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Oscar morning -- -- good morning are in you know great thank you.
What's going on him Iraq into an -- and yes on Monday there were 42 of coordinated attacks throughout the country they were gunman IED's.
Suicide bombers current -- and what it does is it calls into question of the Iranian government Iranian intelligence and military.
To keep the peace is pretty colossal failure first 42 coordinated attacks around the country and this comes as work.
On our way out the door -- -- -- to be out of Iraq by the end of the year completely.
And starting your desk on the question the ability of the Iraqis to provide for -- -- security after relieve.
Amended terms -- saliva and 30000 troops and analysts and we're out of cities where noncombat roles were our -- -- get our out of the country.
-- We have an agreement a status of forces agreement with Iraq that says that we need to be out of the country by the end of the year out they could ask -- -- us today we can't volunteer to say we have to be invited to stay.
And it's not clear that they will invite us to stay out I'm sure they're reassessing and after my and it doesn't bring -- to the training wheels off the bike.
And and see if they can ride it or not that Tim mead what this calls into question is this whole bush Obama policy of wars of intervention.
You know what do we do -- I'm not sure.
-- and really around -- senators literally -- to culminate I mean okay the I know yeah answer on just to.
Why yeah well as sir what do you know I'm I'm committed to excellence is -- -- -- Kissinger.
Or or what everybody else -- in a whole board -- anyway and that what are you look.
What are you and everybody else all the ball into people and all about just think that third country is gonna looked like Iraq was true really are out of there.
Well I think that there's a decent chance.
That the violence continues and it may have the worst see -- one extreme it's a civil war be a multi party civil war.
With this the Sunnis and the Shiites are key that a rainy and Shiites all fighting an Iraqi Government which can't hold the piece -- me it's not unlike but I think it's -- probably happen.
As we leave Afghanistan which will be a multi party civil war.
So what do you how shower after a trillion and a half dollars -- on.
So how much different will Iraq to look one related.
And it looked forward -- and -- well in general to to Henry Kissinger used to always say about the Iran Iraq war in the 1970s.
And He needs.
That was the one -- hope never ended and nobody won because it kept your US adversaries.
At each other's throats and busy in the region and not.
With an opportunity to cause trouble throughout the region.
-- what we've done with Iraq it's at the end of the day we may have gone in with very good intentions but we had mission creep.
And so we wedding and a -- from weapons of mass destruction didn't find any.
So topple the Saddam government and then we help them build a government and then we you know got rid of their military.
And their civil service we have to rebuild my anyway at the end of the day the mission got bigger and bigger and bigger the resources didn't.
And so what did we accomplish we -- -- -- at the end of the day Iran's major enemy.
Sort of really can't answer my question my question really -- -- -- it looked like what it looked like for one and you know look at all like that because it won't.
Because when we went again there was a strongman Saddam Hussein in -- I have like that government that it was a strong unified government as a as an adversary to run what was gonna be worse -- -- I think well would get out from our perspective it's it's not clear you know we weren't sure that we thought they have weapons of mass destruction they didn't have weapons.
But at the end of the day what it does is that allows Iran to be a regional power which it did not it was a check against Iran before -- Subtitle there aren't our military Jim McFarland her announcement -- Generally you know aren't yeah she's great -- merit and every serial digital the man who is the head of seal team six male anatomy graduate super -- End up stood out -- down there and -- -- -- the more they did you know turning out of the people who were at that wedding around that helicopter.
All all relative order of us for -- I got an email from her.
All last week -- -- the guys -- Was underwater and hundreds of stolen helicopter left that was a sure -- -- so -- might have to -- a dozen years of charity you're.
Or an organization.
-- It does something for them and I'll fall -- refinery remembered but -- the point tornadoes.
That the -- 31 to have more sugar cereals is religious and -- and the present enough to bodies have -- over.
But I had a photographer take a -- what photograph of of him -- shooting because of -- Despite know the privacy requests from.
Overwhelming number all the families.
-- that we have this movie being made apparently and Volvo.
The rate on -- that killed Osama bin Laden.
I'm just wondering what -- durable ones.
Well I think -- respect -- -- the wishes of the people the families of the people who died and I do think that to politicize that event.
Is not the right thing to do the president I'm sure wanted to honor the fallen.
But to politicize it and use it in a campaign commercial down the road I think would be just it's just so horrible it would be offensive to everyone in the military.
As far as the movie goes making a movie about a -- and laden that's kinda coincidentally come out right before the election.
Well I think again that's pretty Cranston cynical.
On the other hand when I was at the Pentagon and the Reagan administration one of my jobs was to oversee the group the unit.
That gave permission to do movies and our rule was always make sure you per trade the military correctly don't live now from don't have -- -- -- -- normally gone to.
And is it going to benefit the united states military has his -- Those things may or may not happen but the question I have is a lady who is going to do the -- she's somebody who.
Was supposed to be cooperating with the panic and to do that -- Hurt Locker remember the academy for our pressure.
While she have one script that was approved and then she changed the script and she even got to the point where she took a humvee with US markings and drove it and two Palestinian refugee -- so that she could she -- beyond get footage of an angry mob.
Now I don't think that's somebody want necessarily trust to do a movie about it money.
-- -- -- get to thinking about it the president took.
Can't run on any record that -- -- -- made such a there's been a worst Prez summoned own future involved ousted them in my -- or she presents an even Jimmy -- just.
Firm policy okay Libya this is a failure Afghanistan not doing well probably have to share way out Iraq probably won't and very well.
International economic situation not good.
China US relations bad because of the leveraged.
That the Chinese have operas because of our debt you know the one bright light he's got is CSI I've been -- -- and He deserves credit for.
-- a result do and don't bush doesn't -- Erica council which stemmed and so.
Well wolf the somewhat demo followed -- I think they both were mistaken and these are wars of intervention where we get in the middle of somebody else's civil war.
And once we go in with a limited objective that objective -- -- getting bigger -- I worked for Reagan who avoid Atlanta wars in the Middle East He got.
He didn't get sucked into that -- part of the world.
Where it of what we think of war we think of the wars on their hands and a peace agreement they think of war is something that's the normal state of affairs.
And -- is a temporary pause while your regroup to fight again.
My -- thing that I don't understand.
A lot of other people don't Bernie and I knew.
Back the forward one and Iraq Qatar weren't under weapons of mass destruction and other was not just real we knew -- -- we're also knew that there was idiotic.
To go and -- to have to have if you're gonna grow and Afghanistan at least -- get Osama bin Laden not fool around and and a sudden do some Mel's.
So -- for your for your free know that we don't know anything.
-- a little wild wild about how.
I'm -- -- not so much income.
Part of it is Americans are really good guys so we went into Afghanistan like you said to get -- -- -- Andy and to get rid of al-Qaeda.
We did that by December of 2001.
We have them on the run that whenever the Tora Bora mountain to Pakistan at that point we should have -- declared victory -- found them in the Pakistan and the what did we do.
We said look we weren't Afghanistan no gross peerless does your road I don't have a government now -- let us help you have a constitution.
You wanna elections will help you with those -- and so the mission keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger with no end in sight big mistake.
Ours nice assay of factor would come in around strong -- -- -- I'm not a great questions about.
-- You know you've got a great ability to get right to the point where a lot of experts sort of did there around about the edges and you know -- to the point.
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