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-- -- an -- talking with former New Mexico governor.
Doris son who also was -- and ambassador and Mercer were still have to UN.
-- -- -- -- Forwards your what were your warm -- your advice regarding the situation and London.
Well I believe that our UN people did have very good job but.
Don because the UN resolution that was past first of all we got to support of the five permanent members that we're there although Russia abstained.
And we got ten votes out of the Security Council's that was a good coalition that we built.
I would also say to the president.
We've got a good resolution but now we have to get the Arab League really behind as the Arab League was initially -- this button on a couple of days -- kind of peeling off.
I think it's very important they have -- the African Union.
That our role be limited -- In Libya that we yes provide help and you were using that.
Tomahawk missiles and protect the Libyan people.
But eventually I think it's got to be an Arab League and a NATO operation militarily.
And I think it is gonna succeed by the way.
So you you want to revise them.
That we -- overjoyed that it baldness yes yeah I would want basins.
That we need to intervene and cases so massive humanitarian.
Problems the Libyan people I think were about to be.
This is an important strategic area but on humanitarian grounds that we play.
A limited role not ground forces not American troops.
But military assistance.
But in a coalition -- made all.
NATO is our Kennedy in Europe that we've always used -- That's Britain France that's -- that's Italy.
Italy has a major role in Libya.
And and the US as part of that and it's an out of area conflict that affects the security.
NATO all of Europe.
Quadra a lot of places around the world little.
On the same basis for Canada involvement.
Dispirited couple on North Korea Bahrain now we're you know uncommitted -- for the genocide rape -- -- on on the Congo for obvious -- as I can remember.
The -- need to -- to talk about this summer -- lives and our own people about China.
Well there -- Libya.
-- because what we're not doing it ourselves we're doing in this part of a coalition members to do so little so terribly is there.
Your your opening line -- -- also.
Well -- that I saw the second but -- -- peeling off today but.
They additionally access to get involved I think that was so.
Somebody playing political games I think they're they're deeply involved because this is.
An Arab this year this is a North African nation -- this is the Mediterranean nation they've got to be involved.
And we're in there to to provide some military cover.
And I think it's a proper role you you remember President Clinton when he -- in raw and I wish we did her being there.
In some way to help the -- -- -- people from genocide you just mentioned that.
But this is a situation where were brilliant -- -- in an Arab country.
And and and adjusted to -- further Arab anger at the -- And and it uses -- we have learned anything in Iraq or ask a seminar just wait and Iraq tunnel.
McCain all the talk about golf successful -- never say they can't wait to oral although there so they can turn themselves in all around -- Amount got a summed up till I understand humanitarian grounds but I don't see any other interests we have there.
Well there's another interest on and that's energy.
Not necessarily the US but that Libya's among the attempt ten -- oil producers in the world.
You could almost say that the gas prices in the US going up.
Have probably happened because of stoppage of Italy to Libyan oil production I'm not saying you -- being.
Specifically for that -- Libya doesn't have.
Energy interest they do who have been North Africa.
A very active they've had a leadership role politically.
In Sudan and other parts of the world also.
You know this is not an insignificant country and in and dictate the -- our involvement is this justified in the limited way.
The end game I believe this Qaddafi gone and some kind of government there that -- selected by their own people it's not going to be easy I don't think we should be nation building there but at the same time.
Were part of and NATO coalition and NATO is supportive of this the UN Security Council.
Gave it its legal backing.
And I think it's the right cost.
I'm that you really regretting now that she -- Bora weren't the back at them mention.
Number one member -- affirmed the bus now all I wet -- Obama go I don't we know I would suggest the we're Ralston -- Watson Amanda.
Both -- but you know my diamond I can't solve it can recover.
The president -- and I'm not a I'm not a one of the haters of the president but I mean is it is it this is -- Baltimore and compliment -- I've ever witnessed her -- read about it.
You have to -- I'm very happy doing what -- door and calm you know I -- general water yeah Mexico the it is giving speeches and we are getting paid for right -- every did his story you know they're very boring and the only thing get.
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