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-- on -- sending 4000 Revolutionary Guards to fight for Assad in Syria.
And with regime gains against the rebels as the Obama administration plan to send those small arms enough.
Some wonder today what it takes a long.
And as Peter said tomorrow the president will sit down with a major -- supporter.
Russian President Putin at that G-8 summit in NORTHERN IRELAND what can be accomplished at that meeting -- Benedict.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations senior fellow at the American enterprise institute and -- -- contributor John Bolton joins us now as does every Sunday at this time the morning ambassador.
Good morning Eric -- to do it good to see was always first let's start with the new Obama policy sending those small arms to the rebels is that there in the nick of time or too little too late.
I think it's actually evidence of the continuing -- of the Obama policy.
I think any serious military observer will tell you that this contribution that Obama is now prepared to make.
Will not make any significant military -- and in fact it looks as though Obama was back into it because of his own rhetoric.
About the aside regime using chemical weapons crossing a red line.
I don't think we've had a policy in Syria for two and a half years other than pray that the Russians actually we'll do something to remove aside.
-- was never any part of their strategic vision of the Middle East nor has it been any part of Iran street strategic vision to really cut from that perspective.
Nothing has changed this has always been a conflict where Iran and Russia were on the other side.
Well -- happen tomorrow when he sits down with Vladimir Putin in NORTHERN IRELAND in the side of the G-8 meeting and discussed.
-- and the futures area.
Well I think actually President Putin should bring the reset button that Hillary Clinton gave him four years ago with -- and give it back to President Obama because that's exactly what's going on here.
The Russian government has already rejected the evidence that the president relied on regarding the sides use of chemical weapons.
The Russians have said they will ship S 300 air defense systems to Syria very sophisticated.
System they have provided new sales of -- planes anti ship missiles.
And they've deployed over a dozen Nate naval vessels out of its hardest.
-- naval base in Syria the Russians are not gonna let aside go under.
And my view is over the last two and a half years they were never gonna let that happen I think President Putin in.
In his own inevitable way we'll tell the president that tomorrow well what do you think the president we'll tell prudent and does that have any -- he was he going with a -- -- That this is what happens when you get a community organizer from Chicago talking to a former KGB agent that's going to be like two ships passing in the night.
And I'm sure the president will emerge thinking you know I saw hopeful signs for negotiation there.
-- you know you mentioned some criticism of President Bill Clinton pretty scathing and stinging.
As saying that a President Obama doesn't do something you would quote look Michael was a quote total full and be -- And these -- pretty astounding comments from the former commander in chief talking about his democratic colleague.
Whose -- supporter during the Democratic National Convention.
What is it those comments did to the white house of anything and what do they mean.
-- -- -- -- that President Clinton you know my my view is this is the opening sound of -- funny sixteen democratic presidential nomination effort.
And I think what former President Clinton is doing is opening a path for Hillary Clinton.
In the near future to distance herself from the policies of the Obama administration.
Certainly on Syria perhaps on.
Other areas as well and I think we're gonna see this pattern back and forth it's going to be fun to watch the next three and a half years as Bill Clinton.
Critiques the Obama -- administration in its last term.
What about those who would say mr.
ambassador that the president last summer refusing to send small arms even though Hillary Clinton David Petraeus reportedly wanted that.
-- that was judicious cautious he's doing in the national interest not to be.
Drawn into of its internal fighting.
-- Look in strategic terms as it much of a humanitarian tragedy is Syria is in strategic terms.
It's a side showed the issue here is and has been from the get go.
The regime in Iran the world's central banker of international terrorism.
Eagerly pursuing a nuclear weapons program which by the way it will continue to do despite yesterday's presidential.
That has been the power to worry about in the Middle East and I think the Obama administration was reluctant to take on the aside regime in Syria.
Because it knew if it crossed Iran over the Syria issue it would never get negotiation over Iran's nuclear weapons program and that.
Was the Obama administration's priority I've long thought that was a mistake.
But I think that's what dominated at present Obama's thinking and I think now you're saying the consequences of operating under a delusion.
-- -- -- speaking of Iran's newly elected president has Sandra -- set to be a reformer or your view just more the -- You know if you got a -- pretty hard to find reformers.
In the leadership in Iran I remember rule -- when he -- the chief.
Nuclear negotiator of that ten years ago he was an expert liar.
He carried the Ayatollah -- waters he proclaimed publicly.
That he had deceive the Europeans that Iran had deceived the Europeans.
By using the negotiations.
To buy time to advance their nuclear weapons program he said it was great the -- If this is a reformer.
Then I've got to Brooklyn Bridge this -- -- at least no more I'm not but Ahmadinejad.
But for now ambassador Bolton as always good to see you and thank you for your analysis and asked.
Thank you --
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