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-- we've watched president Obama's handling of the economy very very closely.
Almost two years we've been watching how he's handling the economy we strongly questioned mr.
Obama's ability as a manager and a lead in economic terms.
That was US troops pull out of Iraq.
All that some parallels -- -- that we could draw between President Obama as an economic manager and President Obama as commander in chief.
Our next guest says yes they're also parallels.
-- Rick Fox News who also is Erica colonel Oliver North he's retired from the US Marines let me never forget to go find it kind -- -- that you Stewart I've got to ask -- -- question I'm not sure whether you as a military man can can answer -- I wonder what you give us an assessment.
-- President Obama as commander in chief.
Well let's let's have some do's and don'ts for commander in chief Steward and others things that a commander in chief should and shouldn't do first -- -- Commander in -- shouldn't deployed troops to combat.
And at the same time literally just ten lines later set a withdrawal date for those troops coming out of combat.
A good commander in chief will be able to tell you who the enemy is to find them very specifically.
A good commander in chief has a strategic vision for what he wants accomplished in other words he can state what victory is.
A good commander in chief doesn't blame his predecessor.
For the problems of -- war for example.
Dwight Eisenhower didn't blame Harry Truman for.
The Korean War it said I will end the war.
And he would do it on the terms that were established when we got into the war in 1950.
And again it when you look at the commander in chief getting out of a war you've got Richard Nixon who.
Said I won't get you -- war but it will do it on the terms that I established in other words the Vietnamese will be responsible for the outcome and finally.
You don't need a commander in chief -- apologizes.
All over the world.
For America so I only would do as to whether this one and in our viewers as to whether this commander in chief.
Doesn't doesn't do the things that the commander in chief should and shouldn't do.
I think view of lost it you should really be in the diplomatic service as opposed to the minute shouldn't have to suspend his because I was a break diplomatic ever wanted to cancel my retirement -- excellent and if I -- let's let's move on.
Who stays behind in Iraq okay we will -- -- combat forces whose left behind who's in charge what's the role.
Quite frankly it's a misstatement what he said last night that all the combat troops were out because they're not you not only have engineers and advisors and folks helping logistics.
And trying to build their air force and and keep their equipment up and make sure the troops get paid.
-- would setting up the kind of system we have for our troops.
But he also omitted the fact that we've got 5000.
US special operations troops out there I'm talking about those that carry out.
Combat missions with the Iraqis they're out there embedded with those units they go on missions -- -- they -- -- not just in training.
But they actually go on combat missions within this most of the intelligence for those operations Stewart.
Derived from US intelligence who is the new -- -- of the troops left in Iraq.
What is it that change of command today is it is -- -- it's gonna hand over.
That that the man that I don't think gets enough credit for all of this and quite frankly we should have been mentioning the president's speech last night.
Was general Ray Odierno he spent five years from the battlefield his son was grievously wounded.
And and certainly as you change this operation from.
What the president called -- and military operation to one of advising.
It's appropriate to change but Ray Odierno deserve more credit than he got last night which was.
None -- -- we we just showed some video to gentleman talking head and the general Odierno is the gentleman we you'll win that -- guys on the left on Sunday.
-- is a remarkable man you know -- as you know Stewart Marines are not want to say nice things about army guys but I'll tell you something -- enormous respect.
And admiration for what general Odierno has done he's taken that Iraqi military service and created real security for the country.
NN military force that respects their constitution.
And the human rights of the people out there you know.
Up until up until 2006.
If an Iraqi called for help.
On a cell phone or ran down to a police station they would expect brutality.
When it showed up at the door that's no longer the case and so what we need it's -- definition of victory in any war is a pro western government that comes out of it.
-- military force and security service that's.
Strong enough to defend its country from external and internal enemies.
It is our friend in that part of the world that's what general Odierno is accomplished over the course of that five long years out there.
All right colonel Oliver North always a pleasure thanks for joining us.
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