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a stimulus package to happen and it was absolutely wasted. >> you know what was wasted -- saved millions of jobs. >> we toss it now to marketta, standing by for greta tonight. see you tomorrow night. for greta tonight. >> could another debt down grade be heading our way? that's what they say according to bank of america, and the global research report says yes. i'm martha mccal em, in for greta. in the report they said the u.s. is likely to get hit again with either moody's or pitch that downgrades us this time around. and that comes afghanistan dared and pours downgraded the united states debt. dennis kneel, fox correspondent, joins us now. dennis, good to see you again. >> okay. >> does it matter if they decide to do it? >> there's a different between reality and wall street n reality this doesn't have to
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matter at all. it doesn't have to hurt at all. remember the reason that we should fear a debt down grade is because if the debt is looked at as messier and more risky, then the u.s. has to pay far higher interest rates and we will go bankrupt we can't pair our debt. they downgraded us in august and the stock market plunged from 12,000 to 10,000, and interest rates that the u.s. has to pay on treasures went down and not up. the debt was cheaper. why? because when the entire world is in a panic, the u.s., even if it was the thing that set up the panic, turns out to be the best place to go and the safest place to go. so in reality doesn't have to hurt at all. now on wall street where reality has very little to do with it, wall street could decide i'm squared again. and they have been gyrating between fear or hope or agreed all summer long. will the fear come back in? i'm hoping wall street will say this time well, the first down grade didn't hurt so we don't have to worry about the next
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one. >> yeah. i always wonder, too, with the ratings agencies, they blew it so badly in 2008, and they want to be the ones to say, you know, we are dotting our is and crossing our ts and we want to make sure everybody knows every ripple we see. and also, don't most of the people who lend us money, ie china, know what our financial situation is? they don't need moodies or fitch. >> if the merrill lynch analyst, he's not saying i talked to a source inside fitch. and he's not saying i look at the balance sheet of america and we are unable to pay our bills. all he is saying is two other rating agencies said if they can't work out a political solution we will down grade them and we don't think they will. so now a financial analyst is judging politics and that's not his area of expertise. >> that's what everybody needs to understand. the trigger is whether or not the super committee can get their act together before thanksgiving and come up with a plan that cuts 1.2 trillion from
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the u.s. budget. they are saying that is unlikely to happen. if they aren't able to pull it off, then somebody else will decide. >> usually wall street analysts looks at balance sheets, looks at cash on hand. if you look at the u.s. finances and if we go bankrupt we would be unable to meet our debt payments. last time it was $32 billion to social security, oh, my gosh, we are going to miss it. we owe half a trillion dollars of gold reserves. we cancel it when we need. it the government can raise $100 billion immediately selling off empty buildings. in the last decade we discovered $10 trillion in gas reserves underneath ohio, texas, pennsylvania and new york. we have plenty of money to pay any bills. this is all about politics. so the super committee, get your act together. >> and you made a point it's also about perception. on wall street it's about perception, how strong are we and what are we doing to actually tighten our belt. the american people are so aware
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of this, the rating agencies are aware of it, the world is aware of it. if we doan get serious about tightening the belts, everybody thinks the finishes going forward will get weaker. pretty simple, right? >> when you are in a weak economy you can't tighten your belt too much right away and choke off the possibility for extension. that's why you had obama announce a refinance program on housing. they want people to save hundreds of month on their mortgage so they can spend it. so it's a balance between running a tight house and spending down and that's the problem we have now. >> thanks. i think it's crystal clear for all of us now. >> i think it is now that we've talk about. >> thanks. good to see you, as always. so the economy, as we have just outlined for you here, is still press abysmal. which can date will be able to capitalize on the crummy economy? would that be good for any candidate? we will find out. and is america's infatuation with herman cain finished? two people say yes.
