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President's choice take -- former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld new book out called known and on -- -- memoirs doing very well achieving best seller status almost immediately upon release.
But the -- also controversial because mr.
Rumsfeld backs away a bit.
From the Iraq War policy as you may know President Bush Vice President Cheney mr.
Rumsfeld are considered the architects what happened in Iraq was now it.
-- -- get to Iraq I get two segments with -- so we'll get to that but I gotta get to a Libya first -- right he's he's got enough cash to hide the thugs to keep them in in office he lost most of the country.
Pres Obama is pretty much -- -- it from a distance.
What should the president do that he isn't doing.
I was president Reagan's Middle East envoy and spent a lot of time -- -- part of the world and I think.
There would be with very good thing for the people of Libya and for the people of the region if Qaddafi left everybody knows that and what do you do about that yet ready facilitating you do you do.
A range of things you've got choices you have choices of covert action and covert action.
We don't know if there we assume there's covert action going on I don't it.
Assuming you don't I do everything I think I think you've got Leon Panetta to CIA chief good man and I think he's helping the rebels and and they're hoping to -- police and they can't I'm assuming that's happened you've got public diplomacy what you say publicly -- right here that thing and that can have an effect but you also a private diplomacy and we don't know what he's saying that's really -- again Hillary Clinton's State Department and pretty aggressive but.
Well we will warships going there.
If you -- the secretary of defense now would you recommend.
That we take you don't put people in there to protect the rebels are protecting humanitarian.
People who are leaving should we have some more boots on the ground there should we do some air power stuff.
I -- listen to Secretary Gates.
The secretary of defense.
And agreed with him that it's a lot more complicated OK see you wouldn't it look so you're agreeing with pres Obama is -- -- I would get in position so you would could be able to do something right -- have warships there is a message and be prepared to do something depending on what took place.
But I think people were suggesting that it's easy nobody's suggesting that mr.
secretary of all due respect would you shoot Libyan planes out of the air and an old.
The -- I think we're doing.
But we -- Arnold that you should put him no fly zone of the moment I don't know what what the aircraft are doing with the Libyan aircraft while Leo we have reports from a correspondents on the ground Libyan airports and bombing.
Civilians you know keeping -- in power so that's a case had a no fly zone then you obviously it was shoot them out of here would you do that would you recommend if you have no fly zone that's what -- -- you want one.
You know I think I think they are there and it can do with the other things and be prepared to do that and see see what how do we yet yes -- there is emergency to it.
Now Iran is emerging as a as a power in a region because you know we'll barks out.
A lot of the dictators of fallen Enron losses write my correct there.
This is good for Iran all these guys -- now I think that's right okay.
-- -- also loses Iowa women in the long run it may not okay but right now Iran has empowered by all of these guys going down.
They have Iran Iraq Iran does -- -- Iran has a population that isn't terribly happy happy with the Ayatollah it's -- -- their police state that I really think tamp them down.
Well that's what's true and a lot of those countries but not -- not -- to have this.
Not as effectively there was a revolution in Iran and that ended up in the hands of a few Ayatollah is and they are repressing the population in that country yet but the difference is that the population is split.
And then theocracy.
With these brutal mullahs -- -- -- thing that's not universally unpopular.
So I don't think it's going to be an uprising in the police state there the police staking controls people.
Well people think the police they can control people everywhere a -- got a little bit different though.
I don't know that.
I mean that that country has the first elements it's got.
People in the south Kurds it's got people on -- all there is it's got persians you know what that revolutionary guard be an armed and dangerous so shoot anybody on site it's very very tough.
I'm Afghanistan amber how fast -- turned on the shot on you can also -- he had the cell block yet.
But he didn't and the -- accuracy he didn't have the religion then that's what these guys -- --
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