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Everybody just typing in here one -- another special edition of special report on line I'm Bret Bair.
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And obviously the girl with the -- problem.
Is getting a lot of comments right now.
-- chuck and Charles are here with us.
Belinda I really liked that kicker she says it was priceless.
Wanted to talk about Hillary Clinton -- -- start out with she does not have wisdom -- problem but she.
Is back on the scene and Charles.
Give -- big speech.
And it seems like the whole operation is in full gear with the Shiraz or not is still up in the air but -- it seems like -- -- -- that -- doesn't.
I think so I -- all indications are at least -- and she would enjoy for at least a year or two.
Just the thought that she could run because it put certain sort of a position where everybody's attention here in every syllable she have to say.
It also prevents anybody from lifting his head on this issue -- TV preempting the heir apparent.
And you know she's got this history as a celebrity of the First Lady senator.
And also as a secretary of state -- the one thing that is a mystery to me.
Is a reputation she has particularly in the mainstream media has a great secretary of state.
What name me one of the things she's done before use.
I'm not saying she is a terrible one but she was not in any way of distinguished secretary of state.
George Shultz he implemented the Reagan doctrine help to bring down the Soviet Union.
James Baker he he could he he brokered the unification of Germany.
And -- international support for the go for.
Colin Powell secretary of state he was able to flip.
Pakistan in the week after 9/11 and made it into an ally.
-- did she do I mean perhaps you could say to Burma but that's you know fiftieth on the list of important issues.
There's really nothing on the -- so I'm not quite sure I understand the worst.
Adoration of her stewardship.
-- State Department but in general she's been adequate she was a good senator.
And she clearly is in a position where nobody else is gonna run until she -- -- -- and Hillary took responsibility for Ben Ghazi let's not forget.
She really did in hand.
Lot of people typing -- that they think she's going to run but wonder whether the left is going to.
Embrace Hillary Clinton.
Oh well I think the left will embrace of old party will embrace Hillary Clinton.
Here's my kind of take on the issues in if she's playing with house money right now for the next eighteen months or so.
Just letting it be known that she might run for president are probably one for president.
Probably double her speaker's fees and whatever book sales.
She's -- -- lots of people Colin Powell has played that game before by.
You know the more interest in yours potential presidential candidate the better for your book industry -- -- -- For me well but you haven't you -- under your candidacy is never been quite as serious but.
I think then she's gonna checked the lay of the political land around 2014 and C.
Whether things are are favorable the -- is that the democratic -- back or not.
And I got to say you know based on what happened in the last two presidential elections and the map the Electoral College map.
Almost any Democrat I think kind of starts a little bit of an advantage assuming that there's not some sort of you know economic meltdown and so forth.
And -- among them all has the political machine she's got political experience she's got.
Clinton name and she's obviously would be the front runner.
-- I have Sammy and he you know they're they're -- -- mean on the one hand well let me just first I am always amazed by -- interest -- making money and getting -- the clintons are people don't care about money that -- a lot of money.
-- -- -- -- Give clues care about it probably more than you wanted it seems but her behavior but others speakers everything.
Yeah everybody loves Hillary Clinton conservatives like -- -- for the past four years just because she offers a happy contrast to the president they got.
And of course the left like -- -- hurt -- she's one of them there's a huge sort of Clinton.
You know administration in waiting here in Washington Clinton loyalists who really don't like Obama that much firstly we're -- to the clintons that's all great she's very tough that's real I think.
And -- something good about her on the other side not a good -- people forget that I covered her last run for president.
She's not a good speaker message is that person she's not appealing -- -- she's she does not connect with audiences she's pedantic.
She tends to assume -- kind of kindergarten teacher type hectoring tone which is not appealing even to some Democrats.
And I what's -- the producer actually.
Kind of -- -- and to be completely honest I mean the more asked Hillary Clinton like you know her theories and how to bring about world peace and always has reduced to well we'll just give women more power.
Is -- -- that's true -- let's see none that I'm aware of like absolutely none as well as talking points populace from Nazi looks like empower women that'll do it actually.
There's no evidence that's true and so I don't know.
I think she's not a strong -- -- -- Charles -- yesterday we did the whole section on on obamacare and how it is really having tough times.
At least early out of the blocks and the implementation is really a question mark.
-- -- candidate Hillary Clinton.
Who has tried to -- First Lady launched her own health care effort and failed.
