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Congressman Ed Royce chairman of the house foreign affairs committee you reacted to the president's call to pursue it pursue a diplomatic path in the Iran nuclear issue -- only reason.
That the Iranians are at the table -- only reason they're trying to negotiate is because they're concerned about us imploding their economy.
And this time we ought to give them this choice for the Ayatollah.
Either -- you stop the enrichment.
Either use it's you -- your bomb making capabilities.
For we implode your economy and we go through with it.
I'm joined now -- T McFarland Fox News national security analyst.
What do you think about what chairman Royce had to say there the threat of imploding Iran's economy realistic.
-- -- yeah absolutely and that's how ultimately we won the Cold War by imploding of the Soviet union's economy.
Using the oil weapon that's what Reagan did he set it up.
He ultimately drove the price of oil from forty dollars a barrel to eighteen dollars a barrel and nine months and the Soviet Union was on the -- In fact even the Soviet.
Economics minister said the reason we had a tear down this wall go along with negotiations with the United States.
Was because we didn't have any money to import the -- we needed for the winter.
I think -- -- that congressman Morris has the right idea don't.
You know when nobody's going to believe that the United States is really going to have a preemptive strike again -- -- strike against Iran.
But what we do have the ability to do -- crash their economy and do it quickly so many worrying people.
Get out and change their regime change their parents -- president Ronnie is here apparently on some kind of charm it karma -- perhaps to suggest.
All we are reasonable Iranians we are not.
Not the -- Medina job air a rain Iranians and it and you should be you should lift some of these sanctions.
That's exactly what he's doing that he's out of -- -- -- -- he's meeting I'm meeting with him you mean maybe I'm meeting with him later this week with our group reform policy.
Experts he's going to make the case that he is.
They knew -- run the new face of -- run their reasonable -- -- a world power.
They just want -- have the ability to have nuclear energy you're not going for nuclear weapons and by the way lift those sanctions that are squeezing -- coming fast what they want.
And the question is whether -- -- credible or not.
First of all your former speechwriter wrote speeches for -- Caspar Weinberger and Ronald Reagan.
The president said -- -- UN address today that the world is safer now than it was five years ago.
I heard -- I just have jumped out of my -- confessed it was praised Ronald Reagan used when he was running for president against Jimmy Carter.
In 1980 and he said if you're say if you're better off -- Americans.
Now -- in four years ago today that's how you decide your throat and that's essentially what President Obama said.
Except Reagan knew the answer was that Americans work better off.
Now Obama gives that question and the snubsie firm and if you look for the entire swath of the Middle East the Middle East North Africa you can go all the way.
Two or Brock.
Afghanistan there that's safer do Americans feel any safer how many for a terrorist attacks -- we had made thank god they've been foiled.
But there have been continuing terrorist attack and we now see that al-Qaeda which the president claim was on the ropes.
Finish is now in fact in more places and more powerful than ever before I hope you'll come back and talk to us after you -- security around president Rabbani -- -- adventure -- that is yes that is going to be an interesting discussion in order KT McFarland.
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