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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Guess where they're targeting their spending -- right now I'm not Egypt.
As an all the bills that were forking over to Syrian rebels they worry that it's going to the wrong guys rebels who -- does but don't want -- like -- and because.
Many are aligned to al-Qaeda might actually turn around and -- us to Joseph Lieberman is says there are jumping to conclusions and giving us this day there are a big jump.
And continued to -- as people.
-- a very good to have you back.
Neil great to be back I just -- myself when this seemed out of the blue -- mean I would be looking at maybe if you had any reason to sort of curtail funny you can reassess the Egyptian government changes there.
But the Syrian thing I think was was just odd what do you make of it yeah.
No I I agree look this -- been going on in Syria now for more than two years.
More than a 100000 people have died -- mean it is humanitarian disaster.
And the cause of freedom is on the line -- we should have been in there and -- beginning I want over early on met the opposition.
Two outside -- -- -- anti American dictator.
-- -- -- Heading into -- -- groups that have formed aren't just as in -- well now we've waited too long and -- don't -- -- we we know enough we we.
Listen if if our intelligence is not good enough and I'm sure it is good.
To know who the good guys are over there -- the beggars are where we got a problem and it -- out early where we did like when guys are you -- -- knew that we now that fear is what Republicans are saying senator is.
Now we're not quite so sure and we want to make the same mistake we apparently made an -- Yeah I I think we've got to take a risk.
And the reason is not only to try to stop the humanitarian.
Disaster of the killings but -- What's happening in Syria is really a proxy war.
Between Iran and Russia on one sided.
And our allies in the Arab world and us on the other side but we're not very much on the field we finally.
Have begun to give some assistance.
To the opposition to our -- if -- -- goes down it's the biggest defeat for Iran.
In the Middle East in a long time and helps us to put pressure on them to stop their nuclear weapons program which I think is the biggest threat.
To the region in the world today.
You know a senator Harry and Ron Paul here I'm not too long ago when he was saying what have we wrought for all the money we've given now of course he's.
Clearly -- attendance point of view it's not worth it you know didn't stop it and all that from criticism one country after another.
We've had a record of putting that's on the wrong people.
And they come back and they divide us and he sees things like US flag burnings some of these demonstrations of why -- insult to injury.
When -- so look at a lot of places around the world over the over the last when he -- thirty years -- really been.
An advance of democracy and freedom and pro American allies that certainly true.
In eastern and Central Europe the former Soviet Union and it is also true in Asia.
But what about this region many I don't know any other gentleman would have put a new and -- -- -- little wiser man.
Maybe if it does not stand -- did that there's no way you can bet on any -- because they all seem crazy.
Yeah what they're not -- -- has just been a lot of time over there and what happened in Tunisia and Egypt.
And then Libya and it -- happen in Syria was an opera is saying.
Of what I would call.
Sort of modernizing.
Arabs who who were sick and tired of the dictators who are not only.
Edited turn on the very government that they put in -- this last time around -- immediately be it right in Egypt because they concluded and I agree with them.
An election is only one element of really having a democracy the rest of it is there's just as important more important ultimately its freedom its human rights.
What does it probably on some levels senator that whatever marriages and that we what you're saying is as accurate -- -- that.
It was the military to topple a democratically elected government may -- for valid reason idea that doesn't look good.
It's hit it -- look good but I -- kid and it's almost -- usual circumstance and it's not in it if you try to follow your ideals where it didn't sometimes you just have to be.
Practical about this and in this case.
Morrissey the previous Muslim Brotherhood leader -- -- was really becoming a dictator that people had no alternative but to go out in the streets and -- and usually.
The military basically got him out of power.
And now give the revolution that started against Mubarak a second chance to work with -- -- -- -- -- work with each other and that is a real challenge.
You know this is probably didn't sound but it races come -- but isn't it by design in nature that.
You know a devout Muslim led government.
Isn't gonna reconcile with wood to the secular interest of its people.
That did that maybe that's what happened in this government's case and then.
That is irreconcilable.
So in the in this government's case in the in the case of Morse in the Muslim Brotherhood day they won the election.
Not by a lot but they -- it and then he began to close off the opposition people's freedom putting.
Zero given his background bitterness is via disparity it wasn't in his DNA can be a democratically elected -- sold -- but I think it depends on the leaders of depends on the Muslim leader and Tunisia.
We've had on encouraging.
Which is an Islamist party actually got more votes than any the other parties but it needed.
To form a coalition thank -- get a a majority to govern and it made a coalition.
Muslim Arab parties and and they pretty much altogether.
-- not -- that can be tomorrow -- it looks tough.
It's tough but that is tomorrow it's very hard to go from where a lot of these countries belong where you had.
Dictator ship not only controlling their freedom.
-- the wealth of the country and the people got fed up with -- most of them want what you what I want which is a better life to kids who grow up better.
And not to be governed by extremists whether they're secular dictators.
Or Islamist extremists that's the hope -- -- to be easy to get there.
Senator real quickly on -- health care thing and -- it's blown apart.
It's losing its -- source of funding.
It's imploded when -- so.
I only it's imploding I mean I think to step back on that.
Was probably Smart to do to show some flexibility in the Obama administration that there were responding -- problem but there.
They've not said they're gonna repeal -- it's it's common in a year when they think people are going to be.
Are better able to -- of -- I think it's going to be there are I'll never forget when President Clinton -- talked to a bunch of us.
Senators we were considering the health care proposal and he said it did it as good as you can.
And then adopted because trust me you're going to be coming back for 25 years to to fix it cause you can't get it right the first time.
And that's a question a -- remains unpopular I'm afraid that the administration hasn't done as good job is it should have done.
In convincing the American people that this was in the.
It to the getting getting New Orleans from the event and it is students aren't.
I don't know.
I -- I think they do.
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