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I am Chris -- firewall and here are your buzz cuts from Fox News first first Dan was in disarray President Obama.
Not happy -- -- Making remarks this morning in Saint Petersburg Russia talking about his effort to try to get congress on board.
Not really -- his -- off rising but to say that they don't mind if you bomb Syria.
Can he get his own party on the team.
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And that was the president in Saint Petersburg Russia saying that he was an -- Star -- he was elected and -- so why's everybody so upset.
About him wanting to bounce here he wouldn't want to do it means is that -- being unless it was really really necessary.
And he says if he's gonna talk to the American people on Tuesday.
To try to make that case.
Republicans say you may be too late by then Mr.
President opposition is hardening in both parties so fast.
That by the time you come around to make remarks on Tuesday that ship may have already sailed.
What about the president's efforts to whip up some support.
For his call to arms -- meet for the very first time Internet.
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Covering congress and -- you cover the senate right I do indeed.
The senate has started the clock on a vote.
Well they're gonna start talking about today so that the B position to have a debate next week on the Syria resolution passed or not -- Yes well.
It seems at this point that he gets over the first hurdle the senate being the senate there's these.
Procedural imaginations that they have to go through in order to get through anything.
I haven't heard anyone yet say they won't be able to get over to first hurdle to start debate because they've probably gonna have to have a vote.
I'm next Wednesday just to -- the debate off.
That seems like it's likely but then we get into this situation where.
It becomes a bit more complicated I've already had one.
Senate Democrats tell me directly Chris Murphy from Connecticut.
-- he will oppose the resolution on the floor.
But wouldn't vote in favor of the procedural votes that are needed to get to the final vote so vote is that sixty then sixty -- to -- and fifty -- and an army that and Murphy at least and probably others.
Might vote for it to get to sixty and then vote against it when it only needs fifty.
For the president.
We heard from David Axelrod.
On the Internet over the previous weekend his -- -- team huddled at the White House.
The message from the president seemed to be.
Hey Republicans you're gonna have to back this thing and he had David Axelrod said Republicans -- the dog who caught the car dog that caught the car.
And that now they we're gonna have to accept culpability for.
These strikes and all of this stuff but as we look and see.
Democrats are not very happy about this at all.
No and particularly.
In the house.
Where where there are already some -- -- from multiple media organizations that say.
The number leaning against it at least he's already 217 to eighteen which means it would.
Not pass although -- been making the point for the last couple -- days to be a little bit careful with that.
Because we haven't actually seen the text of what the house -- to vote on so it's entirely possible.
That speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor and remember Nancy Pelosi the democratic leader.
They could come up with something that he's more tenable that could get more votes and caused some of the people who are meaning -- to be like at the end of the day.
OK that I can vote for.
I bet and so do the question basically is a so let's say U2 sixty vote threshold the senate there aren't enough votes in the -- And we should point out this is substantially meaningless this is I think I think we we need to clarify.
Even the resolution that's in the senate says.
But the president can bomb anyway now the president by the president's national security advisor says he won't the president won't proceed without congressional authorization.
But what everybody is saying is.
We're doing this but it's symbolic as the president has the authority to do this under the war powers resolution anyway so whatever.
But the if it looks like this thing is gonna go down to defeat do you think that Boehner would even bring it to the floor.
Would he have about 302.
Fifteen smoke end of this.
We have not.
Vest and was something -- -- this morning my house counterparts and roll call where we're asking that question as of yet there hadn't been a definitive answer that one way or the other and you know it's -- it's one of those.
Situations where the eight in May not just -- the house Republican leadership that has to make that decision there's also a possibility.
And one of the things that I've been looking into -- what is the possibility that the White House.
Goes behind the scenes to Boehner and say it is.
-- it's not have.
That you think I don't I don't know I would ask another plausible possibility unless they want to make the political case right another plausible possibility is a go ahead and have your vote.
And then we'll say that whatever dead Syrians there are you it's your -- the blood is on your hands of house Republicans right.
And and that.
Crude political move but that's entirely possible around here -- these things have happened.
And the only other thing I would say -- that that the risk they hear.
Is that if you have the majority of house Democrats -- Too it's tough to pin the blame.
