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Job market's downward move on to the Middle East right now with that Turkey.
Retaliated once again against Syria at six day in a row actually Turkey.
Has fired on Syrian response to mortar attacks from the Syrian side of the border at its all coming has Mitt Romney at this hour.
Is speaking on foreign policy this -- him met via -- Virginia Military Institute.
And he's been attacking president a bomb -- -- policies in the Middle -- self.
Let's bring investor John Bolton talk more about it -- Romney speaks the ambassador we'll speak to us former ambassador to the UN and advisors well we should point out.
To the Romney campaign so he's going I know -- -- some excerpts he's look he's delivering this speech right now so.
Her rejection say at the moment but -- -- have been reading some of the excerpts I know -- He'll he'll piece is that the US should be more assertive I guess in the Syrian conflict but -- -- -- start there because it's been so much in the -- what should we be doing that we're not -- with go to Syria.
Well I think governor Romney points out that that the policy that the Obama administration has followed the past eighteen months.
Has been a failure the conflict continues we've relied on Russia to help us find a way to ease the aside dictatorship out of power.
That was never got to work and as a consequence with Russia and Iran.
Still supporting this side we've had this ongoing battle with probably over 20000 civilians.
Killed so what governor Romney -- recommends in the speech.
Is that we carefully select.
Leaders in the opposition.
Who we can trust.
And see if it's possible to support them right but getting involved ourselves is not.
Realistic is it mean you support and buy -- you give them arms so it is that it is that what you're talking about that kind of thing -- -- -- Michael -- somebody today Iraq.
Right providing assistance to those that we can identify trust and you know again for eighteen months.
We haven't done that if asked today it be hard to identify exactly.
Who it would be.
That we could provide day even.
Nonlethal assistance to that that would result subsequently in an internal bloodbath.
What I pick up from Romney today you could correct me if if I'm wrong as is a difference in -- a lot of it means speed I believe them.
If America does not lead to someone else will and that seems to be a theme throughout when he goes through these.
Different -- countries in the region in the Middle East -- one by one whether it's you know Libya Egypt we talked about Syria also mentions Afghanistan.
But didn't in those sections of the speech they -- he's mentioning those specific countries how.
Does he differ other than tone how does he differ specifically do you think for President Obama the way he would govern.
Well I haven't seen the whole speech either but I think what's critical to his approach is the notion that strong American leadership.
Is required if we're not assertive on behalf of our interest.
And our values.
And on behalf of our friends and allies and no one else will be and part of the problem with the environment we face in the Middle East today.
Has been a decline of American influence under President Obama -- -- them.
You glances question what does that really mean in a strong everybody agrees we need strong American leadership and how does -- manifest itself in in a way that it hasn't.
Well it that's it -- I could give -- a long answer that question but the short answer is that time and again America.
Has not been clear about what its interest or in the case for example of the overthrow of positive -- American Egypt in the space of about 31 days.
The Obama administration had four separate.
Position whether he should go -- whether he should stay now obviously ultimately.
Mubarak was overthrown but the impression that the administration.
Gave was that America really didn't know what its policy was and that's very dangerous it's very dangerous for example not to have had.
A strong policy against.
Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons countries in the region draw the conclusion that we're not prepared.
And not in the hard decisions that are required to stop Iran so when you add those and and many other examples together it gives the impression of American decline -- -- former UN ambassador John Bolton has advised.
Governor Romney in the past on foreign policy thank you for joining us today terrific insights is always.
Thank you all these things matter.
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