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Secretary of state Hillary Clinton will not testify this week -- congressional hearings about -- Gaza.
Clinton fainted hit her head on the flaw and suffered a concussion.
She's recovering but says she's not well enough to testify and she is stepping down early next via.
Congress will not be able to get us story until after she is no longer secretary of state joining us now I'm back the film -- On this news.
Well I I wish her her the best obviously concussions not a good thing at any age but you know there is a phrase in in.
International circles called a diplomatic illness.
That arises when something comes up you don't want to do and you know this sounds suspiciously like it.
Secretary Clinton's missed two key points shall miss this testimony on Thursday.
And she was also faced with a grueling week according to Susan Rice after the September the eleven attacks when she couldn't go on the Sunday morning talk shows so she's -- a very good job of keeping herself out of the spotlight.
Of explaining what actually happened -- then Ghazi.
For -- months now and yet.
I see no public outrage about what happened -- -- Gaza people the lack of ounces from the administration about what happened all.
But the inability to appear and answer questions when -- no outrage on this -- And and I think the signal that it sends in the Middle East and elsewhere that -- -- for American diplomats have been killed and there's no visible sign of retaliation endangers many other people you know the secretary also.
Artfully avoided two and a half months of talking while the state department's internal review board did its work -- that report is ready.
And I think she was prepared to testify on Thursday because they would lay out the story.
So she would only have to have one story herself avoiding the inconvenience of saying something early and then having to -- -- later when the facts turned out differently.
But now she's postponed it even further that's fine what she wants to run for president -- have a grueling week after the four diplomats were killed.
Presidents have grueling weeks all the time do you think we'll ever get to the bottom of precisely what happened and who has takes and you responsibility fought battle well it won't be because of the administration and won't be because of the mainstream media I think congress has got to take the lead here at the house still under Republican control.
But not not for political purposes our diplomats our official personnel all around the world are in danger and so our private American citizens.
Let me get to the subject of Greece because today they got the latest bailout -- nearly fifty billion dollars that takes that total debt to a half trillion US dollars for population of eleven million.
On -- -- that is fundamentally on payable that Greece cannot recover its formal prosperity period.
I think the markets are completely misreading what has happened in the Euro -- in the past six months or so since Mario Draghi announced he would do whatever it took at the ECB to save Europe.
I think these economies are not growing you can shuffle the financial obligations rant all you want without economic growth and never get out of it I think there are other tensions coming within.
The EU itself the role of Britain the role of all the members that are not part of the Euro zone.
That could be an additional factor why the European Union in a few years I think is gonna look very different from what it looks -- looks GDP is an oxymoron isn't it most breaks actually are not working correctly and well.
How -- job they walk out of a population of eleven million that's roughly.
In America 45%.
Of the total population has a job and -- -- As you look around the world.
I you don't even -- -- and well I try and bring sweetness and light wherever I go but sometimes it's hard.
But you'd -- there -- much out that -- really positive and I think -- economics -- I think part of our problem is -- for four years the president just has one to talk about these challenges and difficulties that we and others face overseas that doesn't mean they go away it simply means we're less prepared.
When they -- up and the last election was not full on fall out of also and and -- it was -- temple on the economy it's a mistake for Republicans just as much as for the president not to talk about -- right here Hillary even if she believes her when she leaves her jobs record straight she could be brought back to test by the same -- General Petraeus was absolutely yes she's not -- avoid that she's just postponing.
Just OK just postponing affect ambassador John Bolton thank you very much so thank you to back.
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