Solely on the Republicans when you've got so many Democrats are are skeptical or opposed as well.
So how do you if you're the president what do you do what do you say.
Between now and your speech on Tuesday to try to convince Democrats that this is okay to support.
Is there is the real real tough question you know -- was talking yesterday to it's a few senators who were in town for -- briefings.
And one of the things that came up -- once.
Was the possibility that if you vote this down it sends a bad message to North Korea and Iran.
And so they're -- seems to be an increasing a conversation.
Broader international implications that might be a better way to make the sales pitch -- specific to this situation on the ground in Syria.
And so you you do bump it out into a global old.
Kind of threat -- kind of -- that this is bigger than any of us there are problems automatically Philippines the reality is if we don't send other.
Weapons of people with weapons of mass destruction the message that we won't tolerate -- they're gonna use.
That's that's absolutely not correct in the other he did the other side of that is the other thing that he surfaced on the hill and I think it's surfaced on the hill yesterday -- heard rumblings about it being possible and there was a Wall Street Journal report that came out last night.
About the possibility.
That there might be retaliatory.
Strikes either an attempt to seizing US NBC or some other sort of broader retaliation plays and there are some senators -- -- and members in the house as well who are literally on the fence.
Because they are really -- about what the better movies.
It is rough business it is -- business but you explained -- that pretty well do you know -- -- Absolutely and introduced and this is very important fellow -- remind me you remind me chipper.
-- tell you that view we take that -- a -- as I mean I will take that is -- you remind me in New York you were first occasion as you give her dramatic view of what's going on in congress is impressive indeed meals.
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I am still and always will be in my heart.
A United States marine there is nothing I want more than to support my commander in chief when he draws a red -- I think that that that's just -- But since he drew that line since secretary Kerry came out he has done nothing but but messed this up and and his findings that he has lost my confidence.
That was my program he is a congressman from New York -- said he was originally supportive of the administration's plea.
For congressional authorization to attack government forces in Syria up.
But has since lost his confidence and is now withdrawing his support one many who share that sentiment and this is power play welcome back so.
The president says he's gonna talk of the nation on Tuesday Republicans say you'll be too late by -- speaker of the house and others are strongly suggesting that by the time the president returns the United States and addresses the public that opposition to the intervention will have hardened to such a point that it won't be retrievable.
Is it a cynical play is dead the best that he can do does he have a planned.
Try to rally public support ahead of -- -- after that will be too late in any condition because conditions on the ground rule change.
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Here's a question -- guys that big John Boehner essentially is pleading with the president to go ahead and strike.
The the subtext here is.
We're not going to be able to deliver the votes the Democrats are gonna have the votes the leadership in congress agrees that this is a timely thing to do.
Why is the president that we took Tuesday and why does -- -- And that it takes time for a vote and everything after that what's the calculation.
Heritage Blair tell you Chris I think if the White House get re doing this they would get a review and I think what the president should have done.
On here in as a Democrat was the tough isn't tough situation with the president should have done is.
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-- both on both -- the dial on any time Jim Moran and you know some -- from the right on the same page you know that we're in a very interesting political time.
All of this President Obama is -- it he's in a tough situation and I think.
I have to agree with -- the speaker rarely ever do -- do that.
On one thing that I think Tuesday might be too late because this vote count is going the opposite direction always comes -- I've seen.
-- -- to seventeen leaner no.
Possibly 300 -- no.
On balance I think that it did you know the president has convinced and won the American people and you know de facto content.
So he doesn't need Congress's authorization.
And the resolutions in congress say.
We're passing this week you can do it anyway because the war powers act gives you the authorization to engage in the very kind of -- -- being described -- -- The popular sentiment as a factor here the president talked -- in his remarks today gentry it's well the Americans don't like it when we do this and that economic conditions.
And -- center it's that are etc.
At the same time.
Other conflicts like this.
Happened sort of even if we take model like Libya.
When President Reagan bombed Libya.
In response for the Berlin discotheque bombing.
We -- pad.
Interventions by Bill Clinton.
In Bosnia when you had.
Bush in Somalia.
Generally these things happen the president either describe them after they happened -- as they were happening.
