of -- success for Obama.
He was able to bond with the Israelis.
Particularly young people he was able to make it clear that.
Whatever conclusion people reach from his 2009.
Speak to his sympathies.
Were at least as strong if not stronger for the Israelis and -- was able to.
Broker at least a temporary peace between the Turks and the Israelis all of that is good.
The but to me is more significant.
We have long term systemic foreign policy challenges.
That I don't think he's begun to address let me just outline them in turn over to -- First the Arab Israeli.
Crisis we're no closer to a settlement not even peace talks since he left the Syrian crisis is blowing up.
There have been credible allegations of the use of chemical weapons the Syrian opposition leader resigned yesterday.
There is clear complicity between -- -- -- Russia.
With the Syrians.
The Iranian nuclear problem and he's no closer to solution today that it was a year ago there's been complicity between North Korea.
And -- -- on nuclear weapons Chinese the Chinese are increasingly bellicose in the east China and south Tennessee's.
The Chinese and the Russians have had a historic visit this weekend where they emphasize their ties on.
Energy security defends.
Standing up to the US implicitly.
And -- mr.
Berezovsky is death as an opponent to the Kremlin will once again understand that if you're an opponent of the -- good things do not happen to you.
All of which presents challenges to us please.
-- weird coincidences.
Well which presents challenges to us and we've had to take our -- defense -- move all our sectors for missile defense to the Pacific.
Protect the West Coast from North Korea and -- dead set a year year and a half ago we faced.
And enduring threat from Iran not from Russia but we've somehow now.
Decided that threat -- and as serious as it -- Let let's head and the Cyprus absolutely nationalization.
Of the tax older you wanna call People's Bank accounts.
Well let me let me just comment and agree -- but I mean these are all major things on the Syrian -- -- really.
Because we've said we cannot allow them.
To use chemical weapons were really afraid of his who's gonna go -- there and get them.
Now the opposition -- not only we have -- Qaeda in there.
We have moss we have.
And we have Hezbollah in there president's trip to Israel was very good I -- got a lot of positive response.
Need to move nothing about negotiations.
He did he -- while he was there as you know this is a president to be.
To be a little -- -- -- if he's in front of them he's telling you what you wanna hear.
Just watch but the next thing he does this -- the same president who was allowed Egypt to run amok and we -- giving money to a country.
Among among -- -- of the Islamic extremists the Muslim Brotherhood who is now we're actively undermining peace were all the Libyan things some way.
Who caused the problem with our own sophomore QB -- -- -- This Russian Chinese situation is bearish -- the Chinese movement itself.
And -- and in the Pacific region Japan has moved to in fact.
It may militarized themselves further to protect those islands -- in the Philippines are engaged in problem.
The Chinese are cracking us all our side -- interactive cyber attack which I consider.
If that's not some form of warfare I don't know what he is all being done as we know from their military building.
In Shanghai -- wherever it is that happened.
But here's a large part this is always spectral Verizon to the American people.
We had a really except for Muslim -- it Islamic extremism -- It -- -- they've really feel very strongly about and our inability to deal are confronted them because of political correctness.
We have another -- the Cyprus thing by the way is unnerving.
To I should think every -- -- European foreign Italian or Spain Spain.
And I had money in the bank.
I would be running to the banks this morning get my money out.
Because what they're doing -- what happened by the way there were massive run -- ATMs.
In Cyprus you couldn't get -- and he's saying and other countries not what could view the -- the EU said we're taking 40% of the money over 129000.
Dollars in the bank.
They're just appropriating.
They're just expropriated.
So and I you know I look at the Fed and I'm -- tough.
What happens here to support the banks.
It makes you wonder how the system -- it is that more wouldn't deserving systems this European thing is very bad the -- gonna crash.
So I don't know in this administration's foreign policy his -- To say the least I think unrealistic.
It by the way we are cutting defense.
Gigantic -- I mean what I believe there's a lot of ways sort of sequester as a -- -- storybook we already cut a billion dollars out where cutting back on carriers as a -- the very time you have to ask yourself what are we doing what -- what I would argue and Tom when you think I mean we don't seem to have a strategy.
-- really dressed as the world we are consumed at home.
And I'm afraid that if you've been Douglas macarthur's famous words John Kennedy the chickens are coming.
Maria you're statement a year ago during the campaign about the foreign policy was that the president and the administration.
