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-- -- pointing to both recent and past comments from President Obama about the war on terror in the state of al-Qaeda.
That appear to contradict.
Or be contradicted rather by this growing global threat here is the president march of 2012.
Think that we refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 and today.
Al-Qaeda on the run and Osama bin Laden is bad.
-- KT McFarland Fox's national security analysts here to talk about I was -- good morning you're gonna bottles over the weekend -- how do we look at that comment now.
-- -- We have gone leading from behind we are now cowering under the bad.
That travel warning for all Americans all over the world to go for a month I have never seen anything like that.
That is unprecedented.
And it's not just that al-Qaeda is no longer dad it's not just the political point the President Obama said bin Laden -- dad al-Qaeda is finished.
And now we see a year later that al-Qaeda in fact -- stronger and a more places all over the world it's not just that it's a hole.
Sort of collection of issues where we have said we're going to punish the people who killed our people.
And then Ghazi and we've done nothing and even though we know that the people who are the masterminds are sitting free getting news.
To see him to -- -- -- times to Reuters we haven't gone after them.
What does that done that's a set -- green light to al-Qaeda saying.
Open season on Americans can kill -- and make make threats but they don't come after.
At the end of last year you and I -- -- program.
About the effect and the impact.
If you do not go after those responsible.
How do people overseas interpret that.
-- -- members that are affiliated with al-Qaeda that want to do harm how they interpret that this coming on the heels -- -- -- That now how do you view that now and those comments in this like today.
Well bill you know I had this same discussion and we had and -- so what will happen if we don't get the people who got our people and Ben Ghazi and I said they will hit us again.
They will look for another opening they will look for another anniversary they will do this again if you don't stop them they'll do it again now why did I say that because.
In -- and June of 2001.
A some of the -- had a recruitment video.
He said look what happened to America we bomb the USS Cole we -- American embassies in East Africa they did nothing about it.
We can get them and we can kill them with impunity and they won't come after us join in a holy war against Americans and what -- we have after that.
September 11 my whole point is unless you stand firm and you delivering threats.
You make good on your promises you look continue.
To be taken for advantage -- and humiliated.
And we are seeing this again and again not just with al-Qaeda.
But with a run with potent in Russia time and time again if you make empty threats -- idle promises.
And you do not back them up and you get exploited and taken advantage and humiliated and has real consequence.
Peter King called this a wake up call.
But you constantly make the point about leading from behind and a number of cases you cited here what is the long term effect of that policy if you believe that.
Well America's either feared and respected I'm not -- you go back to the George Bush days and have wars that you can't win.
But I am saying that a President Obama makes these statements were going to get those people who killed our people -- Ben Ghazi and then does nothing about it.
If President Obama says film sequences to you mr.
Putin's if you keep Snowden and don't return and then we do nothing about it.
If we tell around there are sequences coming to you if you continue your nuclear weapons program.
And then we do nothing about it at a certain point leading from behind those guys up front stop -- -- back for orders and they go on their own way and.
Here we are.
You wonder if this extends beyond August you know these guys -- September 11 coming up in the first half of the next month and and whether or not this stretches in Nevada as a precaution.
-- and so nothing happens KT McFarland with her analysis from what we're saying today thank you.
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