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Our first guests are here to evaluate to Obama's Middle East tour.
Today's focus on the enormous refugee stress placed on Jordan as a result of the Syrian civil war.
Joining me now -- is Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Judith Miller.
And president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
Clifford May and Judy has just returned from the Middle East.
The president he is this has been a whirlwind tour but it looks like he has made.
-- very positive.
With this tour if not the concrete result.
It was really an extraordinary.
Tour -- -- Lou it was as the Israelis called it a thermonuclear.
And it worked talk about -- reset in a relationship that was crying out for one.
Basically the president figured out finally in his second tour that you attract more bees with honey.
In a country like Israel he did everything he had to do.
To set a relationship on course that had been very -- But wasn't clever bank.
Inconsistent and contradictory -- the president to be talking about peace and in the Middle East at the same time that he was threat.
-- -- -- -- And are wrong.
Well yes but of course -- and Iran are both.
Provocative they're both belligerent they -- both on there they're both destabilizing forces and have been for years in the Middle East.
And so I don't think it's inconsistent he understands I think that the Israelis are reliable allies valuable allies and very many ways.
And they're in a very difficult neighborhood now outside the going would be a good thing the Israelis think so two years ago Obama called for that.
It's going to be Dicey after he goes assuming he does go on any recent reasonable time -- And Iran is still the world's leading sponsor of terrorism oppressing its own people and illicitly building nuclear weapons which -- everybody in the region.
Israel of course but not only Israel.
The president used the expression game changer referring to -- -- if -- were to recur or chemical weapons.
Was his visit to Israel big game changer.
Think it's a little too early to tell what because what we don't know is what those two men sat behind closed doors I mean look -- we should have no illusions here.
Good -- -- if we can you usage Europe -- however warm and cozy to refine and English or there.
However -- that I could pronounce -- -- a -- -- repeat it.
However cozy the relationship however warm the reception from the hand picked students.
These gentlemen have distinctly different agendas.
When it comes to issues like Iran so I can't say that it was a game changer yet.
-- agree with Judy did not not not entirely.
And because I don't think that the two men have different agendas when it comes to Iran and I think everything that was said.
What you're heard is that Obama and Netanyahu were much closer together on -- look what -- Obama said there weren't gonna assume when it -- -- his word.
He said we're not gonna allow Iran to have nuclear weapons that's what Netanyahu wants the theories that were not going to allow.
Iran have nuclear weapons than -- then attempt to contain.
Iran -- it's -- the policy so there were much much closer than they've been on the very key subject of Iran the most threatening.
Force in the Middle East.
Let's -- to it to somebody I did not want to hear.
And that was Shimon Peres talking about quote America is not -- America President Obama are ready to attack Iran.
I found that.
And there may be all sorts of excuses rationalizations of reasons.
That the president.
But Judy that is this is this is too bellicose for my taste what about you.
But I think Shimon Peres says exactly what's on his mind and I think that a ninety year old presidents.
Who is the man after all who helped Israel acquire its own nuclear weapons which have never been formally acknowledged by Israel of course.
Was -- was reminding.
Israel and the United States that the top agenda item for Israel.
Is making sure.
That Iran does not -- its red line -- here I'm gonna disagree with my good friend Clifford May I think the two men are not closer.
To coming to agreement on what that definition of getting a nuclear weapon hits.
And king of dollars over.
-- if you'd like to respond to Judy -- -- on this issue.
The very quickly -- -- -- it's a tricky issue because there is a difference.
-- but it's partly based in the fact that the US and Israel have different capabilities in terms of stopping Iran but they agree on stopping Iran Iran.
Now those capabilities that is drilled -- -- The US could cope with those and there that expect widget -- that I agree with we don't know what was said backstage between the two men.
Did Obama say to Netanyahu if you go independently you will we will we will have your back I'm not just saying that we will that he -- we're gonna give you.
Weapons capabilities you don't have which will extend your time line so that you can wait a little bit longer be a little more patient we don't know but the things.
-- -- -- wanted to hear from Obama about Iran I think he mostly -- I think Obama.
Reduced his parameters somewhat because he was very clear what Shimon -- said you're right -- was not the right way to say it but it wasn't very different form what Vice President Biden has said which is Obama doesn't -- With all due respect to the vice president.
Our knowledge that happen after the -- back at large however I thank you thank you so --
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