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As we've talked about this debate you said the president welcomes debate preferred -- -- National Defense University what they take away from that.
In his own words was that he felt it would be a mistake for the US to stay -- Cold War -- sort of self defeating.
Isn't the lesson that we learned over the last couple weeks after that speech that we still artwork for a fact he's expanded.
Surveillance to prevent terror attacks.
So when you say that -- is there a bit of a contradiction there are you telling the public to three weeks ago.
We're kind of ramping down we don't want we're putting more.
-- expanded surveillance suggested we still.
Our I think you're inflating a number of issues here and it's not you know that was a fairly.
Long and detailed speech.
Did I don't remember it wasn't worth scaling that we're not a war but I think what the men -- and went out with regards to that.
We have as a nation -- -- and active hot wars.
-- more than a decade and the president keeping his commitment.
From when he ran for the office ended the war in Iraq.
And he is winding down the war in Afghanistan.
But it remains the case that we.
Continue to aggressively pursue al-Qaeda.
And its affiliates.
And it is.
His obligation as commander in chief to do so and to ensure that we have the tools necessary to do that is also.
His view and his insistence that those tools that we haven't that we use.
Are subject to oversight and two.
I carried out and are used you know -- it is.
That they keep space to our laws and our values and with our laws and our values so I don't think there's any hesitancy at all there.
We we remain.
-- it in in conflict with al-Qaeda al-Qaeda even though it is greatly diminished -- al-Qaeda in particular.
Remains a threat.
And Al qaeda's affiliates remain a threat we certainly discussed that quite a bit whether it's in Yemen or elsewhere.
And and the president taking every action necessary as commander in chief to ensure that we are adequately protected from it.
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