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Congressman -- -- of Texas he is vice chairman of the house subcommittee on crime.
Terrorism and Homeland Security.
-- Singh joins us managing director of the Washington institute farmer senior director of the National Security Council.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The president now changing his -- as we outlined at the beginning of this broadcast.
And that's that's a tough load to.
To carry for the administration is the.
Well -- facts can be pesky things I think especially when the facts don't really comport -- -- The talking points that's that you've been using it and I and I think here.
What happened in -- guys he really undermines two of the administration's key narratives about the middle -- and national security more broadly.
Number one that Libya was successful even model intervention.
And number two that it's al-Qaeda is essentially defeated and its -- even terrorism is defeated.
And I think these facts really sort of hopefully will force us to have a more serious discussion about these national security issues.
You think the president life.
When he said the -- called an act of terror.
Well look -- I as I said I think that you know when these -- and our allies don't answer just say that.
Hello -- -- -- I I think that when these facts come to light you know sort of as I said that they don't comport with the narrative and so the administration.
Is gonna have to sort of -- digest this and change the narrative and that can be very tough thing for administrations to do.
Congress is -- where do you think the president's line.
He of course out I was a district judge and Chief Justice.
And you have to look at the -- -- and that he said something that about we weren't gonna put up with that with acts of terror.
But he never called this an act of terrorism and it's the same thing I'm Marcos I've met look at that -- the last four years.
I mean they took away the -- heard.
Enemy combatant because they were afraid -- not a fan of the people would try to kill as they they.
-- did Homeland Security so they have a recommended child.
It's oh yeah he -- -- I -- he is he's he went for over two weeks and would not say this was an act of terrorism.
And it needs to stop but like Michael say they're -- scenario for these four years is.
There's not any real terrorism.
It's violent extremism.
There's -- that's followed their scenario.
What is the impact that might -- go back -- on -- what is the impact.
When the world is watching and a president puts forward we can call these reversals -- blobs.
And changing narratives.
But what in the world do.
It into other governments think as they watch the president do this bald faced -- with.
Well actually -- eighteen days to run just about until Election Day.
Well you know Lou I think what it does mainly is it confuses people I think there's a lot of confusion out there in the world right now about our policies in the Middle East where we going.
Our policies on things like Iran and other issues have come up in these debates and you hear frankly -- -- -- shifting narrative about sort of where are we and where are we going and and I think that it undermines our prestige -- influence around the world because.
You know still in the middle -- people are looking for American leadership people are looking for us to articulate our strategies and they're not hearing it -- -- Congress and armored you get the last word here is this what -- -- -- what what what is definitely what is leadership by any definition.
But of course it's not -- -- humiliating to this country to have a president who won't come out and face.
You know that the tough media not that there's any outside.
Where you are but.
But goes -- puff shows but let me tell you it all points to the fact that this administration.
Will not let people who come in and -- strike truth.
As one intelligence officer told me.
They have blinded us to do -- -- could -- not able to see the enemy.
They have purged hundreds of thousands of documents that might -- fanned -- radical Islamist trying to kill us.
We know they care and it's not have a direct inroad to the White House and they're giving them the impression auto Mr.
I love you over there even though they're crying death to America and we're all bin Laden.
And hanging -- an effigy yelled burning him in effigy -- he's getting terrible advice and is doing great damage to our image abroad.
Congressman -- thank you very much watching thank you thank you don't.