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Joining us national security expert lieutenant colonel Robert Maginnis -- great to have you with us.
Thank you -- but let's turn first to the embarrassment.
To the humiliation.
For this country.
Someone who is aided.
Our our troops.
And and acted in our national interest is now sitting in a prison.
With apparently an incident executive branch doing nothing about it your your reaction.
You know Lou we've given 125 billion dollars by the way since 2001.
We have people that there.
Are trying to train their troops even right now and yet.
They've not handout in terms of they're going after al-Qaeda in this particular instance here we have someone.
That helped us find Osama bin Laden through -- vaccination program.
And they they put him in prison this really rubs those of our soldiers that have.
-- life and limb and their families.
In that part of the world very raw.
You know the administration has an obligation -- moral obligation.
To protect those that have.
Put their lives on the line to be able to be -- capture these types of people and to put him in prison or in this particular case to kill.
And -- are you struck by the fact that the national media has not responded.
Art in condemning the the White House's inaction are apparent inability to act.
To support someone who did act that is.
This Pakistani Doctor Who is now in Pakistani prison for Alpert.
Well well it is an embarrassment.
And of course those that I know that are on the ground in Afghanistan today say.
You know why doesn't anybody talk about the firefight.
Why don't they talk about what's going on over here because they've turned off -- -- looked at other things.
You know last year in the summer.
I'll -- came out about how this administration leak like us live when it came to the secrets about the seal operation most of what we saw in the media.
And unfortunately it was in the main line media expose things that we never would out of -- tactics techniques and procedures that we have to use in order to take things operations like we did with bin Laden.
That's that's unconscionable and yet.
Apparently we have people in the administration the -- no problem -- that.
And -- 631.
Defense budget approved today.
Four billion dollars less than had been.
Sought by the the House of Representatives you're you're -- your thoughts.
Well -- keep in mind.
We've got a war going on.
We've already made 487.
Billion in cuts you know it's expensive out there quite frankly -- You know trying to you know contain that the Chinese that are very expansion is reemerged in Russia.
We -- trying to maintain a force obviously in the gulf with all sorts of crises -- around us.
This is an incredibly expensive to have an armed forces out there you know we re prioritize things perhaps we can pull back but what I'm concerned about.
Is what the impact on sequestration is going to happen if we have to take another 500 billion.
Over the next ten years out of what we're trying to do somebody's gotta say stop.
And -- what do we want to do what are our priorities in this country and frankly even as secretary Leon Panetta says look.
You know we're gonna be a second rate power.
In if we continue down the line of slashing.
Without reducing the numbers of mission -- we have all over this world.
Colonel Robert -- always good to talk -- thanks for being here.
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