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-- now to assess the latest international turmoil and US foreign policy KT McFarland she's held national security posts under presidents Nixon.
Ford and Reagan fox national security analyst -- good to have you with us and these these reactions.
And and protest movement in Pakistan not unreasonable given the of the incident but about US policy when -- of what is going on their.
Accountable -- -- wife syndrome kid hello it's a battered wife syndrome we keep expecting Pakistan to do something different.
And be nice to -- a -- -- Italy they've taken money.
They very much more concerned.
With India than we think they should be we think they should help us with the Taliban -- can do that all they care about is we're leaving they want to make sure Afghanistan is pro Pakistan so they'll take -- money.
-- -- -- -- That's some twenty billion dollars over the past decade yeah.
But their gratitude and their behavior to me is not several different than it's been on any number of other occasions.
It is the US response.
To their declarations to to their actions that I find.
Well difficult to comprehend that time.
She -- the clinic is that they have been -- it's all gonna pretend -- Reagan pretending to help us letter was to find -- laden.
Whether it was to help with the Taliban we've been pretending to believe them with -- -- supply -- and I guess -- we always thought they really in fact would someday help us but they're not.
And it's now time to reassess our position with Pakistan what are we giving them money for for giving them money if they're turning around -- used to kill our people I think that's unconscionable.
Unconscionable but certainly -- -- we've had clear notice for years.
Of the -- way in which they are playing this is -- domain name at least a double game.
End and the role of the Pakistani intelligence.
Harboring and and and giving absolute protection to Osama bin Laden for years and again the pretense that you're talking about.
Is the United States is that a -- time to the United States there haven't grown -- foreign policy.
Economic and -- -- poll that called the veil off of this mean we've now realized that.
They were in the bin Laden finding bin Laden business we've given a lot of money to find bin -- what does that mean.
The minute they found bin Laden thereof -- -- so they kept him in a safe house.
This is Sam bit behavior pattern with the Taliban I think we need to go to Pakistan -- suspect.
You -- We got to assess -- situation that Pakistan with Afghanistan.
And maybe find a new friend in the region which is -- And in Afghanistan an announcement that the Marines not -- in 2014 but in 2012.
And will be withdrawing forces from combat in Afghanistan.
Taking on primarily a training role.
This seems to be an acceleration.
Of a timetable.
Your -- Yeah how bad it I think that we're you know everybody wants out of Afghanistan but we'd like to leave it as as stable as we possibly can't I think it's going to be very difficult.
Because it's a three legged stool militarily we're doing pretty well on Afghanistan.
Like you said returning regions over from our.
From NATO back to the peg to the Afghans but there -- two other likes of the still wanna as a safe havens in Pakistan with a very shown us that -- and to pass.
And then the third -- -- was still at the cut a government in Afghanistan's corrupt and incompetent and has failed to unite the people I don't see how those other two legs.
Of that's you'll ever get any stronger on KT McFarland as always thanks have been appreciate.
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