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Joining us now to assess all of this is Fox News national security analysts think -- MacFarlane she's held national security post under presidents Nixon Ford and Reagan.
-- let's begin first with the -- prospect of strikes.
-- in Libya.
In response to attacks.
Five weeks ago.
Us a little late where ravine where the people to -- rescue.
Of the ambassador.
They embassy personnel they rescued some people but they never went in after five hours of an attack.
Against the ambassador and the consulate nobody -- -- -- try to rescue them -- -- what are they gonna do they have found sand.
Is the expression.
Asia is you pointed out from the -- where word are quoted or other assets including CIA.
Special operations forces.
Could have been.
Are brought in in support.
The defense of our ambassador three Americans killed and other Americans -- -- consulate and quarter quote.
-- -- Well where -- ambassadors security detail they should have been with him at all times they were back in Tripoli.
He was 400 miles away in -- county -- awful lot of things that don't make sense MSN.
I think the White House response is to say two things.
Some months we didn't know anything about it we -- now that the State Department wanted additional security.
The State Department we didn't now that it wasn't items.
The becomes tiresome it becomes repetitious it becomes in -- -- why.
It becomes clear that it has no relationship whatsoever to an answer to what in the world have happened and -- Yes exactly why they think they're gonna buy time and they're gonna put so much dust in the area -- confused about what did happen when -- it -- they got out front with this tail.
About it being a response to a video there was a demonstrate there was never any demonstration.
We made that up so now where you ended and as you point out the mainstream media just doesn't want to cover it.
But at the end of the day that story comes out because the bureaucrats.
And a career professionals are gonna start talking.
The national media's role right now it is really.
Amenable that is prospect of the very least because that put -- administration is really -- Is that.
Americans have died in our ambassador to former seals are working in in defense.
Role in been Ghazi in addition to a foreign service officer who also was killed.
And our and our consulate attack.
But it's inappropriate for the man who is seeking the job he now holds governor Romney.
This administration with malfeasance incompetence.
And and to cover -- -- Because he wants the job that he is saying this president can't do.
When in point of fact the national -- -- -- saying we want to hear the truth from those in power is saying oh please let's not discuss.
The issues that matter most to the American people that is how we are conducting our national security and our foreign policy much snow senate.
And in Atlantic except that they say let's talk about after the election.
But I think that governor Romney is irresponsible if he doesn't talk about -- why because it speaks to the whole world America's leadership in the -- -- -- the whole.
Out the policy in the Middle East -- -- a huge mistake in the middle these are we conducting air fares are -- -- the whole argument that President Obama made final days before this attack was al-Qaeda is finished and it now turns out al-Qaeda is on the rise.
Let let's be honest about me.
The question really it seems to me that ought to be -- being given our our sad even tragic -- Since 1948.
In the Middle East is.
In the world and we've done right.
It's a much easier question to answer than what have we done wrong administration after administration after administration congress after congress.
The a futile effort.
To rationalize our interest and our policies in the Middle East Ender resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict have been utterly futile.
Well if you look at the two times that we've been successful in the -- -- one with them with Henry Kissinger.
Negotiating just these fires in Middle East peace agreements and that -- -- forty years -- On the other hand what was the other president that was successful one guy didn't get stuck -- a war in the middle east of that was Ronald Reagan who.
Did not fight a ground war in the Middle East he think he got out of the Middle East and then -- I'm a man event which was to take down the serving.
Where do we go from here.
I think it's a problem because of -- stops here you forget the politics part of it and the election and the leadership issue.
What is our policy in the Middle East guaranteed to me that we're not going to have more hostage taking I think that what we will see going forward.
It's more hostage taking more attacks against Americans why because there's no consequence you can kill American ambassador and nobody does anything.
And the and the reality seems to be that our allies have decided to received.
Leave this to be a matter after the election just as our European allies and friends of this administration in the case of the European leaders have decided.
Not to discuss further Greece.
And the implosion around the periphery of the euros some.
Again you in the name.
Electoral interest on the part of this present well -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --