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Of the council foreign relations -- had their endure.
Irish friend whose advice is an -- and to well doctor -- of course.
And left government thankfully -- -- looked in Britain.
-- have used to have him.
What do you think we should do now and Afghanistan -- obviously.
Quote we're right now we've got.
About 90000 American troops that are due to go down to 68000 and a couple of months.
It's not clear what happens after that I would essentially accelerate this draw down of American troops.
And I would get down to a fairly modest level -- -- -- number 1520000.
The soonest possible.
And all they would do again worst train and advise and do some counterterrorism.
But that's essentially what I would do and I would put a faster timetable wouldn't get out completely.
Like we did in Iraq I think there's something to be -- from leaving small amounts of US forces in some of these places to help them to help them cope.
But I just don't think that the moment makes institutional many -- -- reforms were planning.
And are you tall -- prior four flopped on what to council of foreign relations does.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- What we're.
We're in the idea business so I'd like to say we're in the business of producing ideas of circulating meant contribute we'd like to -- to -- foreign policy debate in this country.
We -- a whole lot of meetings we have probably 75 did you scholars to write books and articles.
We published a leading magazine in the field foreign affairs we've got two web sites including C -- -- dot org.
And the whole idea is sit here we are we're nonpartisan.
We're independent we don't accept a -- of government money.
And the idea is to put out ideas but hopefully the make a difference of people -- essentially react to organs.
You're able to assess -- all.
What sort of impact of -- you guys -- the best.
Question anyone can happen -- it's -- that -- yeah I expect European you -- -- the same degree we can all measure how many people read our magazine or how many people come on our web sites.
Or by our books and things like that to actually show the connection between the united the issue producer and -- policy.
There's talk for just let me get -- -- the other day we put out this report as a -- co chaired by Condoleezza Rice the former secretary of state Joseph -- The former chancellor schools here in new York and their argument was that K through twelve education in this country just in terrible shape.
And it's probably you know one of the greatest threats to American national security.
-- not producing people who can act -- informed citizens.
We're not producing people who could qualify for the armed forces -- we're not producing people can be competitive in the global economy.
We'll see over the next couple of years what kind of influence this report which recommendations.
-- But the divergence to be straight with you it is it is hard to measure -- times.
-- so when you have a meeting today airliner.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- My own -- deserve to be modest -- I don't.
I'm not real comfortable like a lot of people are -- arming the opposition groups particularly that simply because I don't know what -- there agenda this I don't much like the situation.
78000 people and killed by this really.
Government but one of the things we ought to have learned in the Middle East is we've got to be careful about who we choose as our partners.
And then all these situations.
Going in militarily.
-- not necessarily the answer even Libya now given people for example -- happy that Qaddafi is going.
This country's increasingly run by these -- these militias.
Then it's not clear -- about the situation shall we say has gotten much better.
The council of foreign relations -- MC.
To -- bracket pool and go but I -- -- that I got I got three out of the final four dollar -- boom we're sorry.
I got candidates.
Got Kentucky and got Ohio State but I also chose Missouri.
And so that's clearly wrong on the fourth they got -- I don't know -- had to have -- and a pretty good job it's very -- can go to Warner.
Plugged absolutely thrilled final form there when you consider it to a more number two receipts announced.
A very -- -- us.
But future but -- like like our policy but I get some guidance and kudos on the basketball.
I didn't send them like your foreign policy so there was idiotic little pathetic hypocrites are the supercomputing.
The beloved song -- and Orlando should we be concerned that they're gonna.
Develop under to erupt and look at that already have one -- that they're gonna attack us.
Well we should concern that there they seem to be on the path to developing one if they were gonna get there they being held -- much more aggressively -- -- they might not share some of the work groups like Hezbollah.
And -- -- -- think that if they get nuclear weapons the spread of nuclear weapons Woodstock with them.
So all of -- neighbors would probably find that irresistible.
Between them not to follow us shouldn't as bad as the Middle East is now I can imagine that being a whole lot worse so I do think.
You know when the United States and the president and others talk about how one acceptable.
Or unacceptable would be for -- to get nuclear weapons I think -- on to something.
You know higher grade -- stock to -- But you know we're also part of the communal kitchen McFarland probably asking those circuit -- Bob mentioned -- -- sorry environmental accurate.
Or Richard Haass president Al supplier relations -- now.
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