They were quick and it was over and they didn't have a chance to be unpopular the longer this sits on the shelf the more popular it's likely to -- -- forgiveness is easier -- permission sometimes I think that's clearly a case.
Hero the president is facing look I I -- -- remove the speaker also I sympathize with the present.
I think actually is important here I think you should have taken it in a timely way he didn't do that that's an abdication of leadership.
But listen I think we've got a little bit of politics need to stop -- water's edge.
And the message that we're sitting here by not taking action.
I ran into Russia to others in the -- at least -- in the north Koreans that is a very dangerous thing we said there -- a red line that reminds cross we did nothing about it.
And and now you know we're gonna we're gonna go compete with a couple of football games on Sunday night and Monday Night Football is the president remove his -- right now.
He's gonna have a -- is getting people who watch -- watch the address in the first place so so it was I think a little bit of presidential leadership on the front end.
-- might have kept him out -- some.
-- -- Chris Wallace just reported is that congressional aides in both parties say that they won't not that that the chances of winning approval.
In the house is so bad that they do not expect the measure to ultimately come to the floor that they failure -- -- and they're thinking that they won't even vote.
So what happens then if you've got.
Congress as you say 300 to 115 and so lopsided they don't even bring it forward does that does the house just look back at the president say.
Boehner says I'm not gonna vote on this because it will make it even worse so looking -- you back to you Mr.
Well I think this I think this does the resolution passes the United States senate I think Doug you first -- -- at seventy I think we're probably somewhere now around 55 maybe 53.
On -- you know some Republicans some Democrats really -- conceding 2526.
Type of mix there all that I think the president I think you know they -- a little bit -- and the senate holes.
Their vote until the president doesn't convincing of the American people knowing that probably between -- Mitch McConnell has been very quiet on this.
Com and -- Harry Reid they probably know that they have the votes.
The presence of a tough situation on he's gonna have to show some real leadership here and I think he's starting to -- -- starting to build this international coalition they released.
I guess is being the new Coalition of the Willing.
All today Mullen that coalitions gonna have to grow on going to be -- also turns into an avalanche type of thing hopefully get some more nations on board.
I think one nation -- you don't have Australia he has Spain he has.
On Turkey Saudi Arabia you have to continue to build our coalition armies and I had -- the -- -- -- I think you know where the president went wrong on this.
Is he should have done very -- -- -- to just the case is about.
We don't want another Rwanda we don't want other Sudan that is why we are the city on the hill and it's our job to -- -- -- Well the vulnerable and innocent and this is why we're doing when he's doing I think that's the president -- to -- on Tuesday from the Oval Office to tell the American people I get -- war weary but we -- always -- the nation that stands up for those that can't -- -- for themselves and I think that's the message to see from this president.
Home in the next 72 hours if it doesn't do any thing is that if it's if it's sort of becomes this argument that you see.
It would have been we're gonna have a limited strike I mean a -- -- of a limited strike.
Is that you at least catch him by surprise there something I mean if you wait months if I mean is now talking about in October we're gonna have congress really.
Debate this case -- he says she wants couple -- today.
You have the -- resolution that says that -- think that the president ought to get more coalition partners to your point Richard before they come back.
At a certain point doesn't you -- you get to a point of diminishing returns.
It's what you see you certainly do in particular -- -- foreign policy -- you know from a political point of view -- I'm not sure that the American who.
People are are are removal as they are were -- They've -- Dave Dave Dave Dave I've been through what a decade or nearly a decade and a half.
And they've got other concerns they're worried about the economy there read about their jobs are worried about the cost of their kids' education they're worried about whether that kid can get a job when he when he gets out of when he gets -- -- this just isn't very high and the -- as I mentioned earlier also competing with the start of the football season and this is just to get the attention of the American people on this.
Which I think is what has to happen if congress is is to be persuaded here there's going to be very tough for the president right now.
I think that this historical model that you suggested recent historical model.
I -- the president show some leadership goes and takes the appropriate action appropriate time and then comes and explains congress would have been a better choice here.
-- -- His metropolis that it's good we're gonna go with here but I don't think I don't think much can happen.