Has to then shepherd or.
Assume the what could be an albatross of Obama care by the time -- sixteen girls around what about that.
I think it's like you being on the trust but I think it'll probably be.
Equally so for any democratic candidates.
I'm not sure that her involvement in Hillary care -- twenty years ago.
We'll have a lot of residents simply because there's a long time ago who have been a quarter century.
By the time she runs if she runs into and succeed and there's a whole generation that doesn't even remember if -- said Hillary care they would know what you're talking about.
And she might even use it for advantage and say I had a more limited idea I mean who knows who's gonna go and do research on this.
You know I had a modest idea -- -- -- an alleged bureaucratic way in some ways gives her some.
-- armaments against what I think is going to be disaster of obamacare and having to justify that.
In the campaign by saying you know I had a different idea -- wasn't exactly what I had in mind.
So it could give her some distance that's safe.
As senator who is in the senate at a time and who supported it would not -- You know she can say I was elsewhere in the Burma when all this happened so you know what a lineup.
-- -- -- I think that's a pretty effective line for about the whole Obama administration I mean.
With the possible exception of the bank Gaza situation she can say.
All this domestic policy stuff that maybe the economy and all that maybe you object to me that you go right well you know that wasn't my department and you know -- was overseeing privately I have some differences I would have done it differently and of course bill when bill was president I was in the White House the economy went gangbusters that's a good line for -- And on the you know but for everything good that happened a few -- administration -- say oh yes I was part of that you know so I think she's actually.
In the way -- secretary of state career unfolded it positions are quite well to sort of exploit what's good about.
The previous eight years and walk aways and tonight we'll.
Sponsors but I think we can oversee the political problems of obamacare I think it's inherently -- disaster in that it increases rather than reduce health care costs and that it reduces freedom of choice for the individual.
-- I'm not endorsing Obama care but I do think there are lots of things that are objectively bad that you become dependent upon smoking drinking drug use the Canadian health care system which doesn't work.
I mean rich Canadians come to buffalo to get procedures done.
You've never met a Canadian who won't defend his health care system anyway sure.
But if it has a hard time getting off the blocks if more doctors.
Leave and stop accepting Medicaid because -- Medicaid numbers go to -- -- eighteen million.
Then suddenly you're gonna have some at least some story was about problems going in the twenties.
A 100% but meant absolutely and you'll see a whole spate of those stories and you know but it doesn't change the fact that Obama care answers to be sick.
Human fear which is of uncertainty and people will trade.
And the exercise of free will in exchange for the promise that everything's going to be okay mommy's in control -- so I think it will be depended on it totally but I think.
-- a Canadian system which is a guarantee is certainly except for -- stuff when you have guys go to buffalo.
This is so inefficient.
It is so untested -- got so many unintended.
Disastrous effects you may lose your doctor a lot of people will.
You may not be able to get any care at all if you get on the Medicaid rolls already it's impossible.
To see a doctor if you're -- Medicare they have to squeeze money out of hospitals and doctors.
You -- gonna get to see him and Medicare doctor.
You're -- have the device -- the stands and all this stuff with his tax on the middle become less available R&D will probably stop.
They're all these things are gonna have to -- impact people.
I think -- be a lot cleaner if you look at Canadian system overnight say here's a card you get you treatment anytime meals for electors.
You have to wait people -- end of -- -- like that.
But on this at least for the first 234 years.
I think there's going to be so much.
Disruption that they will not -- I hope you're right theory yes that's how we guarantee for you practice I don't know.
Move on us do when Maryland says he thinks Hillary will be nominated for the Supreme Court.
Well she was the you know.
Be awfully old.
For that job one I was reading before the show I think she's -- -- be 69.
And 26 -- -- correct yes sure I you know it strikes me there's a real kind of paradox here about the Democrats coming along.
The top two contenders that we know that are Joseph Biden would be 74 and Hillary can be 69.
We'll talk a lot about youth vote and the part that and end of the party.
Draws votes -- recent in the last election last two elections from the young you look at the congressional leadership of the Democratic Party.
It's it's a bunch of octogenarian some and I think John Connors is over eighty John Dingell certainly is.
Nancy Pelosi is in her seventies I hope I'm not getting that wrong when one offender but.
You know they're -- the age of the democratic leadership has become mr.
interestingly advancing your point.
And you know Hillary.
