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Eight well turning now to international politics secretary of state Hillary Clinton reportedly indicating.
For the first time today that the attack on our consulate in Libya two weeks ago and been -- and the murder of our ambassador may have been a terrorist attack.
Secretary Clinton admitted that quote terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and they are working with other violent extremists as we tragically -- and been gone.
Joining me now Fox News national security -- if you MacFarlane she worked through our presidents Nixon.
Ford and Reagan.
A good to have you here.
This is quite respectable.
Let's let's start with before we go to -- Libya and the the statements by this administration.
Let's go to what is happening the United Nations.
The the president declines -- bilateral meeting with -- world leader of this week.
He gives a speech.
That will be interest -- -- you're.
You -- take on.
In moves off to campaign.
And on the dementia and basically talk about embracing the world in creating a new architecture.
40 rule government.
What do you make -- That's a little scary isn't having the leader of the free world -- a year ago was talking about.
The world that he envisioned a great democracy is now the United Nations cringing to talk about the murdered American diplomats.
And it's not our fault.
It was -- reaction to a YouTube video.
I mean you know -- was President Obama didn't sound like a great world leader but on the hand.
You have the new president of B -- on the -- as you said and this is his maiden speech -- -- he talk about.
He talked about a new policy towards -- at least you talked about.
Egypt having a bigger role in the world and then there was Ahmadinejad of Iran -- his swan song he won't be addressing the United Nations sent here.
What he talk about a new world order that Iran's elite.
Where they're collecting all the nonaligned nations Iran -- -- of the nonaligned movement he sees a whole new anti American coalition.
And think about where we are votes.
We were talking about two men who dominate both -- in the meeting at the general assembly.
Why in the world press one.
I Sunni why a Xia excellent both talking about.
It seems one could argue a -- -- a global calibrate.
That sort of leaves some folks.
It are they in the dustbin of history you live from there from their perspective that is namely us.
Well -- we're relevant and useful conversation.
You know the Middle East has had -- the tectonic plates are shifting in the Middle East for eighteen months ago the Arab Spring air awakening.
-- President Obama the United States was helping direct that now here we are flash forward eighteen months they're burning the American flag in the streets of seems to be.
Anti American movements all over -- killing US ambassador's attacking united -- in the United States.
Embassies so where -- -- an eighteen months and at the same time the present it has its instead of we asserting America's leadership role on the world.
Off to campaign -- Campaign and and and meanwhile and some of this is to simply public perception.
-- that is.
And for more missiles fired by the Iranians it seems they have I'm limited number of these to show off.
Whenever momentum -- job is making -- and major appearance.
Or chooses to make a major point.
And -- the same time we have the Chinese.
When they vigorous space program under way in the Russians still stalwarts and the principal space power because -- -- -- only ones.
Who can routinely go into space and reached the International Space Station.
In low earth orbit.
It is a bizarre.
Our retreat of American power.
And -- technology.
-- into here that the very people.
Who we have been.
So concerned about I either raining that's our.
Seemingly carrying out a more aggressive space policy through missiles certainly Wednesday military program.
Is is stunning and an interest -- message to the rest of the emerging world.
-- also -- the United States if you look at Arab by every metric that you measure education in the United States is not number one math science engineering any of these things.
We're not we're not even in the top ten -- -- And so I think there's a whole perception to me it's very similar.
The United States in the late 1980s there were on the decline where civilization -- days passed I don't think that that's the true case.
But as you just point out perceptions matter a lot and that is the percent.
Is there -- perception is well that governor Romney and change.
Well -- -- -- the answer to that question allies his political fortunes and perhaps -- -- -- -- -- information.
I would worry about what with governor Romney is pushing to learn how to talk to women you know if he could come out and say.
You have any college age kids swat -- American get a job they're all gonna have student wants it can't repay but he's not talking to people -- that way.
I'm not sure can help them at all on how to talk for a -- certainly given the future of some let's have to do thank you very -- that you were part.
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