Between now and Tuesday it will change -- project -- that's short.
Things getting worse in Syria so we shall see you guys will keep us -- we know.
Thank you for your wise counsel through.
Gentry and Richard okay Internet we're gonna take a quick break -- we're going to talk about something else when we come back we're gonna talk about you.
The NSA -- -- stuff that looks at your FaceBook does all of that business.
You can encrypt and they can still look I guess we shouldn't be surprised at this point but what about your privacy.
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Taken by the pew center for research research center.
Said this said that you were much more concerned about hackers taking your personal information on FaceBook and you were about the government and FaceBook and other such sites and you were about the government looking at what she did.
But I guess every day there seems to be a new little trickles.
-- say -- -- little small trickle.
About what the NSA knew where they can do it.
Today's revelation is on their ability to break through encrypted software so that if you and your banker having a transaction or.
These things that we normally think of secure online transactions.
That the NSA has the ability to defeat that.
Now you probably aren't surprised that they have the ability to question is how often do they do it is it a very reasonable concern somebody who knows.
Is Robert is Iraq today.
This is close and I asked us straight Zarate as a right try to with a Z around a little bit of Robert Girardi he has a policy director at the foreign policy initiatives.
-- -- Thanks Chris okay -- The American people are pretty clearly of two minds on the question of the government snooping on the Internet.
They don't -- get but they also don't want to -- -- they think that it's probably necessary but they're concerned about it.
But news and things like that the NSA being able to.
Penetrate your bank transactions and those things those things that you think -- encrypted may give people.
Some -- That's true and you know if you look at the poll itself which -- respondents were most worried about where.
Hackers criminals and actually -- -- of advertisers getting the wrong information.
And then had a fire at my present only they were worried about government observation and why is that.
I think in general is a general there's accepted by the public that he can't be nothing creative here on the great.
And the things that -- means that most.
On a daily basis are things like the threat of hackers and criminals train their talents.
Com and and his team engineers advertising but that's and I think.
What we're seeing is in terms of the NSA program some of those things on the one hand I think the president congressional leaders.
And especially house intelligence chairman Mike Rogers and -- many compelling case to the American public about why he's intelligence programs are important.
He's innocent programs and then -- -- two.
Things like SA surveillance -- for doing this is why we know that aside used chemical weapons this is why we know that Iran is at least threatening to use attacks on embassies.
If the United States attacks Syria so I think people do and so little -- that there is.
And -- yesterday argument for some purpose but there is of course always a concern about a news is there's always the concern and you know we see in -- himself sort of the prime facie case that the system could be -- to right.
Yes I'm usually the beast from -- and I get -- -- -- -- accessing information.
And this is a brave new world Chris.
And we are seeing government -- Charlie Rangel it is.
Years ago I worked I -- for Wired News and subsequently.
Also for Stewart Baker who is -- prominent -- -- lawyer who later worked in the department about security and worked on some of these programs.
Years ago when he was an innocent.
And done it's it's a tough balance.
-- -- but that's what we have congressional lawmakers to give us oversight.
And and you know I think that the reasons the scandals.
Have reminded of progress lawmakers -- they really do need to practice their oversight and make publisher.
Well -- but they don't like to do they don't like to oversee this -- more than they like to declare war on countries.
They prefer it to be an executive branch function by and large -- -- actually yet at the highest levels of congress the leadership levels.
The at the party leadership levels that they legally -- they're aware.
And because that of assassination -- programs.
Not every member of congress knows any details but you see the highest levels members once again involved and they do they do exercise oversight.
The Johnny -- turning to a slightly different topic here Johnny's -- says it would have been unconstitutional for the president to have attacked Syria first and then get approval later.
Under that were apparent that were apparent resolution.
And then quoting the president and every possible as -- shall consult congress before introducing US armed forces into hostilities yes but it.
Yes but and I think this is true.
Robert that the president has a grace period at the end under the war powers resolution to come back -- -- make good right there that's actually right and the war powers.
As controversial as it is wasn't the designed not to completely.
Hamstring the president turns defending America's national security -- and you see interest in debate.
Some people actually think he should -- not going to congress and just stunned.
