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Joining us now is the -- radio talk show host Monica Crowley former Reagan political director Ed Rollins Pulitzer Prize -- journalist Judith Miller all.
Fox News contributors here what let's start -- we -- with you.
This is a president who's changing the rhetoric about the global war on terror.
And seeming to want to adopt some.
Narrow specific language about threats.
Rather than -- put them together it's is his want -- nearly every other subject and make -- comprehensive.
Is that the -- you would read the president's statement.
-- system may used to that you could actually frame it that way because this was an entirely rhetorical device on the president's part.
-- -- -- There is no -- there -- in the president's speech the war on terror will not end simply because he will -- and and whether or not he calls it a war on terror or.
A series of persistent targeted efforts to dismantle specific networks of violent extremists.
Heaven help us if we have to use the word -- that congress promised.
It's been it's the same and you can't just kill bin Laden and saying I'm not no problem here we move along aren't.
I I think first and foremost because this president has not accounted to the American people.
Why decisions were taken that led to the vulnerability of our installations in.
And the wounding -- others.
At -- -- And and nine months Stonewall what do you think my.
Yeah I think you're getting to something very specific -- a lot of people who will take a look at the speech in the last nearly five years and say this president doesn't have a coherent global national security strategy.
That may be the case but when it comes to the Middle East and the war on terror and dealing with this specific enemy.
The -- I think actually the -- -- exact opposite is true I think he does have.
An approach that is actually working against -- interest in working against the interests of Israel and that is to elevate.
The islamists across the region you see it happening in Egypt -- see it happening in Tunisia you see it happening and -- you see it happening now in Syria.
At the same time he is limited Americas and -- need to all Qaeda or is -- some euphemism for al-Qaeda.
That is issue -- mistake because Americans.
Islam his enemy it's not limited to all kinds of what he'll do it isn't the real estate -- that imperial defeating al-Qaeda the enemy is so much -- are.
I was this isn't a real mistake here.
Then we have not destroy the enemy.
-- and we have been engaged with the enemy for twelve years.
This is the president now talking as if now it's going to be high noon.
And and the war's over -- because rhetorically on cigars it to be starting with Qualcomm moment in the that the -- they're still bad guys his seat in the senate back to Yemen which is not exactly is safe haven.
Enough for us it's a safe haven for terrorists equally as important -- drones have worked pretty effectively.
He's now -- -- -- torture saying as.
The president is now going to be releasing terrorists with a 3% of them recidivism rate of about 28%.
Or more Fredricka.
And or more than -- and also -- limit the use of drones which have been the most effective.
Means that he's employed.
In the war against radical Islam and an art then argue you know I commend you unless you're sure that person is a terrorist.
And there's no civilians around or there's no.
Potential many other casualty is crazy -- -- we've given the president his due now he tried to change the subject we we have dealt with the subject to which he changed.
Now let's go back to what is really important.
And that is a government that is lying to the American people refusing to answer to congress and to be accountable and hold accountable those who serve this government.
Your -- your.
He said that he's troubled by the fact that his own attorney general signed off on a warrant.
Against James Rosen.
The Fox News correspondent.
Two years ago about two years ago.
He's troubled by that because he realizes that what that warrant did was to criminalize news gathering and -- he expresses great confidence and Eric Holder.
Isn't there a disconnect here aren't people shouldn't people been asking you whether or not this makes any sense at all.
Is -- the disconnect Monica or is it an outright deception well if you look at this from 30000 feet and you see the Ben Ghazi cover up you see the Department of Justice.
Spying on reporters and editors when you look at a BI -- scandal it only makes perfect sense -- in 2008 this president talked about the fundamental transformation of the nation.
What is he doing he's assaulting the First Amendment.
He's trying to eliminate the Second Amendment he's assaulting the Fourth Amendment he's assaulting the tenth amendment -- -- and every possible way -- -- every major right the American people afforded in the bill of rights is attacking Monica.
He's preserving the Fifth Amendment -- -- -- -- well it's good to know suddenly they Revere the constitution at least -- -- out what he had an eight.
Doesn't matter I've lived through two presidential administrations and which -- scandals start.
And you don't get to the bottom of it and you're not -- -- -- sooner or later.
It unravels this administration is going on -- They're gonna they gonna have totally ineffective any legislation in the next two years this president's under siege and he can do all the time -- a distraction it's not gonna work the American public concede to this moment.
You know I hope not because this country has a lot of problems that -- to be solved and I hope we don't have an ineffective president -- The last two years was an ineffective for the last two well so -- -- it that depends and on whether how aggressive the press is gonna be in pursuing all of us so I had.
Great Goliath that I didn't zones in this -- point.
Not their ridiculously hopeful that we'll continue.
But -- this point that the national liberal media is beginning to demand.
-- something of itself as as watchdogs -- but -- -- when they come after them.
It's -- you know it's not all there is otherwise I have no problem with people's motivation being -- felt good.
Thank you very right -- --
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