Were plugging various holes in the dikes trying to keep it from breaking before November sex which they did.
-- and there are still plugging in more holes in the dike and yesterday to switch -- -- you said.
The air is gonna come out of something pretty soon run when it comes out it's all going to come out.
Turn to politics.
We've got two responses from the Republican Party.
We've got a isolationist -- that says stay out why would we want to get involved in crises and problems that don't.
Threaten our national address.
And perhaps now best led by.
-- grandpa or red ball and then you have an internationalist wing -- -- Mike -- neo con right led by a McCain on McCain and Lindsey Graham.
Who say go everywhere do everything right you.
That this battle inside the Republican Party interest you must do part of the New York -- wrote over the weekend.
He's -- conservative writer conservative New York -- Writing about how the Republican problems -- losses stem -- they're positioned politically to the Iraq War.
And how badly it was handled it and eventually the occupation and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction.
And did -- in my point.
Has been politically for the Republican.
They have abandon.
I mean they have lost their -- That they had that interest in the war on form of -- which was one of the two pillars I think behind the -- -- strong defense that security.
And cutting government.
They on the foreign policy one with Reagan it was not active intervention -- -- members Wear but was strong defense it was tough for -- is needed to your -- -- This war inside the Republican party of which I think he's.
Is it is it is is that I think isolationism mistake I think the neo cons -- Bass -- dangerous and somewhere there is back to a rational foreign policies says.
You know we need to be dumb we need to protect our interest the world number one.
We need to.
Understand our enemies.
We need to be on the we need to be aggressive but we need to be Smart about it and we don't need to started to be -- question that with Syria like you -- Is probably went until Libya -- that was a cheap easy victory.
The serious thing.
-- and also remember Iran and Iraq we Kerry flew to Iraq yesterday to tell you what the Iraqis not to let the Iranians.
Yeah they're -- don't reply to some who support the Syrian the government anybody I mean after all that we did in Iraq.
They are supporting the Syrians correct they're becoming a regular -- -- we always know what we're going to be -- -- and look -- sense.
The invasion of Iraq who has become the dominant player in the Middle East Iran.
Much more so -- yet when we had Saddam there he drained the Iranians and vice Versa wasn't great for the -- Iraqi People but.
For the rest of the region it was more stable when they were fighting each other.
Then unleashing that -- is -- nuclear weapon drawn because and the other Arab states in the gulf saudis.
This the -- -- -- stick to our economy quite a ticket to notion of the Iranians for the nuclear weapons or moving into serious a more.
I I just think this is so serious and I don't know that we can be what we're not being much of a factor yet.
In now I don't agree I play we've done a lot more.
And we've they've leaked out certain parts and the only -- about obviously your friend -- Tomlin was -- -- to death about one -- the -- the computer worm but then recently there was this mysterious underground explosion -- -- one of the sites of the Iranian nuclear program.
-- the whole place disappeared 240 people were trapped -- -- supposedly.
It's either Mossad or the US or -- injunction they and their -- killing assassinating Iran.
Iranian nuclear scientists there's a lot going on I think this administration does not want them to get the -- I think they don't want to be at the bond -- quite sure they know or anyone knows how to stop them.
From everybody have to bring everything back just to politics are sick Johnny sage vulnerable -- -- viewers viewers yes -- I'm just glad Obama is focused on foreign policy and not mucking up the budget.
But he's actually wrong because he's -- look he's always mucking up the budget he's the author of sequester.
And all of us.
And here's the problem.
I think so -- and foreign policy it is not impacting Obama's numbers this year is people are transfixed.
With the economy.
So that even though.
The president was successful.
Last week I don't think that trip is gonna have much if any impact on his own numbers.
Embryos fight let's take a break for patent Doug -- -- we'll be back in a minute political insiders we'll be right back.
We are back.
Pat -- help Doug -- probably a political insiders pat.
You're doing a great job every week reminding us that we've never gotten any of the truth about Ben Ghazi -- where's this thing.
Administration has always been QQ I happen is decided leaks on from dominance like accused -- -- and nobody's ever been able to disprove it.
A law -- on the on the -- happened uranium to build up for the election.
-- -- -- -- Is still bubbling to the senate the house.
Believe me they -- -- the evacuees.
This administration has caught in a problem than what it has not blown up yet but it has since Brett.
-- blowing up if in fact we discover that they had there has been an effort to cover up.
View from and I think there was political I don't think this season bat.