These two or three guys like and that's the congressional leadership thinks he should not -- to congress it becomes pretty plain right you know -- Privately I would be surprised -- to hear that and I've certainly heard the sort of rumblings actually prison staff.
Yeah mock tank says.
When Obama gives a speech Tuesday night he says the bombs are dropping as I speak to avoid the -- -- in congress I don't think so.
I'd be curious to see what you think Robert I think.
More like -- the president is going to try to stick this on congress that he's gonna say.
I asked congress they're saying now what can I do they wanted a good -- the next resident -- they're gonna make Republicans into the dog who caught the car right.
I think I think that's a giant elephant or giant document -- right there ago.
President Obama has -- the credibility and prestige and not just -- -- the United States on the line.
And he can you see now are wrong and in the Assad regime -- already think victory.
And if the the president actually went into this situation trying to get congressional authorization.
Thinking that he would lose.
That this is a lot about the president himself and what he really thinks -- -- security and what's worse he will have diminished the power of the presidency.
It in the future.
Well what's your -- what do you think's gonna happen you know I think it's it's still real costs of the president said he's gonna give a speech about Syria I think on Tuesday.
-- Monday's congressional lawmakers should be -- -- -- fully briefed on the Syria arguments.
We will we will see but it's going to be uphill battle.
For those who support intervention if -- If congress -- just -- -- -- says they don't as Boehner says we have votes I'm not even bringing it to the floor.
Does the president go anyway.
Other there is but it's possible.
That there been times when the United States has.
-- in the nineties Clinton I believe he got senate authorization the house didn't -- on it and he went ahead with those of.
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It's -- regime's.
Brazen use of chemical weapons -- in just based Syrian tragedy.
It's a threat to global peace and security.
Serious escalating use of chemical weapons threatens its neighbors.
Turkey Jordan Lebanon Iraq.
It threatens to further destabilize the Middle East.
It increases the risk that these weapons will fall into the hands of terrorist groups.
For more broadly it threatens to unravel will be international norm against chemical weapons embraced by a 189.
Nations and and those nations represent 98%.
Of the world's people.
At a press conference earlier today in Saint Petersburg Russia talking about the world's red line.
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-- right now Peter the president is making the argument there and is expected we here to make more and more of this argument as he tries to get resistant Democrats on board.
That this is about the security of the region and chemical weapons in general don't get bogged down in the series of -- good guys bad guys.
That it has to be about punishing people for using chemical weapons in the -- Yes I mean the president has put himself in a very tough position here obviously -- Edwards in this war two and a half years now -- 100000 deaths.
He -- -- a red line last year about chemical weapons are a number of other incidences and I think we're playing catch up ball here.
And -- challenge the problem here is obviously is that what's -- strategic objective I don't think we have a comprehensive policy on Syria.
And I think that's what people are wondering what happens after this so if you punish Syria for for doing this -- -- that they use them again.
Yeah what happens if congress doesn't authorize use of force and what I think is is racially -- -- hypocritical -- the fact is that how many times he's felt it was important to go through the United Nations.
Like for Libya.
And this time -- not going through the United Nations but -- becoming -- congressman Libya he -- the united nation we didn't come to congress.
So I mean there's just it's really a mess and unfortunately it's of their own doing.
Well what's gonna happen.
Well it's not quite clear the president's got a couple of days he's -- he's coming back here he's skipping a trip to California.
Not to lobby people I think he probably -- members of congress from from Air Force One.
But he's got he's got a lot to a lot to do in this may have slipped away from him by the time he gets back to talk to the nation.
Suppose that's -- -- happen on Tuesday of course that's subject to change.
-- -- this is no Chris.
Know Chris there is no exception in that quote the president must consult with congress before introducing US armed forces into hostilities.
The generation six car.
Comes back and these are people who wisely as evidenced by their mother Smart conversation follow me.
On Twitter at see several generations six -- says according to judge snapped the war powers act is unconstitutional on its face.
Help us understand the role of war powers act and that's does the president -- congress says in the in the resolution that was just introduced on the floor of the senate.
They say the president has the authority to do this anyway but we're proposing to to endorse his actions.
Well I'm not a constitutional lawyers I don't want to get -- calling you that right broke -- -- across rid of them.
