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President Obama tonight targeting Syria and Iran with an executive order aimed at punishing those who use technology to crack -- on -- For more on this other international developments -- Fox News -- security analyst between MacFarlane holding national security posts under presidents Nixon Ford re get.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations Fox News contributor John Bolton thank you both for being -- Let's start with these sanctions this executive order KT.
What what what's your -- You know it's a nice idea.
But the problem is nobody think other than Obama thinks any sanctions are gonna bring Iranians to the negotiating table and give up -- -- -- if you're gonna have sanctions.
Don't -- them in July and present tomorrow at noon.
Crashed the economy.
And the second thing is -- run is about took.
-- Iran off from the world wide web.
You're about to do an intra net to keep their people off of the social networking sites if we really get serious establish alternate technologies.
Them to use the Internet -- their government starts shut down about their.
-- some point.
And -- is it just time for United States to take a step back and say you know we've got to re think.
Reset if is that seems to be preferred language in this administration.
The -- reset and you us foreign policy.
It seems to many that there is just no spot.
Going on at all in the state department of White House.
About US interest how to align those interest with the realities that we confront around the world not only in the Middle East but North Korea China you name it.
Well the central problem is is really one of the reasons that Obama is different from the long line of American president since Franklin Roosevelt.
All of whom have placed American national security at the center of their administration he does not.
He is more concerned with reordering our domestic way of life.
Foreign policy national security are intrusions on the priorities that he wants to have so you say there's no direction no strategy that's exactly right and it comes from the -- he just doesn't care.
He doesn't care.
But in in some ways this seems to be a continuation of the Bush Administration -- well.
Because the policy seem to have -- Are they did not seem particularly volatile of their.
Q I -- Successes I think one could call have been in the way of foreign policy and the Bush Administration.
Is there are few here with this administration we can -- we continue to be.
-- somewhat ambivalent about our military and our responsibility -- both our military.
-- -- the national interest into our allies around the world.
There seems to be this sort of reflexive idea that is that this country has.
Blood and treasure to squander.
I I find it terribly frankly frustrating and upsetting to think they're very bright people.
Are not giving that very deep thought.
Well I think there was a lot -- at the end of the Bush Administration I don't think there's any question about that particular on issues like nuclear proliferation but I think Obama comes from a very different perspective he does not see the rest of the world.
As threatening -- challenging to American interest he obviously doesn't care.
About the direction of the budget for our military in and the implications for these drastic cuts that -- put into place.
-- -- I would point out that by the way both parties signed on to sequestration in the reduction.
Of -- defense budget which is to me utterly -- -- part of why it's widespread agreement doesn't make the policy any better it was a mistake for both parties but I think the key is that and until the economy begins to recover it will be difficult to sustain some of these international -- that doesn't mean we shouldn't -- them.
-- -- There's one fundamental -- -- niceness really needs to do and that's to make sure that the United States is not suffer some kind of nuclear attack right -- the fundamental.
Problem he's got -- deal with housing dealing with that bush did the same thing they have failed to stop countries from proliferating.
Within the next four years we will probably see a nuclear North Korea a really ramp up nuclear Pakistan.
A nuclear Iran on the nuclear Saudi Arabia potentially for -- Turkey and Egypt and what are we doing we are not creating a missile defense that we need to do.
And we're not deterring around stop -- happening anywhere headlines -- anything.
So that single take away the thing that we can't recover from you know we can recover from sort of.
-- have relations with one country are a little bit of its Europe where you don't recover from a world that is a Washington of their.
And governor Romney to what degree is here.
All of these questions answered these questions resolved and in the issues surrounding.
Well I think he's been very clear that protecting American interest around the world would be a centerpiece of his administration he has bastard that I think that any candidate who does not say that he or she would protect US interest.
We've we've got to have a deeper conversation and that we've got to have deeper insight from our candidates as well as our president to get out well I think he is understood for example that the new start arms control agreement with Russia Russia was a mistake he's made missile defense of priority he's made making sure the US navy.
Comes up off its current ship level which is -- lower than anytime since 1916.
And that were able to have the capability to protect our interest around the world that's absolutely case.
I think also the relationship with -- Israel's going to be -- and that's the one thing Obama really has not done well.
So a lot of things now but that's a really serious fine and -- to the point where Israel doesn't.
Have confidence United States' ability to protected and Israel goes on an independent group which is -- different thing.
-- -- -- -- -- Very bad for Israel.
-- -- regional war or nuclear weapons are correct.
You wanna -- one last -- on that well I think Israel is gonna have to decide sooner rather than later whether it's gonna strike Iran's nuclear weapons program whether the Obama administration likes it or not I think we ought to help them.
Thank you very much investor appreciated if you.