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Oil and so is national security -- -- All of the mirrors of listeners of I watched.
But if -- don't -- burn -- and of those people who -- recovering.
On wall what was -- to not damage your -- laced you know.
The only -- really bothers me is the one about when we went and Pakistan to get Osama bin Laden.
Why it came out that there was this Pakistan any Doctor Who was somehow.
Collaborating with the United States and all that in terms beginning various types of medical and DNA samples and so -- Get information for us.
-- and now he's seen as something of -- trader which.
It's a bit there's another story to tell you how old.
Screwed up things -- Pakistan that a guy who helps capture the world's most renowned terrorist.
This guy is seen as a -- for helping to do that they're putting that aside.
The fact that that came out -- some of the details of the raised that bothers me because what we did against Osama bin Laden if you will was not a one off.
This is going to have to remain part of our strategy -- drones can't do it all.
There are going to be times we're going to need special forces there are going to be times from -- -- people to help us on the ground.
And that's -- level of detail that came out -- -- -- -- just don't see why that's an anybody's interest.
And that had to come torments -- administration -- -- are.
But one would think yes but I also worked out I've -- -- four administrations.
And putting aside the possible and I just don't know the answer to this that this was not so much a -- British court in the sense that I people authorized and instructed someone to do it.
But putting that possibility aside.
There's so many people who often know about an issue parts of an issue -- people -- for all sorts of reasons.
It's it's hard to speculate about what any -- looked -- -- -- people would sometimes to show law that they were in the know.
People leave for political reasons to put the administration in -- And a good life sometimes people leap for really for foreign policy reasons to -- certain messages or or or -- signals.
-- -- I'm a grown up this as a political campaign -- quite possible that some people think some things for political.
Reasons and to -- the question then is it.
If someone did it -- this on their own -- -- they encourage or quietly you know given a wink and a nod and told to put out certain things to make the administration look good.
That would be that that would be the problem that was the case -- that's going to be awfully tough.
Bob -- not here in the middle of America are well on the level in northern Mexico.
And without a real dark and any others wouldn't and I look at this senate floor looks to me.
And -- or should just say -- That it had to come from inside administration that was done.
Primarily to meant to present -- go to an administration -- while -- -- Could be on the other hand you know I'll have them provide -- -- -- you don't have to do anything more to make the administration look good when you when you get the world's most.
On a safe shoot -- checked a box and you show and you've got a pretty effective national security machine no recent that.
To do a touchdown dance.
Interest in a senator Dianne Feinstein.
Our call amount industrial days -- -- had to come from the administration and somebody called -- that I dummy out.
So should take -- Vatican.
Notice -- resistance there walked it back just so so afraid is unknown campaigning.
Against doing -- well -- -- I don't.
Around the gave his -- speech yesterday.
Veterans of foreign wars and and Reno.
He obviously focused in on no this -- not going to go away.
It's it's it's been the question is whether someone in the administration.
-- more and so -- on someone's in the administration crossed the line.
For further -- -- partisan purposes and that's a legitimate issue that you.
-- -- what sort of be accountability.
And the idea that anyone would do something for political purposes that would adversely affect national security.
Obviously crosses the line that I'm almost I'm not saying somebody did it but that's a legitimate thing -- to -- them.
Parents are still -- -- authorised and honest council on foreign relations -- armed.
Help the rebels in Libya and we're not helping -- and Syria.
On the water.
Well we we are helping them in Syria vote -- and a lesser way I think we're trying to.
You're already getting to this Syrian rebels from from some of the Arab countries probably through -- from.
From Turkey as well -- -- -- sanctions the United States.
-- -- Put put put into place what we're not doing your right -- the kind of direct military intervention we did in Libya the answer is -- We've -- we have very few if any partners the Syrians are far more people -- capable of you're going to get involved militarily.
It's it would be an enormous deal this is.
This is society and so wait that's more reminiscent of Iraq and Libya.
You have all these various religious and ethnic section if you get involved in that.
It's not going to be quick for.
Or easy we don't have the international support you're not gonna get anything through the UN -- lots of reasons.
There would be a far more difficult undertaking militarily as well as diplomatically.
And I think -- administration.
Decided that it could simply isn't.
There's -- worked at the time we still have 70000 plus troops and in Afghanistan we might have to think about Iran so I understand why we're not going in there.
Whole -- I think there's some more things we could do but I understand why we're not if you will doing -- -- reduction I think that's a legitimate.
Positioned to come out -- -- national brands so.
Excited about the Olympics is.
-- I don't always remember the Olympics W and I do.
Rather than and it is always a couple amazing stories but I love the track and field.
-- like the decathlon and stuff like that -- Like the swimming.
It's just excited about the basketball -- as other people.
-- always started and -- -- actually watched.
The diocese where -- the same -- France just debuted imported your gut and soccer which are -- -- -- but.
I don't know -- -- -- and son.
I -- I think it's great has also in the know it's the fact that assist packed two weeks.
And that's -- it's it's not like NBA season which is now about you know 364.
Days of the year or they play hockey when the ice is melting.
What I like about the Olympics for two or three week -- it just dominates all else.
And then it goes in you don't get it back for four years.
I liked that.
Bob -- policy -- for a second runner gonna Israel when the president has not.
Been there must first term -- And a significant sent a latter.
Particularly the president made a tactical mistake in not -- is really went to Cairo we -- -- this stumble they want to other countries like Indonesia.
He should have gone to Israel.
He exacerbated it by.
A policy towards the Palestinian -- we're seeing a somewhat one -- so I think that fact governor Romney's going there is there's obviously.
And so it's a way it's an intense.
Could benefit politically from the fact that the US Israeli relationship that is.
On the surface -- politically not in good shape -- -- underneath the surface it's in good shape the the degree of military and intelligence coordination is is extraordinarily high.
So -- substance of the US Israeli relationship is pretty good but the politics in the appearances are not.
-- shockingly enough you know in the middle of the political campaign obviously some -- Governor Romney would want to go to a place like Israel where he could say -- publicly and privately that would that would help.
Paramount thank you -- Sandra -- -- president of the council on foreign relations -- on me.
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