From his -- -- standpoint practical standpoint for security analysts think the current -- real resolution parallels the war powers act.
We says that the president has sixty days.
To introduce American forces into battle -- -- back -- 1973 and Gulf of Tonkin.
You know the Vietnam War.
And -- has thirty days to withdraw them so what they basically said as you can you -- take military actions for sixty days without getting further authorization.
With the potential for it and extending nets him another thirty days way that the challenge here is is that the -- you know this was drinking drafted by some people that are support.
According taking a strike.
We -- you know people are saying -- congress has the right of the constitution clear war is this war.
Or is this a limited military action.
Comes down to definitions it's like a rorschach ink blot test -- IDC a bunny here BC alliance and in many cases these things are open to enterprise.
Probably depends on which side of the -- -- Well and of course congress and was cut off the funding fight that's another thing remember Parcells -- first today at some point they could put -- -- build safe while the president's bombing or doing something saying.
No you know no more funds will be used for the purposes of bombing Syria and the White House is.
That muddying the waters a little bit as it relates to a little bit a little bit I -- -- legacy as it relates to.
Whether or not he would use.
Absent congressional approval right.
As the president has said he has the authority to act -- his intention -- it is too.
Do -- with the approval of congress as he said in Sweden he believes they will vote to authorize these military force.
And I'm not going to speculate on the president's decision making if they don't -- we think that well so that's not really an answer.
No I mean look if they're not going to exit don't know what's gonna happen he obviously wanted that the congress to approve the military strike but I -- -- was kind of a master stroke on his part.
On Saturday kind of moving back against John Kerry -- John Kerry was saying on Friday and his co -- the congress so here if congress says no he is an option to say I'm gonna follow the constitution and can follow congress' presidential.
Or advice here and I'm not gonna bomb I think tied my hands right but if congress goes along in the C comes -- -- He's also co -- them so you can share the blame with that it looks tremendously cynical.
It really does it looks like a situation which you have the president.
Who everyone -- now.
Johnny -- is pointing out here again.
That this action comes after section two which requires consultation can't be any clear I think the point of ambiguity -- of ambiguity here is that if the president says there's an imminent threat to the United States he can take action to prevent it.
That there's there's enough there's enough wiggle room that with the complicit congress can complicit congressional leadership if they're not gonna column on it.
The commander in chief doesn't want his hands tied right.
But the but the question is you know what I see in this is the president who.
At least can make.
Made in Libya certainly the argument that he could act without congressional authorization.
That he did that in this case he wants -- and if they he doesn't get it he's not going to act even though he says it's necessary to actually put decent sort of approval -- -- -- give it to him he really wanted to go to UN first believed the idea is that you know it is only two reasons you can.
It during under international law where you can actually use force one is self defense.
The other is if -- you have the approval of the UN Security Council which would see a threat to peace and stability -- world.
He's not gonna get that from the US was looking for somebody to give them cover this is about political cover if -- got -- from the UN if Russia and China -- on board he'd probably do that he likes it the -- it left likes the UN likes that sort of cover but he can't who's gonna come back to congress I don't know what does -- do because neither one of those.
-- he's he feels like he needs do something.
Any feels like if he doesn't that is going to lead all sorts of other bad consequences the problem is if he does -- you could also lead to all all sorts of other bad consequences.
We finally got to a point of agreement on the stage and says I agree that.
-- government will ignore the law regardless of what it's eight feet and just cynicism is the portal through understand Washington is authorized to do it.
Peter we thank you for making a little clear -- today -- -- Jeremy thanks.
Okay Internet really take a quick -- we have another new friend in addition to.
When we come back we will talk this person is not our friend about the Syrian dictator's wife.
And -- have -- like.
Outreach to the 22 -- especially when it is it telegenic photogenic opportunity I would -- backs ran her from an old classmate.
When we come back.
That is it's not -- saw.
The wife of Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad.
And she was once.
-- to grace the pages of glossy fashion magazines she was.
Arguably these most favorites list of all.
The spouses of dictators in the whole wide world.
Attractive glamorous western educated.
And she was darling the -- John Kerry and his wife died with her I'm sure they found her to be quite -- lady.
