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I'm not comfortable -- -- welcome love Phil Donahue the Donahue show of course legendary honored with forty daytime Emmy Awards Phil has been including nine for extending those.
But George Foster Peabody -- broadcasting journalism award.
Body Boris co executive producer of that he's been on talking about that fill in for Bill Moyers last week.
Must have felt good at least being in -- chair talking about -- so important felt.
Yes it was -- I my return that you enjoy it given where our nation happen to be right.
Yeah I didn't mean it that way but certainly to be in the seat where -- innocent.
You know brought -- -- -- column and you -- -- with and you base of it -- it was it was a fascinating interview.
He's a West Point grad as a military guy and like many military people does not like very much what he's saying coming entity city.
I agree realities.
He impressed me greatly this is -- thoughtful guy.
-- West Point grad 23 years army guy.
And now teaches history at Boston university and author of several books.
Its latest war and -- that is truly.
I think it's a unique.
We got this way what is going here.
-- how many wars now you.
Banking sector but in 1980 you not even -- in Vietnam.
And -- we lose them.
You know its use that word lose -- better.
And at least we have no reflection.
You know he didn't say this but.
Morning and like this warrior nation vehicles conflict after conflict threats may.
John McCain going from camera to camera.
We've got to do it together that all the heavy breathing.
It's almost like -- there are people I think that would rather win the war -- the -- want.
And I'm wondering also if there isn't -- hidden.
-- you know we are.
We really need win.
And and I think all of this we're spending two billion dollars a day my arm of the current military.
That argument sequester and Republicans -- machete on the government does anybody say how much would cost us we went to war.
And never be all -- the war issue is couldn't get any thing you need.
There is perhaps it's amazing.
The -- but we've got the Tea Party and friends are running around saying we can't afford it we can't afford it.
Health care and oh and then because by the way teachers and that traps have to pay the price -- this.
Spending you know they're the ones that lose their jobs.
I -- there's no issue at all about money when it comes.
Or and you pointed at this John Kerry get seven makes this impassioned speech which I didn't think was -- -- the secretary of state generally just diplomacy was the same deck there was metals.
Oh away -- during the Vietnam month after he had purchased in the Vietnam War.
Kelly both Kerry voted for the war as you know the Iraq War.
So that Chuck Hagel.
And Obama was supposed to be at peace time for peace president.
And it everything is the -- it's amazing what has happened here we have.
Nicklaus -- Worrying that.
Obama may look like a whimpering and president.
Paul Krugman tells us in today's paper Paul Krugman my heroes but it.
He's -- guy keep -- me alive on the issue of the economy and what's good and what's bad.
Saying he isn't made up their -- India.
Hillary wanted to go for it now.
And -- got Republicans like Rand Paul the libertarian wing of the Republican Party very much at odds with the establishment Republican so you've got.
-- strange bedfellows here.
You know and it was Rand Paul's father was the only one in the in the last presidential campaign.
To say why are we dating all the countries.
The major candidates of both parties never.
Raised the issue.
Think about that here we are with young men and women going over there are many of them getting -- actually wounded.
-- thousands of them dead.
Coming home with spinal -- head injury suicides every day every day.
And it never came up.
You know it's breathtaking if you if you stand back the land of the free.
Has become kind of a point idea units -- you know what the president called the -- is supposed to shut up and saying.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- No patriot.
-- No lawyer no letters from home no nothing.
-- token bad -- American.
We peek -- windows we we read mail we listen in on phone call we kill people overseas.
In what is called signature strikes by a guy who sits up.
-- -- -- -- -- Give in the control room 4000 miles away from the action with a joystick that television pictures there they and -- them.
-- wrote an incendiary device.
And we are killing children.
The bush you're hearing is the inimitable filled on -- -- everybody knows -- voice.
What do you an amazingly tight credit topsy turvy world the Russians come forth with a possible solution to this -- -- -- think and and as I tell you that the pressure's off now this crisis.
Certainly for the time being.
Well he's he's going to be bombing Syria in the next.
Certainly I don't think the next several months.
And it was Russia and and we're gonna say the president will sit in my and I it was an hour.
Of military force because this and the Russians will have.
The evidence -- say our president.
-- this is what you get when you spend two billion dollars a day.
On armament and have no respect for diplomacy.
Is this president got the Nobel Peace Prize surely knew his presidency and you know you what should that be -- thought I -- -- well they won't do that but it is true it if I am so disappointed that we you know we were I think this.
That this is a great.
Family pay for this nation and those two little girls that are.
We so sensational.
Michelle is gorgeous the president of flat belly because down those steps not -- hold -- that anybody's railing.
With that aren't going up and down athletic body.
And I think -- it was.
It was such a a grand victory for this country to show the world.
Much of bomb thrower.
It's -- frustrating to me as someone who voted for twice that and -- -- and see better alternative.
If I wondered is this I could have voted for Mitt Romney right -- voted for John McCain.
It's a shame and I got here.
You know we do have a country.
That will mean much in a much faster way -- vote for.
A bit tougher candidate.
Then they will vote for the peace candidate.
That's why Kucinich has been marginalized.
Robert Byrd who bigger colleagues during the debate of -- court which is as you know part of my film.
Take your colleagues -- please don't let one man.
Have this power James Madison -- self -- that's too much pop up too much power to get to one man.
If you give the president a tomahawk missile or recruitment so he will -- All of them have.
And after doing that what he did in Libya all of a sudden now he -- -- and -- -- I will go to congress this time.
I didn't last time but this time -- look at congress I don't know what the Obama doctrine.
But he said it doesn't matter whatever they can -- go to congress but I think I think bill will do what I wanna do we even know what may say we've that they -- now.
You know and we have a guy out there of one of the -- show.
Said that they're going to -- Obama going to congress will make him look weak.
And so if you Obey the constitution you look weak.
There's a lot of weeks thrown around WP AK we we need to look however we have to will look weak.
If -- get it in Iran if we don't follow up on -- threat will look weak you know.
Why why will we look.
What is red line comment was simply -- be re calculus he didn't threaten war he has a lot of wiggle room there -- All of that all of that will look -- you can't say that and not bump somebody so we're gonna go because.
-- that killed children.
And we're still that jury ordered the the attacks.
But -- for example if you're libretto for the moment because as -- -- kill children we're gonna now.
But I'm serious and -- children that's how we give lessons and that we don't do that we're gonna look -- so we're bombing.
This same thing.
No you know no human life is -- -- old man's face.
And this is what we've -- in the in the well at least partly in the Republican and democratic.
I don't know where we go politically and out of this but Phil I'm glad you came on tonight to talk about it and hear your point of view.
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