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Turning back to the president.
The president's agenda now being criticized from just about every part of the political spectrum.
House speaker John Boehner today finally demanding President Obama define the mission in Libya the congress and the American people.
And Mexico's former president Vicente Fox a man who seems to court often contradiction.
Attacked President Obama for turning his back on the raging border war.
While criticizing Mexican president fully -- all the wrong for engaging the drug cartels in war in the first place.
Has the Obama administration lost its way.
Hear -- talk about that question if not answered is Karl Rove the former deputy chief of staff to president George W.
-- to have you here as friends let's begin with this administration you and I are talking a week ago you said president if you -- your -- you would suggest to him not taken -- south American trip.
You were pressing -- on that issue.
Well it just was going to be bad optics is but it turned out to be even worse optics and I thought because we now know in retrospect on Tuesday night.
The president Austin it apparently made the decision to take the action that he took on Libya.
On Friday morning he informs congress did consoles and there's a difference between.
-- -- up and said this -- thinking about doing let me get your advice and counsel on it it's another thing to column into the eighteen leaders Democrat Republican column in the white house on Friday morning and say.
-- look at -- watch -- I -- get on the plane to head off for a five day vacation with my wife and children.
But you know what here's what I'm gonna do -- -- gonna -- start happening in ninety minutes in this is you know we've we've we've we've.
We've we've seen it it it was bad optics and it became even -- policy because it led the president acted sloppy fashion in the days before leaving.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich a congressman Ron Paul both using the I word.
And I'm criticism fair coming stronger I have to believe that this administration.
Certainly -- faster than this president's political advisors would have ever I imagine what do you think well personal consideration and -- you know are -- there they represent about.
100% of the caucus now committed to impeachment so -- -- -- -- up fringes but.
But there's a constant tension between.
Article one section eight of the constitution which gives congress the right.
To declare war an article two section two which declares the president's the commander in chief of the military.
And there's always been -- tension I frankly think the president had the authority to take with the action he did but.
He even worse by not consulting with congress in advance in appearing to to to take his lead from the UN authorization.
Not from consultation with congress you're saying that Karl Rove is saying this serving -- president.
And George W.
Bush you saw both congressional approval both informally and formally consultant -- -- well seeking approval as -- last UN Security Council purple now look at it in the bigger and more complex -- the military challenge you face them the greater the necessity of seeking the advice and counsel -- congress.
Is the president truly was we're gonna go in help establish a no fly zone and quickly get out.
I don't think that they give -- his -- commander in chief so you could but but but I realize this is something over which congress and the executive.
Have been fighting since the constitution.
That you -- and became dry -- the -- should've recognized that particularly since he is on the record.
And as vice president is on the record as saying the president asked -- come before the congress anytime he wants to use military force.
Now they said that when they were not in the Oval Office -- got a different attitude now but they should have acted as if they wanted to actually come.
So -- congress then Senator Biden promising that he reviews the skyward that process.
And -- that's -- Lohse was in there he wasn't he was really but it was actually was that he wasn't serious about identity.
Certainly would committee wasn't serious about a -- -- talk about a person who may or may not be serious and that -- former president Vincente fox of Mexico criticizing President Obama.
To the Mexican people and the American people along the border without war is raging northern Mexico as you know 35 more than 35000 people.
American Mexican citizens have been killed.
Well if there's a little bit of truth in what president fox is there's a lot of bad opinion in there as well he is correct -- that the administration is filled -- follow through on -- agreement forged in 2007.
And funded and July 2008 between the United States and Mexico project -- Which is based on plan Colombia that -- the Colombian government defeat the -- and begin to attack narco terrorism in this country.
The United States and Mexico for such an agreement agreed to put -- one point three billion dollars over three year period.
One point six billion dollars it throughout threes one point three billion dollars to two Mexico.
And only a fraction of -- there was a congressional hearing today I think there's 9% of the monies are spent 20% has been obligated.
And it you know and there is no interagency working group does work in this problem -- there's no standards of what constitutes success or majors that we metrics by which we can measure success it's turning into a disaster a slow moving disaster in its gonna hurt our efforts on the southern border.
To that every -- Foxx was right but a lot of what -- -- what else he said today.
Was absolutely wrong -- one of the things he said Richard I think -- deeply troubling to all Americans is that he believes that fully back home around.
The president Mexico is utterly wrong.
And to take on the drug cartel right he wants is left to the -- to the police rather than the military to be involved.
The problem that is the police particularly in northern Mexico is -- -- been compromised by being in basically bought by the by the drug cartels.
And you also are having the police -- with -- -- confronting.
In essence military you know ex military which is now staffing all these drug -- seen.
He did a bit of Karl Rove did -- very courageous thing that is in the security interest in the democratic interest of his country.
And a security interest of the United States but taken the military confront in the -- -- cartels.
It's one of the -- it's one of the most important steps to defeating narco terrorism and northern Mexico.
I mean I know no one responsible and in American government politics who has anything but admiration for -- -- -- -- having the guts to do this Karl Rove thank you for being here thanks for evolution.
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