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But but but happily.
We don't need is much over the summer we give people breaks.
But we had a meeting probably about a week ago with.
The crown prince of Bob Crane.
Mourners you just talked about.
But progress is its.
There's the potential to be the next place in the Arab world where you see the kinds of struggles you've seen places -- like Egypt.
Or or potentially slightly worse.
So if you're gonna have a meeting today.
Rather than apparently is drew nothing go to the mall -- other than a hundred no but a adults.
Are so if you're one older today -- withdrawal -- -- -- here.
We'll probably go what's going on in the world right now the -- the biggest foreign policy story the immediate stories Syria.
And whether there is we ought to be doing about it I think the biggest foreign policy issue out there over the next year year and a half but has the most attention.
Here's what to do about Iran given -- You know its its nuclear program -- -- to -- if you if you wanna take if you will the media and the looming I would say those are the two big issues.
One they options regarding -- Although hello this one's.
But one option is a version of oh what a what the United States and Israel and others are doing which is -- economic sanctions on the regime mature quite powerful.
Various types of Covert action slowdown that their nuclear program and attempted negotiations to see if you can't get these guys -- put a ceiling on that.
Could live with.
They have that's that's the preferred policy DO the alternatives are essentially you know living within Iran -- nuclear weapon or something like it -- all sorts of downsizing cost of that.
Or what would be called to prevent the military strike to try and certain back to Iran and program offers many years -- -- could -- by attacking yet so those are essentially your options.
And we try to get Israel do that -- Question I think -- would -- be -- we would do it more like who you know we can do it better for sure.
That the Israeli sort of do it not only has the overlay of Israel and the Arabs -- the Israelis have less capability.
So I would say -- military force for going to be used as -- big debate it.
In the United States you get a lot more fort.
If it would be the -- to carry out the attack.
Talk for a -- -- -- President of the council on foreign relations.
Since -- and metabolic endorsement and they must I -- summerall.
News but but but but but are not tax -- not taxpayer funded right.
No we're totally independent we don't take a nickel then need.
Government money we're actually also nonpartisan that the whole idea that were free to.
-- speak truth to power so to speak and just to stamp program.
Individually we don't we also what it's worth don't take collective positions we don't have -- council on foreign relations position.
On Iran assure you of the presidential racial and -- like I have my views.
There's probably eighty -- they the academics.
Who -- at the council -- each one of them has their views.
-- -- -- There's a board of directors.
Nine and a half or so years ago.
I was looking for a new president and and here you would think I know I can -- you're thinking -- a country of 310 million people they could probably have done better.
But in any case they came up with me about ten years ago.
Actually I don't think we'll get smaller and no -- -- -- -- and -- want and Gerald.
What realized advisor while we're keep calling their tourism additional subsidy here -- some who wish you.
Did this -- I think it is -- this is my kids call me Debbie downer you know due to working these issues -- And this is not happy feel that you will to look to --
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