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Well folks we've got quite a dictator -- hand as we deal with this Mohammed are Qaddafi and Libya Ronald Reagan.
Once dubbed him the mad dog of the Middle East.
Here's -- President Reagan said at a white house press briefing.
25 years ago.
Mad dog of the Middle East has.
Of a world.
Revolution Muslim fundamentalist revolution which is targeted on many of his own.
Pair of compatriots.
And where we figure in that.
I don't know maybe -- just the enemy because.
-- would like climbing Mount Everest because we're here.
Qaddafi once put that put out a hit a president Reagan's son Michael.
So no surprise he is a very unique perspective on what should happen next in this.
North African nation.
Michael Reagan is author of the new Reagan revolution is also chairman of the -- group Michael thanks for being back on.
So in your view you know then did we have -- been making clear at -- that they at top levels in the United States that our goal is not.
Regime change we are not aiming to take out Qaddafi we are aiming to protect innocent civilians from -- -- Violence.
Should do we have a -- she issued should our goal beat regime change to get rid of the mad doc.
Well the reality of it is is not exactly what we're doing by protecting the citizens.
Isn't the -- United States therefore taking sides in this civil war that's going on right now in Libya if indeed.
We allow more -- adopted to stay in power.
And say I'll I'll protect my sizzle no longer fire on them.
Are we now creating that mad dog again who again will be terrorizing the rest of the world.
Of course non trustworthy.
At all so what is the end game what is the goal is the goal to keep him in power is the goal to take him out of power.
And if that's the goal then who was in power once we.
I guess leave Libya they compression and I think is all over the map clear he doesn't know what -- needs to be doing and he's looking for answers and maybe.
Maybe unfortunately he'll -- Clinton's the one with the answer.
Well what we said publicly what we know no matter what our goal may be behind the scenes it could be regime change publicly we have said all right look we took the lead militarily.
-- Our role will soon -- to logistics and support.
Once this mission no longer requires our special military capabilities.
And there's a question about whether the Arab world is gonna buy that Michael.
Whether you know we're trying to -- -- the American face off of this it is that gonna succeed.
-- the Arab League was for the war before they were against the were a lot like Barack Obama.
With what happened in in in the Middle East with Afghanistan.
And in Iraq the out -- fall ultimately going to fold their tent on this if you will and then work is Barack Obama in fact I'm going to do.
-- the rest of the world looking United States for leadership brought Obama to say all he wants were to pull back let other people run this there is nobody else to run.
A no fly zone or a war in the Middle East other than the United States of America so the need to be a clear plan -- -- what he should do.
-- -- -- Ronald Reagan got twenty years of silence.
Out of more marked off before one fly by in the middle of the night -- the -- by the cause.
More market opted to go on record and put a hit out on me but he made one fly by in the middle of the night and shut Moammar -- down for twenty years.
Obama -- looked over shoulder and talked himself what would Reagan do.
Let me ask you that because you know -- that Moammar Qaddafi got in big trouble with Ronald Reagan.
When he when he bombed a night club and he killed two American service members.
-- Ronald Reagan came out after that it made clear what he was going to do who was going to be behind it who would lead.
And here's a sound bite from what he told the nation that night.
Today we have done what we had to do.
If necessary and we -- do it again.
It gives me no pleasure to say that and I wish it were otherwise.
When -- citizens are abused or attacked anywhere in the world on the direct orders are hostile regime.
We will respond so long as I'm in this Oval Office despite our repeated warnings Gadhafi continued his reckless policy of intimidation.
Is relentless pursuit of terror.
-- counted on America.
To be passive.
He -- wrong.
Down go ahead Michael Dennehy he did count wrong but isn't enough -- you really think about this do you think about the left.
The left is so against us drilling for oil in the United States of America will we be in this mess right now in the Middle East.
Where we are trying to defend the people there against those despotic regimes will -- be in this situation today.
If indeed we could drill for our own oil use our own resource is that we -- united.
I was -- not a battle and always say it's about American ideals up about protecting the innocent -- -- this guy is.
Gunning down and slaughtering his own people who have taken to the streets to protest now granted the rebels we don't know what kind of government.
They want or would bring but you know it's it's it's a principle that America supposed to stand for this is how.
The Obama administration others -- defend -- our defending this action not about oil.
All -- the -- got there it is a lot about oil also but the other side point is if you take that tact then why are we in Yemen.
Why are -- not Bahrain.
Why are we not right now maybe in Saudi Arabia why are we not and other parts of Africa.
-- the -- unite states can't just then pick and choose where he wants to be and worry doesn't wanna be there need to be consistent.
Foreign policy what is you might have to question what is the Obama doctor.
What do you make of I mean you hear a man who was targeted by the Omaha -- Gadhafi personally not a lot of our viewers can relate to that that he put a hit out on you.
He this is the man who was behind the bombing and 1998 of pan am flight one O three over Lockerbie Scotland.
In England did the list of terrorist acts that this -- behind goes on and on but in particular those that -- targeted.
Americans he's not afraid to do it as recently as Friday Michael he came -- said he's gonna do it again if we do the snow flies on if we go after him.
And Libya it civilians will be the targets and now today there's word that American civilians in particular.
Will be his targets should we take him at his words.
I actually taken as word therefore we go back to Barack Obama and this -- draft did not rate a half.
There's a press coverage was going to be we're protecting the citizens of Libya that we don't really wanna take Barack Obama -- much of Moammar Qaddafi how.
-- this whole situation the end game ends up you either taking out.
And killing him there in Libya or -- -- in fact -- -- to a country he can live the rest of his life -- With out causing these kinds of terrorist acts around the globe have we -- recreated and rebuilt the monster my father shot now for twenty years.
It's an interest in question and in president Obama's for certainly going to be asked about Libya.
As he comes to the microphones moments from now Michael Reagan thank -- You got thank you as.
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