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Certainly senator Reid is expressing his obvious frustration.
But there is no expression -- of support or promise of another confirmation.
Effort for illegal to assess the situation now the former pentagon official Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland.
And Fox -- Middle East and terrorism analyst doctor Walid Ferris.
-- Put our hearts it easier to senator Reid is suggesting the Republican party's -- national security after the web alarming.
In other funny in times when the United States has been without a secretary of defense.
Usually what happens is the deputy secretary of defense is acting secretary of defense awfully good guy who's the deputy secretary could be acting.
Any other -- Panetta has less.
Yet so that's just not that's this baloney.
That's not the argument the fact of the matter is that there are two reasons senators are -- the -- of nomination one is Lindsey Graham.
And senator I have real questions about and Gaza they don't think there have been answered and are holding up the nomination on the other hand senator in -- It was their ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee he's got questions about -- himself.
Both of those things together are causing real problems a lot of the inflicted wounds on -- or self inflicted.
And and Wally is you is you read that letter today from the White House technology and for the first time revealing for the first time.
That the president did not contact anyone in the Libyan government.
That he relied upon as secretary of state.
Who has said that she had no role in the day's affairs.
One has what's your reaction.
Well look who we really don't have the big picture in details about what happened and been Ghazi and I keep repeating that the key point is this.
What was the perception.
Of the administration.
Of the threat existing.
Did demonstration consider that our location and been -- is surrounded by these ten G Heidi training senate and therefore.
Had taken all the procedures or not that would have to be answered but more important -- being probably now the letter of the statement by.
Sad to read it's very appropriate in a time of war.
In a time a threat against America precisely lawmakers have to be very -- in the choice.
And got three very important policy matters one is that position about Iran second as a position about Israel and -- the position of preparedness.
Off the United States against Jihad attacks we need answers on those issues.
What we also need answers -- the Senate Intelligence Committee.
-- -- to vote.
To confirm John -- and as well as CIA director at least until next week.
Senator Dianne Feinstein demanding the White House turn over more details I mean this is the these -- leading.
National security expert I think it's fair to say almost all of the democratic senators -- -- -- Jack and I think the administration politically -- -- -- little but appellate secretary of defense on the ropes sector got a man it's going to be the CIA.
Director of the guy who's the author of the drone wars and the cyber.
Security of the United States there's a -- -- I think that if you look at both of those things together the administration's having some real issues.
Now I think -- ultimately probably both be confirmed but what will happen.
If -- -- -- very -- and secretary of defense who has two jobs he's got to deal with the united states military.
And get them to accept defense cuts he's got to deal with congress and have them except defense cuts and he is very weakened by a thousand dollars.
-- longer -- twist on the way and the longer.
People have a finding out things that he's you how to find out over the -- -- books from fifth grade.
And it's all going to be allow their little cut cut cut cut and I think -- have a lot of trouble doing the job the president wants him to do.
Only the senator Feinstein and her colleagues in the senate intelligence are looking for.
Would be looking at the drone strikes against terrorists.
They want to understand more about -- Ghazi.
It if what point in your assessment your judgment.
Does the White House began to understand that they can continue this nonsense of saying they're transparent.
But offering no no information whatsoever.
How long can they continue that when they have senator Feinstein to me.
Whether this is an indicator.
That -- that is no consensus anymore on national security if status from both bodies are questioning those issues.
The message is very clear we don't feel actually senators don't feel let alone the majority in the house do not feel.
That demonstration is very clear as to how to define the threats.
We failed and been gusting determining that and I am very concerned about issue with the Iran.
On the one hand we see letters and statements being made by the vice president about engaging the Iranian regime.
On the other hand we have reports saying that the Iran is on out all all of it about place that's sending weapons to Yemen Somalia and elsewhere there is a lot of fall but he's still.
Berger wrote about the -- of -- we've got North Korea nuclear weapons Iran -- nuclear weapons entire Middle East region seems to be in trouble north Africa's -- And we can't syndicate and I think I think it's a big -- gonna get worse.
Thank you very much anti -- -- and -- first -- -- -- -- -- -- for being -- --