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I'm just a warrant program as soon as senator from the state of Arizona our old friend Senator John McCain and good morning -- -- -- -- Good morning Don how I had congratulations.
And that condolences.
Pool thank -- personal for the first more or -- on what.
System of the American people that are now additionally got to be exposed to your hand.
Yes so are you.
I'm doing fine and I agree would rob Bartlett there that you don't want to go to a private meeting with Roger ails these certain.
It is they catch up and not kidnapped.
On a sort of start ten soldiers -- in Afghanistan over the return.
Jim Jones sort of -- Obama's national security advisor.
And Bob Schieffer -- about it one of those things saying it takes exception to your comment that.
The administration gardeners who don't.
-- -- The question more troops as political.
Well what I had was that I had some sympathy for the present because the left of his political base.
Is very much opposed to additional troops -- Afghanistan and that I believe that the president will do the right thing which is to.
I stand the additional troops -- not just General McChrystal but also General Petraeus and admiral Mullen the chairman of the joint chiefs in the the people who were right about the surge in Iraq the ones who said that it would succeed.
General Jones who believe that that we needed this send our troops to the borders of Iraq and kill al-Qaeda from what from outside which is not something I've never really figured out so.
General John -- wrong about Iraq and the fact is that.
That we needed to get at this decision made and we need to get help to those 68000 that are over there.
And more of them -- in harm's way the longer we delay.
This strategy was devised in March when the presence.
That we had it was a war of necessity we had to succeed.
This is the strategy that will succeed it's a counterinsurgency.
The kind that worked in Iraq -- adjusted to the -- the different situation and conditions in Afghanistan we can and will end and we can and must succeed there.
And the longer we wait the week some.
Then the longer it takes for us to get a much needed help over there.
What -- succeeded man.
That's what it's what it does in Iraq what we've done in Iraq Iraq is no longer pose a threat to the United States of America are Afghanistan.
The same way that.
We have a functioning government talk.
But functioning yet but most of all you provide environment of security for the people so the political and economic.
And normal life can be conducted.
And they can and -- in Afghanistan will no longer be a risk.
The al-Qaeda -- re establishing.
A base in Afghanistan to attack the United States America as happened in nine elevenths and anybody who believes.
That you can hand over.
The country or significant part of the country over the -- the bond and not have to worry about al-Qaeda returning and working with them.
And becoming a base for attacks against United States of America again -- personal understanding of the region or the nature of the enemy much less.
Giving the people of Afghanistan over to the tender mercies of the -- -- We used to on Saturdays I think women into the soccer stadium in Kabul and hang them by the goal at the goal post because they expose their ankle.
Because Senator John McCain and I'm -- for them a present to those worn it out.
Described this as a -- an assessment general -- resources on -- sound source says his mind on them.
I think that.
I don't know everything that's going on I've not been obviously included in their discussions.
I know that they have divisive strategy.
That can succeed if it sufficiently cool resource which means a big part of that of course.
His troop numbers.
And I've never seen a situation.
Where they would your recommendation from the commander in the field.
For -- increase in troops -- numbers of troops.
And first the chairman of the joint chiefs and now the secretary of defense who I happen to be a great admirer of saying I'm not spending that request until the president.
How can you make a decision.
About what strategy to pursue if you don't know what -- commanders in the field are recommending as far as numbers of troops are concerned I mean.
That that that that don't.
I have seen a lot of decision making good and bad on the part of presence and throughout history I've never seen anyone quite in one quite like.
A bullet credible all kind of threats came from.
Places like Springfield hold on -- Dallas Texas and queens New York.
Yes and you might recall that some of those people went to Pakistan and in order to get training -- and return to the United States of America.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Back back back well you've got to hand it to our law enforcement and Homeland Security people that they've been.
Finding out about these plots in several of them before them before they've been able act at I think we ought to give them some credit and maybe we might give George Bush a little credit for the fact that we've not had another -- Book on the United States since 9/11 we blame him for everything else.
Somebody told -- -- some Ryan Doumit off the record one of Intel -- it does it's that is good news and ultimately side.
We're talking about one and done no such an inspector who has slowed the thought proved Obama -- -- and -- -- channels that.
It don't it means I backed it up please don't snap at -- like to do sometimes you know and get cranky.
But back to Afghanistan when it -- -- review -- -- -- practice.
But back to Afghanistan.
How hard and kids and our Colorado marijuana oral won't want to -- to understand Pakistan legal some other similar results.
Well ill that these same people by the way several months ago were saying that the Pakistan government was about to -- I never accepted that of course Pakistan it's important.
-- I guarantee you if we send this signal.
The Pakistan that we're leave them.
I can only imagine the adjustments will be made in Pakistan.
Pakistani government's behavior including the ISI.
If they think we're leaving humiliate -- -- you can't ignore the lessons of history.
After we help the Afghans.
Drive the Russians out of Afghanistan.
We left the area completely we had nothing to do with it and guess what the Taliban eventually took over and they began working with -- al-Qaeda that's just history.
And and these countries if we leave they have to stay in the neighborhood they have food just the situations -- the realities there.
And that cannot be in our interest and Pakistan of course as you know as -- large nuclear inventory which makes it.
All the more important.
Sanitary John -- -- -- -- them -- failures and went.
On talking about to -- I have prostate cancer won't.
I think that that John Kerry moment London.
Gloria I just went to which opens us come home -- -- -- you've been in our prayers like.
Talking to him.
Almonte doesn't then we got to talking about him not being elected president -- said it took awhile to get over -- Well it took me about.
48 hours -- wallowing in self pity which is really an enjoyable experience with men.
And I did decide -- best the best thing -- to get back into the arena jump back and get to work.
You're still I still am honored to be.
Senator from the state of Arizona elect and the AM -- we've talked over the years -- -- -- that stood fifth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy.
And to get the nominees nomination of the party of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan Abraham Lincoln as it.
And great honor that the experience of the campaign -- -- look I look back -- look at police that are not.
With a little bit humility and a great deal of honor that is that.
That I was able citizens.
Do what we did in how I'm proud of every minute of it but you've got to move on on the way to get over it -- get busy and get into the ring that get back in this.
In my home state which you know where you grew up which is so beautiful and so I'm fine I'm happy and loyal opposition.
I just another Mars us talk and a person.
Thank you -- good to talk to you again and congratulations on all your success my best -- Warner and Bernard and everybody liked his -- number ten.
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