And may not.
-- quite as in touch with the voter basis.
Of today as we all assume I mean that's kind of didn't.
Reaching correct for that obviously picking the right running mate and so forth but it is it is striking how old the top layer of the democratic leadership particularly congress a lot of Republican governors who are out.
-- for reasonably well that's it helps if you lose.
Could probably feel -- would -- -- -- sure hope he gets swept away if you stand he had his seniority stuff.
The only counter example of course is -- attractive young people as well when Reagan was a phenomenal yeah there could.
Also be something that would I didn't think of -- It's kind of a more moderate.
That it is more attractive to Republicans.
And then -- -- Mark Warner.
Something like that.
Running on server -- We I mean anyway Martin O'Malley was supposed to be that guy and -- easy when you follow the general trend which is -- within his party which is the sort of anti Clintonism moving laughed.
And I think -- everyone is typing furiously North Korea.
Talk about North Korea would like to talk about North Korea.
Szymanczyk from Nebraska.
This is for you for the case to case.
Listen it's big story we've covered it every day to day.
The north on their state run television says that they have authorized.
This attack a nuclear attack on the US.
We -- we haven't heard actually Charles.
Of language we've heard other bluster and ridiculous statements from North Korea under Kim Jung.
Bill and and now his son.
Now it seems like it's gotten to a different place but it seems still lackluster -- wrong well.
There are two ways to look at it that -- strategy behind this.
We just have to unravel the rationale -- bluster is it to get us into negotiations and support them because their economy is doing.
Is it because China turned in some way against them on sanctions after the last nuclear explosion.
And they're trying to sort of scared China and saying look you know we can -- not so you better go easy.
There's also the alternate explanations -- are these people are not.
It is and is if it's never happened in history.
-- Made a horse into a senator.
Russia which was the most strategically.
Catastrophic decision -- last century and then Stephen Ambrose once wrote that the way to achieve strategic surprise.
Just to do something a 100% irrational and one example is Pearl Harbor -- work.
You know in the short term but it was a catastrophe was the worst thing that could've done it awoke the sleeping giant.
So it is quite I mean we haven't seen this.
In recent years of post World War II years have been pretty.
Quiet -- in terms of craziness.
So we got credited his and it has never happened in history.
And do they have a weapon -- put on a missile that would hit quorum.
Perhaps in that perhaps could be what this is about and the question is do we have a contingency plan.
Would we use nuclear weapons in response and you know these the -- been on the shelf since.
You know regardless so the question is really do I think we have to start thinking.
The unthinkable in case I'd say his one chance in -- hundred that can happen tomorrow.
In case these lunatics actually act on their lunacy.
-- point out that I I didn't think I could check this box but we have talked about collegial on the online show.
I just I think you win.
One of the horse and didn't raise the level of -- Can try and -- center.
Some levity in the middle and voters everyday using them.
He voted no on everything asked -- China we've always thought that is the linchpin of this whole thing they could poll.
The economic card in and put the pressure on him really at any time.
The question is at what point -- did they start stepping up to the plate and does President Obama had the leverage with China to be able to force them to.
For the answer your first question when they do it is never and that's answered their -- -- -- question is no -- the bottom line of China's they may become exasperated with the north Koreans.
Because of the problems -- from the short term but north.
That the Chinese do not want to united.
Korean Peninsula that would be democratic and open to US troops.
Right on its border nor do they want millions of refugees coming over the border Koresh there's an ethnic Korean population in China that could get -- up so they don't want to add and it's therefore this.
In fact pretty much everybody in that region right now has an objective geopolitical interest in keeping -- North Korean stayed alive unfortunate that includes South Korea which.
Privately does not relish bailing out this horrible impoverished country.
It the only question away from what Charles -- isn't just possible that maybe there is one person in the -- -- who doesn't have an interest in maintaining.
Wrong state called North Korea and that will be North Korea's health who wants to try.
An attack everybody else and and war -- I'm convinced they would lose disastrously and their regime would be destroyed so.
Let's all along with the way of saying I do think there -- I think they're trying to take a measure of the new South Korean government wouldn't overlook the importance of that.
And that nevertheless the main thing the Obama administration has to do is absolutely maintain calm promised not rise to any of -- -- Pretty much do exactly what they're doing which is selling these people.
You know anything you say -- is not change -- Allen is in Okinawa.
