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The next segment tonight lieutenant colonel Ralph Peters has been listening to dominate -- -- his -- on the colonel joins us from Washington he is the author of the brand new book endless war.
At least it is bombers questions -- which -- Highly recommend -- finish it day.
Do you think is behind its tanks.
And historical illiteracy.
Apart from his commendable interest in World War II.
Tanks had no idea.
When he's talking about and even -- even in militants about our war in on terror being racist.
Al-Qaeda comes in every color in the -- there are black white.
We -- yeah hello -- Brown al-Qaeda members so it's just absolutely silly.
But this whole issue of Hollywood liberalism always seeing computing horrible.
Motives the United States.
We're always -- bad guys I would love to see mr.
Make it honest film about that on death -- All right but look to be fair to Spielberg -- This miniseries.
And by all the accounts and all reviews.
Is an -- -- Irish to the American sold.
He ate it it it is a tribute.
So it's not anti American.
And it holds no bravery and and and young people need to see this by the way to -- as I said they don't learn about it school anymore.
Saw I applaud.
Hanks and Spielberg for putting this stuff.
Out but I don't -- is why -- Hanks wants to inject racism.
Into two wars.
Japan and the war on terror where racism clearly does not exist.
We had to kill a Japanese as you well know because the Japanese wouldn't surrender.
Period they wouldn't put -- -- arms in the air.
And if they would kill you and in the -- hottest.
If they war.
And they had attacked us we be doing the same thing -- that.
You've got to kill them they won't negotiate and they won't stop.
What is it about that simple thing that Tom Hanks doesn't understand.
I think there are several things one.
For that these these kind of people the past -- always somehow magically better and today.
It just stakes in this just like that -- I.
I do believe mr.
Hanks and Spielberg -- interest in this is commendable and band of Brothers was terrific that's great.
They do when you get the idea that will pay soldiers somehow aren't as good or they're not the greatest generation we're we're racist it's just crazy in fact ironically.
Really interesting contrast rather than parallel between war 2 in the Pacific.
End of the battle against terrorists Islamist terrorist that the Pacific.
We responded the savagery.
With -- is filled ruthlessness of our own and we want.
In the war against terror we've responded with lawyers.
And we're not doing so well.
-- -- standpoint now let's get you book endless war.
You're tough on the Afghan theater you don't believe waging -- war -- properly however.
Secretary of defense gates was over there.
It looks like the market campaign has been successful.
Pakistan has stepped it up against the Taliban in that country and you -- you address all of these things are very negative way war.
I'm wondering if UCE.
Now that may be the strategy were employing will lead to some -- both in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Well -- -- the book takes you from you Jihad in victories in the Middle Ages to the turning the -- Afghanistan.
And I have never questioned.
-- and our troops can accomplish their mission.
There's no question Marines and the brits and -- army guys in support to do margin that's not the issue.
The issues are one what happens now know I know -- -- strategies that seems -- -- it seems to be optimism according to gates about the strategy.
And impact -- there was optimism.
There was optimism about Vietnam in 19651960s.
Are still down our military can't I.
Why don't want to leave Afghanistan I would concentrate.
On killing our enemies that's al-Qaeda but I don't want you to be irrelevant as it acts on don't be racist if you -- They'll all kill -- -- al-Qaeda in any color they comic you're gonna the center on violence is that Tom Hanks if you keep -- well the developments in Pakistan are encouraging.
But there's a reason it's happening Pakistan is now busting.
The al-Qaeda guys and -- -- guys that can't manage.
Because Pakistan sees a deal coming.
They know Obama wants out cart -- looking around for advantages -- Iran Pakistan.
We're gonna see a grand bargain in the next couple years and we're gonna be the ultimate -- in the outside.
Carol thanks very much.
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