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Before for more more -- ouster in Egypt we're joined by retired four star general -- he -- his former vice chair.
Vice chief of staff for the army and a Fox News military analyst.
-- suspend part of march 4 with a four star general thanks very much for your service and your time Jim always good to talk to you -- to see you -- what your initial take on this.
Well that honestly it's a setback for via democratic process and Egypt and oppose the regime after only here on power.
But at the same time it it demonstrates literally how out of sync.
This government was with its with its people.
-- a consolidated power they excluded their political opponents they wrote it.
Almost an Islamic constitution heading -- an Islamic state and a real challenge that they had was to take care of I'm an economy that was in the tank.
And as a result of their -- -- -- the GDP plummet from 7% to one.
-- prices rose fuel lines increased.
To significant shortages of food.
Federal Reserve's would depleted and -- system state in the tank so it was a disaster.
And it's a major setback I think for Islamic government you see it and you see it in to run you see it and in Lebanon and also what the Hamas in Gaza and so might that -- be a good thing for the US and our interests.
Well we we certainly are not for military -- opposing democratic government -- -- -- but but there it is -- huge opportunity here.
And I hope that our government gets involved in this process.
To help steer this process a -- we can't control but we can influence it.
After Mubarak was oppose the generals took the political stage they didn't like it and they were relatively inept at managing it.
We should have helped them much more then what we did we took the hands off approach with -- much as we did in Iraq.
At the 2011.
I hope that we're in this time privately.
Helping to move back towards a democratic path and certainly guiding them not to stomp all over.
The Muslim Brotherhood in the process because you've got to bring them into this political process you don't want them outside of it.
Far too many of the ones on the right then we'll go to guns as opposed to the political process we saw the picture of the press.
The -- -- his national security team.
Wendell -- talked a little bit about the way.
That the administration might be able to use.
Financial aid to Egypt as a way to influence what what goes on there -- in the days and weeks to come.
-- what do you think those conversations were like between the president.
And his team as they sort of map out a strategy for the next let's just say the next thirty days well I think they.
Notice is really -- dangerous situation.
What what they do rough radical islamists on the far right of the Muslim Brotherhood.
They quickly want violence then we've got to appeal to the more moderate Muslim Brotherhood that.
Would not go to abandon the political process and they're going to be able to participate in the generals have to convince some of that.
And the new interim government has could miss -- -- the United States has to be involved in that process.
And the fact they were out a resting a number of them right now.
Is going to be very disturbing to that movement in and sends a bad sign that we're excluding them.
From this process we gotta be all in in an inclusive.
Path ahead and a return to a democratic process.
The minimize the lack of stability.
Luck of instability and minimized it the potential danger of the violence -- here I mean it is a crisis brewing here if this isn't manage properly.
Of course Israel.
Very close to two to this crisis that's that's unfolding in Egypt.
Obviously our interest are -- -- We have military assets in that area what kind of discussions are our military leaders having right now.
Of as far as those assets how to maneuver them how to best use them how to protect them.
Well the fact of the matter roses that -- we have had a very close relationship.
Militarily with both countries Egypt provide an aid on an annual basis military equipment -- looks like cars on -- ground and in the air.
A very close relationship -- Israel and we did welcome.
Recognition of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel as a welcome sign -- -- Israel.
Did as well but we made another mistake in much as we did with Mubarak.
We appreciated the peace treaty we appreciate his help -- terrorism we left.
And Malone what is domestic situation which eventually -- over we were doing the same thing.
With Morsi and I think we got to get back involved and if we can't control -- -- shall we -- But we -- should be influence and a and I know the Israelis would have would appreciate that because no one wants to see another government Falwell they -- to see here is stability right.
And contribute to a region Egypt really matters in this region historically and culturally.
They huge -- -- the region general Jack -- always good talk a record of where our general enjoy the holiday thanks for your time to get a happy fourth acts.
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