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In the world is a dangerous place but does the president of the United States understand that one person doesn't think so is John Bolton he's a former US ambassador to the UN.
Good friends scoreboard and today he ended on Fox Business -- -- May be considering a presidential run.
In 2012 he saved the real deal for scoreboard of course and John Bolton joins us now to tell was for real -- up.
You know I know all the other assertive.
He ends and that suggested -- -- we're just sort of preview for what's coming on scoreboard so -- an honest job.
Well here's the real deal.
I don't think over the past two years we've had enough focus by President Obama on our national security.
And I don't see that changing as we head toward the 2012 election I don't think we're paying enough attention.
To the growing threats internationally -- I don't know what what what later John you're not paying enough attention to you rule.
What about your run for the presidency -- you know what it.
Well I haven't decided yet how's that for an unequivocal answer I think it's him.
-- -- started this -- my guy.
Had enough that I guard and I finished -- -- as a big big key is here though you think that you could do a better job of foreign policy in the the president.
Agree -- not I don't.
I don't think there's any question about that I don't think Barack Obama was qualified to be president when he took the oath of office and I don't think things have gotten any better.
And I think that's true on economic policy as well as foreign policy but I do think internationally.
We face growing challenges I don't think the administration even wants -- have -- discuss.
And I think that say you have real grave threat for the United States going forward.
You have seen these these briefing books I assume that the president gets -- that some his top advisors get about how dangerous the -- really are on the world.
A person sees -- even if the person is rather naive as you suggest the president is.
Once he sees that faces the reality of what's in those scary books doesn't that -- them in a reality.
There doesn't appear -- -- any evidence of that let's just take Iran's nuclear weapons program I think the administration.
Filled with intelligent people as it is has to understand.
That its policy of sanctions and diplomacy is gonna fail under the most likely outcome is that -- -- get nuclear weapons.
I think their plan.
Dangerous for the United States -- for our allies and friends in the Middle East and that's just one example out of Manning.
By the way when you do become president in 2012.
You probably will be faced with a nuclear Iran won't -- what do you do that.
Now life I think it's extremely dangerous and I'm I'm not sure by that time that we won't just have a nuclear Iran will have a nuclear Saudi Arabia Egypt Turkey and others -- -- OK that's fair come play jump what are you gonna do -- Arab president Bolton.
What will you do to face that threat.
Well I think the only real option at that point -- regime change in Iran and hope that -- -- the apartheid government in South Africa fell on new government would come -- and say we renounce nuclear weapons I think that's a long shot that's why focused on trying to stop that from happening in the first place.
But you haven't nobody has I mean presumably.
If we go on the same line -- were going.
Don't you think it's a fair assumption that by 2012 -- they'll have the Bob.
I think it is that's why I think regime at that point the best possible solution is regime change and by the way were not working on that now either.
-- but there's no way you're gonna have become president -- you may not become I hate to break it to you may not become president in 2012 but there's no way you're gonna become president.
Before 2012 so.
Having become present you're going to be dealing with a nuclear ran as you mention other rogue states might also have the nuclear bomb.
What if they say look you try to do regime change here in back in in wherever and in Iran or wherever.
And were gonna -- New York what would you do that.
Now I I look I think that improves their leverage in their region and internationally it is a very very grave threat and I think given that the other governments we've discussed and maybe some others Burma around the world Venezuela will be looking at it -- The prospect because we have not taken this.
Threat seriously the prospect of grave risk to America.
Because of this proliferation is is a very real threat.
But with full respect Mr.
President you're not answering the question what do we do if Iran has the bomb.
And says if you try to do Manny fiddling with our internal politics we're gonna nuke you what do you do.
Well I think I think the because of the risk that an Iran -- prepared to say that would also be prepared to use nuclear weapons you have to look at regime change.
It's a very unhappy prospect.
Ambassador John -- always a pleasure to see John thank you very much for coming in appreciate it.
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