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Mister Kristol well thanks -- -- to be here thank you for making time.
I want to start with this Richard -- now.
Is Fox News contributor former formerly of the bush national security team.
And now Fox News contributor.
Where it is Samantha Power the newly minted I mean she is brand new.
UN ambassador for the president.
She was not there yesterday when they had a big vote on Syria.
We're now wants to know where we're asking where where is she there and saying the state department's message saying she wasn't -- and she was traveling.
Doesn't seem like this is kind of that if you ever care about what the -- Security Council does isn't that sort of what would you care.
She was traveling that she wasn't too busy tweets I guess as to Hartford to come back perhaps in New York represent the US that the UNQ -- ripped it right at the investor wouldn't matter.
It wouldn't matter because the pathetic thing is.
The US Security Council's unable to agree on anything serious predictably Russia China blocked it.
We ended up in the humiliating position of the president having said a year ago I think was a year ago this week -- August 20 -- -- well.
That this -- chemical weapons systems and moving them fortunately incidence of red line.
We've done nothing and -- I'm struck.
Let's talk to people from the Middle East tomorrow that's the kind of countries how devastating this last year's -- -- US reputation US credibility and and the red lines and Syria.
Comment by the single most devastated say that your present -- United States.
You're utterly just she was content by Assad by Russia Iran which are backing -- we do nothing -- -- this horrible attack apparently yesterday.
And we do nothing and Samantha Power on vacation I assume somewhere some she's she's somewhere it was not.
Not there -- back but she treat she treat she sent a tweet yesterday afternoon our readers.
Reports devastated hundreds dead and streets including kids killed by chem weapons UN must get there fast and if true.
-- must face justice.
How pathetic is that she's the US -- in the US whether she's on vacation and -- trauma achilles' and stretch you always this sense that tweaked.
When there's a chemical weapons attacks that we set as a red line.
By a dictator who was killed tens of thousands maybe -- thousand people.
And it and she says that tweet UN must get there -- -- if true purpose must face justice better -- nothing -- he's trying to understand that at this point it's it's humiliating.
Humiliating -- Americans to the American ambassador the UN.
Is sitting at the -- -- -- saying well maybe she's suddenly indicating.
That she disapproves of president Obama's an action which I think she today and this is sort of by being so ridiculous in this -- she's actually telling us that the Obama administration's policy.
Is feckless and pathetic but whatever intention.
This -- -- historical look at this a look at the presence in the year ago but it Samantha Barrett street yesterday what's happening on programs say this is a very.
Unfortunately a dark moment for America -- policy.
-- -- -- -- We saw -- -- to us -- briefing from general Dempsey.
To talk about I forget what he was gonna talk about but he's.
Was taking that was scrubbed that event was -- -- the letter came to -- he the AP got a hold of the letter yesterday.
And general Dempsey -- -- an interest in congressman said why are we doing something about Syria we've got children dying in the street.
And that's it basically -- instead because there are no good options because the bad the good guys or bad.
The bad guys are worse we're not sure what to do and we don't think that by materially that the chairman of the joint teams is I think that if we start.
-- -- more weapons and helping somebody there were helping anybody disinterested in doing what's right.
Well I think two years ago the options -- much much better one year ago the president's -- options are much much better.
We could have -- and we could have done huge damage should -- -- regime could -- the rebels who were then I think reasonably pro western.
And it was a reasonable chance of a decent -- Now this archive has gained as we have stepped back and -- backers of gay and -- -- game.
So it's absolute worst rules.
Now it's kind of pathetic honestly I respect general Dempsey for his service but really the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is supposed to present present military options might carry Apple's policy.
He's not really if our policy spoke that the administration says he wrote a letter that -- the better.
Have written by it from this -- -- department secretary of defense I guess is expressing their views is that the view secondly if you chairman of the guys that Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The United States as a country have because Syria -- -- -- -- -- -- like bigger but -- -- around us right tackle whatever it is not a huge country well had a huge country right it's just things have succeeded in destroying various chemical weapons.
Some glitches such things -- Syria in the last.
A few months.
That we succeeded -- going to -- what NATO and toppling Gaddafi.
We've succeeded we're going to Iraq -- the government there we can't do anything we can't -- it's so hard it's so difficult.
But -- -- that hardly difficult I guess the only solution that is to stay out trying to cordon off the place but then don't say it's a red line it is actually the worst.
All things and that's the thing and as we're watching it Egypt now.
-- when you when you go back -- force.
When -- splitter on Twitter and you're saying well we like this but -- like that but what we want is the right things happen.
And were urging him but not too strongly and it's sort of like why are you talking what is the talking for.
But the truth is that any US president has to -- where the United States people expect us teams have been talking live at least that just can't believe.
Are in activity -- passivity.
I suppose we could choose if we elected a true isolationist as president to be.
-- in active in that part of the world we haven't been for seventy years not gonna happen real -- and so we do have to have a policy of the policy this president has had.
Is one that is an Oreo and -- back and forth as you say that he is engaged in.
Has left us just our friends looking at us with just astonishment kind of horror really and our enemies just increasingly deciding they connected impunity.
And they say internal debate that you want to.
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