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Joining me now former US ambassador to the United Nations John -- Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Judith Miller both -- news contributors.
-- let me begin if I may with what is happening.
With with this this.
What is happening with Morrissey -- and there's this Arab Spring that was supposed to be blossoming.
And no response no statement from the white house of any kind directly.
Seemed significantly meaningful on what is happening I mean -- it's it's frustrating to say -- least.
But not surprisingly.
Given the fact that president more Cellini is he's now being called in Egypt.
-- -- is clearly understands that -- Americans the only thing that really matters is Egypt's continued adherence to the peace treaty with Israel.
As long as they don't throw that into the water into the not island -- -- account of the them.
Everything's going to be forgiven it was only and debt a day after the cease fire announcement.
The president -- he took these extraordinary.
And made the power grab has -- alien.
So many in his own government and.
In the country.
John your thoughts I mean it in in support of -- choose just sat.
-- reading as you saw there are from from.
The script talking points totally CIA provided talking from which he would not.
Saying the president has worked effectively were -- -- on key issues.
Including of course the Gaza negotiation.
So that suffices.
Two or require that the unit that the president will be quite innocent on this.
Well it clearly crossed Morse -- mind that he could do pretty much what he wanted to the day after the cease fire which is -- Judy said why he took that opportunity.
And he is proceeding in a very methodical fashion over opposition in the streets to hold this referendum on his -- -- -- friendly constitution on the fifteenth.
So who did that the Muslim Brotherhood which said -- would not participate in the political process and Mohamed Morrissey who said he would not run for president.
Now firmly in power and the administration is on surprised and unwilling to.
To respond react horse set forward some kind of -- -- Well here here's the next point it it is the case that the military in Egypt remains largely friendly to the United States having expended you know that is I want and I'm trying to per year lot less of a -- by half of that -- after what we witnessed over the hope -- couple here hang on what's happening is that more C is now putting generals sympathetic to the brotherhood and leadership position so American -- essence.
His take over in a way that precisely threaten the Camp David accord and that's why the administration's silence is inexcusable.
Not so silent on Syria we've heard we've actually heard via.
These rumblings out of the administration and the foreign policy apparatus -- of this government for fifteen months saying a -- must go.
Doing absolutely nothing -- 40000 people were murdered and then unbelievably the secretary of state today.
Saying that this the point of which we reach some sort of resolution will depend on just how many people of the Assad regime wants to.
Kill are you kidding me well I think they simply don't know what to do and -- -- -- I must defend the administration it is hard to know.
What to do in the situation which is now is chaotic -- -- we look.
We need Sharia only -- armed foreign policy masters in the State Department in the White House then.
Easy simple tasks that that perhaps they could result.
I I just think that there are some foreign policy -- -- that are more complex than others.
And this one is a doozy and when you look we aren't the Libyans and now we know.
But some of those weapons have gone to the very well.
-- have been blowing up American radical aren't.
Islamist terrorists from doing this it's interesting the administration won't use that expression -- are very odd Katrina because.
It it is a doozy that's true but they've misread it for two years thinking the Russians were gonna help -- -- aside out of power I think you've got a broader problem here in the regional I think this is.
In Syrian and Egypt as we've discussed in Libya in Yemen.
But with Iran's nuclear weapons program that in a very short period of time you could see this whole thing begin to spin out of control would only take.
A precipitate an incident I'm not saying it would be like Sarajevo although al-Qaeda killing -- -- -- here there is not out of the realm of the possible.
This is very dangerous it's very dangerous for us and for our friends in the region.
-- thank you very much sugar thank here and we went through that entire discussion without mentioning two countries Iran and Israel.
Thank you very much during our appreciation thank you but.
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