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Lots of new questions today about president Obama's decision to promote Victoria -- and she's the former State Department spokeswoman.
Who was proved by internal emails to be heavily involved in revising the main -- talking points saying.
Share concerns about an early version of them and asking that any references to CIA threat warnings in advance -- A terror attack by now Qaeda linked group that night the dropped all together.
Andy card says he served as a White House chief of staff under president George W.
Bush he's now the acting dean of the bush school.
At Texas a and M university mr.
-- pleasure to speak with -- -- Greg it's good to be with you thank you for having me on you know it as I -- these emails show that it was Nolan who played an instrumental -- in conjuring up the would turn out to be the phony talking points on Ben Ghazi now she gets a promotion.
One is suspected.
That and that may be she's being rewarded here for her pivotal role in what a lot of folks think is a cover up your thoughts.
While I know Victoria -- and she's a career foreign service -- she -- Vice President Cheney of the foreign policy advisor.
And then was a bastard to NATO under president George W.
Bush and she did an outstanding job.
And I think she's very highly regarded I am very troubled by the -- been -- challenge and what happened.
And I wanna get to the bottom of it and I hope Victorian -- and now and and she will have to appear before the senate at least on the senate committee.
And foreign affairs -- -- on foreign relations to be.
Considered for her new appointment I hope she answers all of the questions I hope the questions are appropriate respectful.
And informative and I hope she gives good -- to the questions but ultimately.
She's a career foreign service photos of that I have a lot of respect -- I think should do a good job in the new post all right.
Let me move on to the president's speech.
He claimed that al-Qaeda.
In these are his words are on a path to defeat.
And is evidence of that he said that being Ghazi terror attacks were not directed by al-Qaeda itself.
Conveniently ignoring the fact that it was the work about al-Qaeda affiliate at it as if that's immaterial.
Is it your sense mr.
card -- this is a president.
Who perhaps does not understand the gravity.
Of what happened that night in Ben Ghazi.
When our ambassador it was murder along with three other Americans.
I am concerned that President Obama doesn't really understand the nature of the enemy that is out there.
That the enemy I wouldn't target to read a book that we called looming tower that actually was written by Lawrence Wright which I think -- outstanding job of describing the nature.
Of the challenge at the United States faces when it comes to the war on terror.
Maybe it won't be one person over in Pakistan now wearing a hat that says.
Al-Qaeda that is directing what's happening around the world but the al-Qaeda inspired relationships and terrorist attacks.
Our terrorist threats to the United States and our national interest and I want to present to take them seriously.
And I want to recognize that the warrant -- is not over and we have to be very vigilant in fighting this -- -- We want to prevent attacks from happening not just respond to attacks that are happening.
Well let me expand on that and and let -- use if I mean new Fox News poll we'll put it up on the screen -- finds that 56% of Americans think that Islamic terrorists.
Now pose a greater threat today then right after nine elevenths only 28% think there's less of a threat.
And yet as you point out mr.
-- the president yesterday declared.
The global war on terror is over.
Because he believes the threat can be managed.
Is that -- easy is that a retreat.
By hand or is he simply convinced that look.
Bin Laden's dead so it's all over.
I think it.
It may be -- -- I don't think it recognizes the reality of the nature of the threat.
Believe me the enemies of the United States and that have taken comfort in what al-Qaeda has done.
Are celebrating that the United States that seems to think this -- is over.
Know the threat is -- over the war on terror is gonna go -- and I hope that President Obama will be the leader of the world in the war on terror.
Rather than appear to be saying we don't have to pay attention to what it's not as bad as you think Ron tell that to the families who have their rooms of these terrorist acts and there are many many victims.
Not just in the United States but all around the world.
As you know for the longest time the president for the better part of two weeks resisted calling Ben Ghazi -- terror attack to this very day.
His administration refuses to call the terror attack at Fort Hood an act of terror it's just you know workplace shooting.
You -- common thread here -- you know there's sort of a philosophy well if we call it something else then it won't be terror.
And I can say now that as president I ended the war in Iraq I wound down the war in Afghanistan.
And I won the war.
All on terror.
While I what President Obama to win all of the battles for the United States that we have -- there are threats -- our national security so I wanted to be successful.
But I don't think that he's right in offering wishful thinking as the best policy option.
Wishful thinking is not recognizing the reality of the threat to the United States and I think that we have been -- very vigilant America.
You know it may not be able to love America but I want people to respect America and I one -- to fear America.
If they don't do if the world doesn't do what is appropriate I want them to think that there will be consequences and that America is paying attention.
And the president of the United States should be leading that effort.
Not saying wishful thinking will drive my policy I wanna show our viewers in and you if you have a monitor a picture.
A -- whispering in the year.
-- the president that horrible day of the moment he found out from you.
What it happen on on eleven.
Been a long time since then.
How much longer.
Of a battle will it be.
For America well.
-- I think it's going to be very long battle I think that the nature of the enemy today is not bounded by geographic region or even bounded by a state.
An effort that it is really trying to undermine our system of government -- our system of leadership morality.
And so I do think we have to be vigilant but I'm optimistic I think that strong leadership from the United States will encourage other leaders in the world to be strong as they have to battle.
The war on -- this is not a battle that is unique to the United States of America.
This is that any country that respects freedom that -- -- Humanity should be involved in the effort to rid the world of these terrorist acts and that's what President Bush said you're either with us or against us stand with us.
Andy card great to see you thank you so much.
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