I think basically what's happened is for re election purposes it was inconvenient.
Then they came up with the -- but what they did but we of people in the hospital apparently there amputees.
Things people are not being interviewed I just like to say hey his -- if the hostages in 1980 had been told they couldn't speaking you were allowed to know who they are.
You think there have been a problem.
If that if this is editor George Bush do you think this would be a problem.
This is good prophet is a suspect it's a problem for Obama the blows up all these foreign policy things -- -- -- you know they're not affecting his -- now but if they all -- interconnect the in -- sense of powerlessness.
He can hurt him as.
Especially if the economy and the NXE com what got you got so it is a European audience killed Carter but Jimmy does a -- -- crisis ought to put that you together and assays on the news that brought.
But I'll tell -- the other person but I would work on the Gaza.
Is it is and so -- Clinton who's riding high but she hasn't.
If that thing goes up.
She made a deal with the president I sit on the air and I -- -- -- -- and Fox News on -- Sunday you know -- -- here that was paid off of the century.
He was Barack Obama calling sixty minutes putting around saying -- wonderful secretary of state she was because she took the fall for him when we now know.
The question everyone should be asking where was surprised by that night.
Yet -- -- dug caves and when she runs if the Ben Ghazi -- stuff finally comes out that it's bad.
That we suspect.
I can see the commercial against her group her saying what difference does it make well.
What I would say is.
The last time she -- Which I think will be the -- time she runs for office.
She had a head that got a lot of -- What you want answering the phone at 3 in the morning.
And the question is.
What was teaching who answered the phone trio who answer what did she say what did she do.
And I don't think again we have full knowledge now she is the strongest.
Not on the -- front runner that I can -- -- -- exercises since Eisenhower.
And I don't believe she'll be challenged for the nomination if she runs and I believe she will run.
But I also believe given the numbers we've talked about yesterday which have her eleven or twelve points ahead of -- -- -- -- -- Up you know while we're talking -- put up number 21.
Martin plays and then number three and we'll talk about this is the state of Florida.
As of last week if Hillary were running.
Against senator rubio who's the senator from Florida she -- -- by eleven points and then the next one.
She beats Jeb Bush by eleven I believe it's.
They're -- -- same thing eleven and Jeb Bush was a god in Florida up -- recently.
Here's that -- business leaders there we're talking about earlier.
Hillary getting about the based democratic vote for the democratic vote that.
Barack Obama got his reelection.
For president last November.
But to have the Republican.
Standard bearers two extremely popular.
Floridians Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio at forty or 41.
Percent says the Republican Party is -- is bad shape as heir Andrew Kohut from pew said which is the lowest favorability.
Recent memory when Romney who was not as popular Florida's these two guys he got 48 and a half percent in Florida.
So they're now they're running -- lining up.
Right now Hillary Clinton is benefiting from me general sense of eleven call was -- but James Monroe got what -- you're good people.
Greater good feelings about her and she is -- -- -- dot can hurt them but does he get.
But she's sitting there.
She is in some ways she could affect -- situation but she's so wrong the question is how we will -- movement problems the narrative.
We have a very unhappy country.
We have -- -- We've talked about -- -- said -- yes you know Michelle Obama repeated today.
You got seven -- 75% of people look at Washington they don't care about us there are corrupt and they're against us and its anti Washington.
There's no voice but the Republicans certainly don't know what is.
And these numbers prove that they have a problem since the election.
-- the -- jury is that they decided that we discussed in this program there and they have the possibility going the way the -- I thought I had this is where this is -- -- don't let me ask you guys this question with Hillary and 26 team.
The country is.
Mired in this slow economic growth at best.
The feeling of alienation is growing every year.
There's a desire for change someone to fix this thing and change -- Can Hillary beat that.
Change person even though she's the most establishment there as but the fact that she's out of office she's a woman.
-- -- third honour at the moment very low negatives can she be the changing.
-- -- Pat just said and I think it's probably the conventional wisdom that that's going to be very difficult -- accomplished.
I would say by being out of the political limelight by doing.
Philanthropic works big speeches.
Traveling Hillary is going to try to remake yourself.
Into an outsider because I think the one thing she would understand.
Is that in this environment giving his far away as.
Part is that -- is bat is a good question that certainly was what -- sort safety needs to do.
And the question because all the other things will be cosmetic use their Internet and their very powerful moment -- first moment but of but -- that's not -- to beat the outsider means transforming herself.
