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Putting it anecdotal evidence that American leadership.
On and president of on -- Obama's watch.
Has strengthened significantly.
I think that was evident anecdotally -- speech that the president delivered in Jerusalem.
The reaction that he got from a a crowd of Israeli citizens I think was really powerful.
Simply having people like Q.
Is not enough and in fact it's not really the point of farm policy the point is to achieve America's national interest.
We are having that discussion because of -- each Friday we asked you to vote -- our Friday lightning round -- online and tonight.
The image of US leadership abroad won with 50% of the vote so let's talk about it with our panel -- -- AB and Charles are back for more.
Charles let's start with you how is the US proceeds -- Actually care.
No we shouldn't.
The reason is that.
-- until they had a song in which he said they all hate us anyhow.
So lets it drop the big one now that's I think a little bit exaggerated.
But ever since we became a great to power at the turn of the twentieth century of course everyone hates us because we have big guy on the block.
But the issue is will they respect us and can we protect our interest so liberals were all -- about what our numbers were with the bush was in office.
And then Obama was a murder was committed to make everybody -- the United States his -- -- plummeted because what you have to defend American interest.
There are people abroad who won't like it and we don't care.
AB what do you make -- that the balance between being life's -- is being respected -- trying to get well.
Well President Obama has high favorability ratings that he doesn't always have high approval ratings they're different questions.
He is the expectation internationally for President Obama to serve remake America was so high that it's natural that his numbers have gone.
Down they have plummeted -- is right there's still not the levels that Torricelli -- was when he -- that the perception of the country was when he left office.
But it's it's clear that in the years.
That -- of of president Obama's first term.
With what's going on with the Israelis the peace process that he really had to kind of walk away from for a while.
Retreat from his pulling out of Iraq the winding down of about the Afghanistan operation the only thing that that garnered high approval.
Interestingly enough with the military operation Libya.
Which the most of the world sees is is this a success that these other things now.
But seeking tickets.
And I guess you could see some good press some good notice for his last trip abroad.
And what happened with Israel and possibly brokering some kind of understanding between Turkey and Israel.
Do you -- many credits actually I mean the poll is after the poll was taken at the moment.
The the -- it it year in that.
That tough spot in the White House spokesman and you're relying -- The reaction from one speech in one particular.
City at one particular time threat and it and you're citing anecdotal evidence -- and we never.
-- -- the -- right in the president's numbers are -- I tend to agree with.
With India actually agree with both -- and and I do think that that the chief problem for President Obama is that.
He set his own expectations high -- -- it wasn't just a matter of expectations being high because.
They're going to -- this is what he said he was going to do he was gonna come -- usually give some speeches there -- going to be uplifting and by his mere presence.
The rest of the world would then start -- love America again.
That didn't happen it was never gonna happen -- a fairy tale that he sold and I'm not at all surprised that having having to conduct US foreign policy and occasionally not often enough in my view but occasionally.
Be tough means that he's not gonna be as popular as he thought it.
And somewhere internationally known picture young get a chance to get through this lightning round and the issues dealing with now North Korea with the threats -- make -- that.
What I think it's a serious threat and I think the administration is right to actually did suggest to the north Koreans that.
We -- business we need we we will defend our allies we will honor our treaties and if they decide to be irresponsible.
That it that it's a serious -- and -- there's a lot of joking goes around with North Korea but.
-- -- -- -- No I mean almost provocation in the past has become so sort of habitual that people's time to write it off I think this time it's different this is a new.
Leader -- -- these are new extremes.
And I think in terms Chris -- our relations with the Russians and the Chinese and what the Iranians perceive.
As we go through this it's it's it must be taken very seriously.
How concerned should we be about the links between Iran and North Korea.
I I think this is kind of a harbinger of this is in say new regime.
That -- primitive -- primitive.
So we're not that worried about it but this is we're looking into the future Iran is not crazy it's fanatical but it's -- and -- And it could be genocide it is acquiring sophisticated.
Missiles and presumably it would nuclear weapons.
And that is in the future and the other thing is.
You know leaders have acted irrationally the Nazis and the invasion of Russia.
Was completely irrational.
And yet it happened so assuming the other guys always gonna happen -- always been acting rationally -- Tuesday.
Are we executed -- -- get through all of your winners and losers for the week AB circuit.
I won't be alone in saying I think that the winner of of this week is clearly at the -- the proponents and supporters of gay marriage.
Might lose there is Obama care a vote a week ago in the senate -- thirty Democrats joined with Republicans to.
Repeal the medical device tax which is not happening because it was on a budget resolution was a sign that -- -- willing to delve into the funding for obamacare and begin to pick it apart.
And now we have objective nonpartisan experts saying that indeed premiums will rise.
That the subsidiary of the subsidies are inadequate to actually acquire health care.
That is a mandated in in the in the line also that the programs are really the exchanges are having a tough time getting thirty seconds.
Might loser is representative Don Young who used that determine what backs.
An ethnic slur in a radio interview -- bad the very least -- -- to conduct our discourse without.
Referring to slurs my winner is Florida Gulf Coast University this is a fun story it's something to distract from all the political problems here in Washington.
And I hope they win fanatic I hope they beat the gators.
I do to him as in Florida State and -- -- tough.
Winner is the B two it was really elegant but it scares the BGBs and anybody and it's a nice idea to have it.
The go out halfway around the world to fly around -- of Pyongyang and come back home.
Loser is American pride we had our astronauts went up to the space station.
Yesterday and they have to hitch a ride with Russia at the cost about sixty million dollars -- -- because we do not have a way.
First time since Alan -- have no way to get into space -- I don't think you very much that's it for the panel states' -- new.
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