He says I'm in Okinawa I'd prefer not to let them take a shot.
Right -- understandable understandable.
I think I -- the presumption I think in Washington and probably true that DOD's for the ratings and boy king trying to solidify support in the military.
Charles puts -- horse that.
If people do crazy things dictators do act irrationally some kind of -- perhaps it could happen it does seem more imminent threat is north is South Korea.
Becoming so rattled that it seeks.
To arm itself with nuclear weapons that would that would be destabilizing and and the geography of this and you -- I don't know how fully Americans appreciate where -- this I mean it's right there on the barrel on the border.
And so North Korea may be impoverished and crazy and think clearly spoke.
Do a lot of damage to Seoul which is a huge modern capital millions of people on it mean to win wouldn't take long so you can understand why.
The South Koreans want to have nuclear weapons what -- that -- keep in mind that Japan which we have successfully kept on -- pretty much.
For the past seven years that's a great thing for all of Asia.
Is historically of course -- with.
With Korea I mean they occupy Korea for me so you could set off a chain reaction of Asian country saying I've got to have a -- I don't think that's a crazy scenario and I know people worried about.
I'm afraid there -- a strategic error made in the first Bush Administration which was unilaterally to remove the American nuclear weapons themselves exactly.
That was on Greg's idea any sold the president.
First President Bush on it if those American nuclear weapons were still there they were tactical nukes for the most part we wouldn't be having secession itself.
South Korea would be under the nuclear umbrella.
And north -- directly determine.
Precisely why we said to be too could be two takes off in Missouri.
And flies right over that the Pacific -- kids.
Kerry several -- it's pretty probably undetectable.
If you were to attack them and -- north and then it flies home.
I'm molested and without even requiring.
A landing anyway that was a very good demonstration yes we may not have the tactical nukes.
On the ground that we have the weapons that can deliver a -- At the commander of the president in.
Ten hours I was at the B twos -- B fifty -- there as well let's talk to -- -- and I don't know if we had nukes.
-- -- bases in the pocono probably not know.
-- we might have them in globs of these things have deliverable and I'm sure there penny in Oklahoma says there's no telling what rob rob and told them.
You're probably told -- we were ready to attack she's nuts to.
Dennis Rodman just said man.
Well I certainly given the parachute.
The army -- one alluded to XP you know another.
It was initially when he came read through it.
He was interviewed should be and maybe save for debriefing.
He was completely incoherent pretend he never was even.
He never always coherent even on basketball's so everybody expect -- -- but he did say that.
The new young Foley case is a great guy.
Which was reassuring -- -- a couple of minutes here while we're focused on North Korea we have not focused on Syria we haven't talked about Syria we have really talked about Iran and long time.
Before I left on vacation last week.
Syria was all we were talking about.
The president was over in Israel it was all about has has Syria crossed the Red Line.
What's the deal with the chemical weapons were they used or were -- not.
Now there's just the answer is the investigation is ongoing.
The UN is in charge no one has any answers and suddenly we're not even talking about you anymore what -- What is the -- guys -- script.
He put -- off.
You have a commission income was like three months later and then sectors faces.
What does it matter at this point what we did right at this point -- you are easily.
From what I hear there's no strong evidence that it was a chemical it.
Second you illustration would want to do everything it could to explain it away because it doesn't -- -- itself.
I think this story what's happening on the ground.
Is -- if you Libya do you know it's always on page seventeen the rebels are making small advances and know that though there are we nearing.
Taking over the airport that sort of second.
Sitting in Syria that's a very big strategic games -- attacks now in the capital that a regular which is extremely unusual six months ago.
-- and didn't -- government has lost control of the border with Iraq.
She get all these jihadist to al-Qaeda in Iraq who attacked us.
-- in the Iraq War now it's -- nine punishment because.
-- is a guy who allowed them to come into Damascus to go across the border and attack us and now there are reversed.
Trajectory crossing the -- the other way.
To attack him I think what's happening is a slow strangulation of the regime.
And they'll be appointed to achieve becomes critical of the collapse.
Begins but until then I -- -- This administration lifting a finger to do anything.
Well I -- the last part the Obama administration seems pretty clearly made it.
Decision not to intervene directly not withstanding all the various commands.
A few months ago on the show I think Charles and I were asked how long it will be before us on fell and I was getting I don't want to.
