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Now while defense contractors general dynamics and Boeing is he just mentioned just reported.
Boeing as he -- just missing estimates general dynamics beating the street but like much of the country.
The defense industries keeping tabs on the democratic presidential hopeful.
Senator -- Obama's trip to the Middle East Obama is in Israel right now where he has already -- staunch support for the country.
Meanwhile Obama has made no secret of his desire to end the war in Iraq and -- some defense spending as he did yesterday in Jordan.
Smart move it is too but no longer have US troops engaged in combat operations.
Well despite those promises Obama -- Republican rival Senator John McCain in campaign donations from the defense industry Obama has received nearly 20000 dollars more in donations.
From employees of need your defense contractors.
-- here to tell us why.
Democratic -- to tell why this is happening of course is democratic representative Joseph stack -- Pennsylvania US house.
Armed services committee member as well as former navy admiral and National Security Council defense policy director.
Under president -- -- welcome thanks so much for joining me.
-- -- -- -- -- -- So he's -- -- and do this tour throughout the Middle East and has really stuck to his guns.
And -- no pun intended let me rephrase that he's really stuck to his original ideology here.
That he -- calling for a troop withdrawal.
In sixteen months you know he's experienced a little bit of criticism given the fact that Iraq is much safer today.
How do you respond to all of the commentary that's been put out there.
I think there's two major points elects its first off what you've seen as something that's very unique it's been a validation of his strategic judgment.
We saw that first win -- secretary William Burns went to Geneva.
And began direct negotiations -- I ran something senator Obama's been calling for.
When you saw Senator McCain has said let's put three brigades not just -- -- Senator Obama wants into Afghanistan he's actually moved to that position second.
You saw President Bush actually say let's have a general time horizon and and prime minister -- he said I kind of support.
A -- senator Obama's plan for points all about one future commander in point.
Commander in chief's future judgment -- second this is what's most important.
If it's not about the tactical situation Senator Obama has said on -- Iraq that's important list in my commanders.
What's the strategic consequences for the overall national security fabric of America -- as being unique insane.
Al-Qaeda CIA is that as a safe haven.
In the court -- -- areas between Afghanistan Pakistan we can't stand that one last point on this he's pointed out that nowhere.
How we able to deploy a brigade.
That's ready to -- to salvage the safety of our troops for example 28000 troops -- in South Korea.
That not one brigade could go and protect when divisions are supposed to go out there so we've seen validation of the commander in chief's judgment for the future.
Second we seen a great strategic fabric.
Focus by him and I think it's just very unique.
I'll hit it good turn here for a second because as you and I both know the topic he is really led with.
It is is what's going on in Afghanistan you led military operations in Afghanistan is it as a military man what what do you.
And you what do you make of what he's saying in essence that.
We need to -- direct or reinforce our intention in Afghanistan.
You're a supporter of Senator Obama and do you think he's attacking the bigger war there in Afghanistan as opposed to Iraq.
He's attacking the central front of terrorism I was actually on the ground in Afghanistan two months after the war began.
Two months I saw what had to be done on the ground I took my carry about a group back retaliatory strikes went on the ground eighteen months later.
I saw what had -- eighteen months early -- I saw that we had moved our civil affairs forces a psychological operations forces.
A special forces to these tragic misadventure and -- Iraq.
And then what occurred -- we had no security edifice within the other L with the other elements of our national or international power could have set the rule of law.
To change the farming from growing poppy seeds for opium to other elements and what has occurred.
Is that the Taliban have now moved into the southern region southern Providence is -- Afghanistan.
Where they protect the al-Qaeda the al-Qaeda the defense intelligence department has told us agencies told us.
They're the ones that plan against striking our homeland not the al-Qaeda that -- and better and I Iraq we brought them right in short.
As general I can very when he left Afghanistan over a year and a half ago said.
With a road ends in Afghanistan.
That Taliban began and that's where they protect the al-Qaeda to strike against -- last point yeah -- -- it.
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