But now things certainly have changed welcome back this is power play.
I -- it is is that.
One of the great things about this job is I get to meet or at least remotely meet people whose work I admire.
Somebody whose work I do admire.
In the -- Lloyd Webber.
She is an author she is it frequently being harassed by Don Imus in the morning on Fox Business -- Ariel IMF I know -- I am I doing now you're good sport you're good sport I've -- -- I -- I like to think that whatever we did you hear.
You'll find to be easy compared to what god put you through so I'm.
Benefiting from low expectations -- and welcome.
Well thank you very much for having me today.
OK now -- -- I -- I got wrong in your introduction you were not a classmate.
I was I was -- but you went to the same school as her and you have a sketch.
What she was like and who she -- Hot spinning faster as a company is above me and at the same school in London.
I say -- -- -- -- and now.
-- -- fascinating licking an upbringing she was born in London to to Syrian parents who -- Sony which of course is a difference.
-- -- -- -- I thought I was a -- on a guest on her mother was a diplomat.
She was pushed open London's got sent to my school.
She's cool Queens College has been Central London and it was founded in.
1848 it was a -- -- and it gave academic qualifications to women and the whole of Britain.
And now as a result we basically -- cool we'll -- to -- feisty feminists you want to sit back.
On this issues not his and her son to school -- Chad -- -- teaches the same cafeteria at the same Cardoza that the same time.
She got around King's College London that she spent 49 which is was very successful -- -- -- -- graduated from that.
And then to the kind of -- -- looking at -- I'm glad to JPMorgan and nothing she met Krajicek who was never supposed to be.
President of Syria.
-- to present to Syria he was supposed to be an ice legends of course she -- -- in London treat it Syrian community have father was only seen the medical profession as well.
That's what I met they -- enough is an at a discount business sense they would different sex but it was a treat health -- -- got -- he guys scientists area.
She'd come to stick to signing disliked by his family by all accounts -- the -- -- -- -- very well with.
But at the same time she was that in -- and she became as -- would expect from a belt from queens it's one -- my school.
She was feminist she was that -- winning issue is that -- -- issues and eighteen John Kerry and -- -- And no face this 'cause there's a school with me how my upbringing has become this extraordinary -- -- that -- -- And so in terms of and I'm not asking you to analyze the thoughts -- -- of -- -- person but as you say.
There's somebody with whom you share.
A lot in common -- your biography in your life experience.
What is she thinking.
Unless they didn't have any idea on some levels -- a long time ago she must be trapped.
And one -- not forget how people have -- -- come from homes which is our go to the original atrocities took -- in this area.
So I was thinking gourmet -- -- not just got three children by -- mentioned Comcast time out.
But anything -- theme elsewhere is revealed she very much enjoy some lavish lifestyle is -- buying China's -- -- -- what is going almanac.
So has become.
Can't think sic -- I have parents are still in West London may not commute between married Lebanon because of -- -- tricky for them in West London now.
-- -- Syrian community here off to back and piece of want to happen this intelligent woman have goal not way that we -- it with herself her husband.
Another interesting of course to Saif Gaddafi and I know you -- to be putting a safe Qaddafi in London.
Obvious he was Gadhafi son in Libya we -- they he was and it is great because the Canadian Louis we thought that the Sox and it's great they -- Syria.
And instead they've retreated Barack.
-- it -- it's phenomenal that it's how consent quip okay.
Images Lloyd -- she is an author she is Smart she has never married a dictator.
Yeah much much should be said.
Nearly half a million have a great weekend -- -- -- -- I it's okay.
All right Internet.
We're gonna we're out of here it's Friday.
And I gotta go -- -- time's -- get ready for other stuff on the regular television but I really enjoy spending a little extra time with you today it was fun fun.
I don't know what's next but I do know this that just as we like to do every day and now they were.
From our -- sure.
-- so we have to make a determination.
Do we have a preference among the combatants.
In Syria where international interest.
And his speech by power you know our ambassador at the UN was a nice speech you know that you given -- debating society.
But unfortunately the world is a tough.
Place and we we have to make a decision and not in decrying the -- clues from the rest of the world.