It means and this is what I think is typical so much of her opera apparatus from around -- is Bill Clinton in an -- An entity is operative.
She needs to she will -- fresh thinking because they are everything.
-- being establishment probably would Doug accepted they are all the people about being inside the beltway.
Deal making whatever they don't personified the danger for her of the -- it in all the political leaders don't want on the horizon.
Is let's imagine Republicans continue the wall.
The advantage for a new candidate what Ross Perot could accomplish in ninety better saner parade already better -- pro -- -- Barbara much worse than 92.
But make sure not part of the debate which he does it.
Would dominate the debate which is I'd like children but we've got to imagine a parole woman whose -- borrowed two point zero I've been calling this person well but it but so far we haven't seen that but I'm saying.
Right now if you were thinking about -- seeing those are dynamic she clearly needs to work against this she cannot -- award.
To be seen as merely be partner of Barack Obama.
And the continues up he said about -- -- I -- this about Hillary are particularly excited just right she is the most formidable non incumbent should get the nomination since fight -- both parties wanted to write.
To run and 48 and fifty -- But.
She she had a great advantage in 07.
When she was gonna run for the nomination and Obama came in and she and she mismanaged that -- and -- was not a well run campaign she is not a great candidate.
And her passion if she has it is more for her own victory.
Then for the causes Ross Perot was -- out for Ross Perot was out to change.
Washington he didn't know how to do it but the passion was there now.
Pro wrote two point -- got to be a better politician with the same passion now whether she can be I doubt.
But we don't have anybody else at the moment talking this way.
-- -- and a country of 300 billion people.
This is our problem with the lack of -- a -- dynamism of our political system.
And how -- -- the political classes.
Was 300 million people with 75%.
Seven is 75%.
Of the country not -- -- liberals and conservative Democrats Republicans.
But against this thing you would think that deeply -- on the old the old adage politics abhors a vacuum.
You would think there would be something filling that vacuum so part of that isn't.
There isn't and that defies political physics that's all -- so what part of its money the money has become such a.
And we'll -- some big pat said the political class you know I was involved as you both -- in the Americans elect effort.
And we approach a lot of people.
-- express what I would -- very preliminary.
Us in the idea.
And weathered through the Republicans -- the Democrats.
Both sides him down there -- going to be able.
-- those -- ever so whoever is going to be Perot two point zero.
Has to be a rough customer -- -- parties lean on of the got to make that part of their appeal and yet they try to stop a -- up we have tremendous left who won't talk more than we did yesterday on the Fox News Channel about.
About a book ultimate political ends has holding up to -- early August is the book.
This is Rodger real salt camera new biography by -- Charles which is quite an interest to -- -- -- It is -- Bob -- you consider.
Our ball that man who built -- and an end and and obviously likes -- employees us but the fact is probably the best.
Political strategists tomorrow what.
And when you -- go well.
I guess what I would say when you look at people's accomplishments.
And you realize that they played a role in what is it -- or three between presidential Nixon and Reagan the first bush right.
-- reach that audience you know he started a network that has for eleven years been preeminent.
Probably given his earlier book can certainly -- trails off camera has spoken singularly.
To what you need to do to success we communicate.
In this era.
It's hard to imagine a larger figure.
In current day America or recent history now.
That -- and my idea my suggestion I'm not brought out just now because I know we've had thought about or is it ready there him right here -- -- whole show.
On what costs on.
Political and -- get better do agree that it would be a -- that we would all agree.
We have three votes those votes don't count for as much as we would like but I think we will register.
Those three votes for getting mr.
-- to participate in some way with.
Political insiders and and Roger has bridge -- gap no one else is covered by the way do you know John I think you do I think that does.
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Political insiders -- on television that show.
Was Roger -- Who did that show with Bob squire on they did it ever was terrific was great it was great TV and they -- -- -- -- right off us now deceased but sadly it was wonderful they were quite dynamic and he is.
And also for anyone who's knows we which -- the damage we're also talk about -- livable decent human.
Who's been ultimately we don't always use this bill with people who do not -- Quickest in mind and the best sense -- -- and -- so it's -- -- little.
And also tonight I've been an answer running -- running long but we're talking about Roger so it's all right unless we we feel we will not be with you on Easter Sunday or the day after so we'll be back on April 7 and -- our regular time on Sunday at 530 and Monday back here foxnews.com.
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