Go there with you Charles Phillips -- -- the tape let's just say that I thought he would be there a long time -- -- -- ravens' -- yeah.
He -- he is still there and and you know part of -- it reminds me a little little bit of the Warsaw uprising calling with the Soviets.
Brought their army right up to the edge of Warsaw and watched.
As the Warsaw uprising occurred and then.
The Soviets let it fail and why does it remind you that because you get the impression maybe some of these -- about which we know nothing.
Operating there and Syria.
Are not quite ready to take over or aren't quite ready to -- -- level fall and don't wanna get into an alliance with the status the other group that we also don't understand.
And all kinds a little.
Corrupt agendas are at work.
That account for the delay in the fall of this regime all kinds of agendas at work there that aren't very apparent to us.
And you know it.
For that reason this could drag on court on other words maybe the people who are winning don't have any interest quite yet and taking over the capital.
-- -- -- all their pieces in position.
When you say we don't know anything about new government listening to John McCain because if you had -- know that we know a lot about them their freedom fighters in the traditional Paul Revere and Sam Adams.
They want you know obviously to make Syria a little bit more -- -- And being sarcastic in a better way because I agree with you completely that we really don't know much about the we do know however that country's contiguous -- in the region.
That are ruled by oligarchs are dictators probably have you know in the end of interest in keeping.
He -- regime in place and it would be shocking if they weren't eating it I it just seems to me if you stand back a little bit.
What don't you want to happen for the saudis would be horrible and creepy but if if that regime fails.
What I mean -- see what happens what happens if the Jordanian monarchy fails it just seems like.
I'm not endorsing any of these horrible people run these horrible countries but boy it could be worse and think -- what.
The consequences of the faulty Asad regime would you might be really really significant move yeah it reminded me -- -- -- -- last thing sometimes -- winners and losers although on the aid the online show we've been doing who has jumped the shark.
What what person has now.
Gone too -- jumped to -- not gonna explain to us.
If you've been here before we've done before so Charles who jumped the shark when I would say that -- would say.
That Obama jumped the shark today by reducing -- -- in a way that's so ridiculous and cynical that he loses.
I don't have a good short jumper today but when you come around and Leo -- won by the time we're done.
Contact got -- charter and -- that's tough.
You know just going to what we were just like -- don't -- North Korea rather than jumping of the shark they have outdone themselves in terms of -- really get a graphic here saying we'll have that job and -- kooky threats that either.
Would cause their own downfall or they can possibly back up so I'll say this jump -- I agree I thought they were kind of -- and -- on -- -- passing out and yeah.
-- say a Charles sensitivity taxes and and so brilliant only he could anticipate what I was going to say which is exactly that President Obama jumped the shark with us.
Even by his low standards ludicrous appeal to dumb populism.
I'm giving up 17100 bucks a month or something are you choking and it really -- the personal economics.
The White House are fast -- name again the only one.
But this guy really does live in splendor -- there's not a wish that isn't immediately answered he's -- -- be -- the second he needs.
This is like this insults.
I think thinking people.
It is -- shark jumping.
I agree that I was -- -- -- really afraid but I think that on this thing.
Obama landed on the other side militia I didn't even go down.
-- I I do think that came.
Shark jumper of the year so -- could be -- decade.
Is Kim -- -- -- -- he's he's just declared today that he's authorized these generals to launch a nuclear attack.
On a country that can extinguish him in an hour and a half to the point where there won't be assumed.
Remaining in that country that's.
That's the biggest jump of the year so far I mean that's fine until we lose Alston.
He can't reach us now -- -- -- -- I was just so well that's yeah you're right he brought up Australia.
But he could I mean who knows what he could do to.
Help and -- And I want him to sharp when he called mania coming from and I didn't mean -- -- -- -- was wildly Primerica place how does that mean they -- bad rifles I can tell how -- they've got.
Last thing cave man she's PI can -- and North Carolina.
All I ask you about Ben -- what's happening with the investigation we still on it.
-- -- And we have had some.
Reaching out to a number of the survivors are trying to get them to come on -- we've had.
Senator Lindsey Graham talking about how they are scared to other story -- they've been told not to.
We're trying to get them to come on and tell it we have a number of other things.
In the hopper.
Regarding this story interviews.
And that her.
In the works but.
I always get the question so I figured I'd answer.
For online thank you all as always.
Hope you have fun -- he had been here before control our own little divine.
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