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So although I mentioned about your -- Iraq.
Because it seems to me at least some reports -- To be as big a mess and now.
As there was when you got -- -- an orchard view.
It's it is it's hard to say and I left Iraq vote for my my third deployment there the last time.
I was there was.
March of 2010.
And so a lot's changed since then and you know I'm I'm kind of watch -- news reports like like everybody now.
And it's early at that time in 2010 -- erratically turned around.
Particularly out west in Anwar province which would had had it one time they -- a nasty places around.
I think you for -- -- it's going to be hard to say what happens is there's no question that I think the Syrian conflict next door.
Has really boosted a a a radical element among the most hardened al-Qaeda.
Linked and -- little fighters.
In Syria and I think -- -- -- -- certainly not Iraq I think some of the things that.
Frankly the the Shiite dominated Iraqi Government has -- of the last few years.
To kind of suppress a Sunnis has is really it is cause some of those issues -- there.
You know enforce it insurgents are able to take advantage of some these sectarian rifts.
And I think it's a promise gonna go on for for some time.
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But I wonder.
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And and and used you served your country bravely -- -- they'll say this is for your service awful about pledged to do real well so.
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En -- to start that it was worth it.
That's that's a tough question -- I think.
You know I I think there's some there's some huge lessons learned came out of came out of Iraq -- -- personally I think.
The answer to -- your question is is yes.
I think we you know we we had a a threat to the region and Saddam Hussein.
And I think there's a lot smarter way to may be -- gone around about.
About handling that thread and I really think the US military ought to be used.
In a manner to you.
Smash in destroy.
Threats to to our national security and our interest and not in nation building campaigns I think that's a dangerous -- for us to get into.
But once we are in that and an insurgency.
What was really fomenting an end and spiraling out of control there in 2005 and six I.
I think we had to stay there to win lower level violence would -- turn over the Iraqis and really.
What's gonna happen there -- long run will be.
Will be you know history will have to judge a lot of people -- me well what if Iraq breaks up into three different countries.
She is Sunni Kurd.
And you know my question is.
Does that matter you know would that would that would that not be a picture for us and you know as you know these these lines you know for those nations were drawn arbitrarily after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
I don't know that that matters I don't think that's.
I certainly would not to.
How would I wouldn't call that you know a loss in the United States if if some like that happen.
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Afghanistan is definitely a tough situation very different from Iraq.
You know -- of -- conversations I've had with the former colleagues of mine that have come back from their recently I'm in a lot of lot of people think that despite rhetoric that you hear.
About how you know there I have to afghanis are going to be ready to take over.
I think judges to better when the serve on the ground there.
You know end and tackle.
A leadership and cut and and situations and in it and they're actually fighting the war there with the with the Taliban does not think that's going to be away enforce.
Cover a lot of people say I think we've lost this one and and they say that very reluctantly because.
It's it's it's not the will of the the military that's lost at its assembly that will politicians.
And and an out of inability to set some clear achievable goals there.
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Russia who's going to be our -- our biggest threat and proposals -- Bruce.
And now we have the present administration and -- handling of post all along with Russia and broad and what's your view that.
I -- shows.
The policy of treating.
Enemies like friends does not make themselves and and that has been an utter failure we've seen -- over and over and over again.
And I think -- you know if we had a a regime -- -- strong leadership that was respected by our enemies whether that be Iran -- -- -- Russia China -- are who who else even if they're not openly declared enemies those people that are really trying to -- our influence and success in the world.
If if they have respect for our leaders there we're gonna have a much better relationship with a -- I think historical record certainly proved that.
And the reset with Russia and -- has has been colossal disaster.
Almost embarrassing strong now.
I don't know it's kind of like be in the you know the guy walking on the street if you're them.
Small -- guy that looks like he can defend himself and you might get picked on if you're.
If you go to the big angry intimidating looking guy people -- gonna mess with I think that's -- we need to -- that the walk softly carry a big stake.
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