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US foreign policy and trade policy with China -- and other challenges of course Gordon Chang author of the book for coming collapse of China.
Also with -- Wally -- -- serves as foreign policy senior advisor to governor Romney also -- -- Middle East.
And terrorism expert author of the book the coming revolution struggle for freedom.
In the Middle East good to have you with us -- let's let's do this first.
Do you expect Monday.
That the American people won't get any answers from this president about what happened and why -- -- Ghazi on September a lot.
What I do projects that the debate between now President Obama and governor Romney.
Is going to provide answers for the American public.
And that is that the Obama administration was going wrong.
On the Middle East wrong and Iran wrong and a Muslim Brotherhood or strongly Libya.
And -- the governor is gonna provide evidence that he's so it -- is gonna propose a different direction than the ones President Obama.
And -- and -- is as they moved to the issue of China as they've lost Arnold.
It is so -- a massive trading partner.
And has the largest trade deficit of any country with which we trade.
Well what do you expect to be -- -- resolution both men.
In in fairness to both candidates.
They have talked.
Equally they have talked tough about China and it's the first time we've ever had two presidential candidates do so in the same election.
Well that's a start but unfortunately we really haven't had a comprehensive discussion and we need one because China -- an across the board challenge to us.
So yes it's good that they talk about currency manipulation.
But we need to hear about China's manufacturing subsidies is hacking of American companies and its new program of economic warfare which Beijing announced ten days ago.
I'm afraid we're not going to hear about.
Any of these things -- I ask you both to join us here tonight so that folks could.
Get a sense of as we talk about often and I isolation been Ghazi over the Middle East or South Asia.
Or we -- and isolation about the challenges from would be trade or whether they be potential military geopolitical.
Challenges in in the Pacific and Asia regions.
The fact it is.
First question has to be.
What should be our policy and can we in point of fact sustain such a policy given the fact that we are the world's largest debt -- nation.
And there are so many demands.
On the united states military many of them originating internally.
And not always so clearly in the national interest -- how would you respond to them.
Could we possibly meet challenges from both China.
The war on terror globally and specifically them within the Middle Eastern region.
Well let me say that the Chinese leadership and I would have a confirmation from our friend stood you'll.
Perceives Washington under the Obama administration as weak in the -- as weak with regard to Iraq has not decided with regard Syria.
As having this kind of problem North Africa and beyond this is -- the Chinese leadership.
The other side of the planet.
-- -- the -- the of expanding a challenging job that have challenging and the Philippines and and beyond now back to the -- east demonstration.
So far has demonstrated that it had an opportunity.
What we didn't need to have both underground and Iran.
Or no fly zone I was in June of 20092 -- remember we have the opportunity to stand with the demonstrators this would have collapsed Iranian regime half of the war on terror.
Would have ended but we -- and unfortunately.
You say half -- war on terror would've ended.
Some argued that normally I civil war.
In -- certainly a strategic nation Syria.
Been prevented but.
To say that the war on terror would have been cut by half.
Is that not an -- optimistic assessment particularly given that we've had so much optimism emanating from this administration for four years.
That we would be the probability administration is at it it can't identify the threat.
In Libya for example it wasn't able to identify of this office minister from the ground.
-- connected while caught us what it was surprised.
And tried to do the -- -- thing for fourteen days before they realize the reality on the ground when I say about Iran Iran is a supporter of Hezbollah.
Iran -- supporter of the Assad regime.
And I'm not over -- when I say if the Iraqi regime goes down for other -- I'm gonna follow.
And of course we're gonna have better adaptive and then we'll be left -- Qaeda but a -- automatic that opportunity.
Left out of that calculus and I -- someone should bolster for -- To interject here -- And I don't noticeably.
Go back and forward tennis game here.
The fact is that China is a principal competitor and challenger.
Not only in the Pacific.
And Asian -- But in the Middle East specifically with Iran.
In conjunction with their interest in that region working very closely the same is true of Russia.
-- and the Chinese are engaging and and setting some very large.
Stakes forward in the south -- Tennessee.
-- China -- -- proliferating nuclear weapons technology to Iran.
It has been -- -- primary backer in terms of its economy and of course Beijing supports Iran in the UN Security Council -- the governing board of the international atomic energy agency.
You don't -- -- we have more of a China problem and we have -- Iran problem.
China is really what makes the atomic -- Ayatollah is dangerous time.
Storm right after our current -- -- appreciate -- were running up on time but.
Thank you both come back soon both of you -- you would continue this conversation Gordon Chang thank you some are actually fairest thing.