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>> the abortion blunder was kind of inexplicable. i mean, trying to -- it doesn't walk it back when you say it ought to be the person's choice, but, oh, yeah, it's also illegal. that doesn't help. but i suspect that herman cain may have peaked and may begin to decline. >> if you look at the policy there's a hint that sometimes between october 6th and october 10th, cain peaked and has begun to slide slightly since then. >> so let's talk about this tonight. christina, associate politics editor joins us. good to talk to you tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> britt hume and karl rove, they are picking up some indications happening in the policy now as well. herman cain has hit a couple bumps in the road, said a few things of that got any lot of attention and frankly have made people wonder whether or not he is ready for the job on
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pennsylvania avenue. how do you think he's holding up here? >> well, i think because he's now enter, you know, what you might call the top tier of candidates, he's getting top tier style scrutiny both from voters and, of course, from the press. i think that inevitably brings a lot more focus on books that he's written, things he's said previously, holes in his 9-9-9 tax plan and certainly scrutinizing his positions on key issues for social conservatives who do play a large part in the nominating process. that's really what is happening here. does that mean his candidacy is finished? of course not. and you have more than 70 days until the iowa caucus here. i think you are going to really see a lot of fluctuation among some of the top can days. certainly he's getting a closer look from everybody. >> indeed he is. let's talk about iowa because a lot of people have their sights set on iowa right now. it's still really a very open situation for folks in iowa. i mean herman cain is, you know, says he's getting more serious about iowa, and that he wants to
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spend more time there. romney looking at iowa and say we sort of said we didn't need iowa but maybe we can do iowa. and what about bachman? >> you mentioned a lot of people are focusing there, but don't forget rick santorum, he is essentially moving to iowa and visiting all the counties there and bachman is focusing on the conservative block. and as you mentioned, with romney, he's had the national strategy. but being the national runner he can help him as he tries to make it happen. we haven't mentioned rick perry, who really needs to win iowa if he wants to make something happen. that's not just conventional wisdom, that's very true. this is a state where it really can launch your candidacy into, you know, the stratosphere orally sink your candidacy.
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fred thompson saw that in 2008. a lot of candidates are really separated there. but another thing to point out about the iowa caucuses, they are notoriously hard to poll. voters really take their time to decide. they look at a lot of different factors, not just your ideology but also your elect ability. they are also thinking in terms of a first choice, a second choice and third choice and some cases a fourth choice. there's a lot of time before we know how it will shake out. >> that's for sure. and 90 days until we get things underway and the voting and the caucuses in iowa. rick perry, he's making some moves. he's added some people to his campaign that are opening a lot of eyes. just a week or so ago one of the the political consultants was saying rick perry needs to turn it from a texas campaign into a national campaign. the word on the streets seems to be by hiring the people he's hired, including joe alba, who was giuliani's campaign manager and bush's campaign manager in 2000 and we should also mention he was the fema director during
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katrina, i'm not sure how well that bodes with what he does the storms that might be coming his way with the rick perry campaign, what do you think about the staff changes? >> well, i think it shows a lot. that he's playing for keeps. one of the things that's important to note about rick perry is he has a lot of money in the bank. that's not just going to be spent on negative advertising at the end, bashing mit romney as he tries to sort of reclaim that front runner status for himself. i think it will also be spent on the staff that will help him have smart messaging. the people that you mentioned that he announced he brought on today, several of them had sort of worked on flat tax proposals. this is what he's releasing in the next couple days, he will have the economic plan he pushes in south carolina, which by the way is a state we haven't mentioned yet. also very important when it comes to social conservatives but also very important when you are looking at the economy and what people are planning 20 do to turn the economy around which really is the number one focus in this election. >> it sure is. kristina, thank you so much for being with us tonight.
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appreciate it. >> thanks. have a great night. >> you, too. we have florida attorney january pam bonde coming up. she filed a brief for florida and other states in the battle over the federal healthcare law. she is joining us now. pam, good to see you tonight. >> hey, martha, great to see you, too. well, he we are very excited because we had our brief, as you said, filed today. we are hopeful our brief, along with the department of justice brief, as well as the national federal of independent businesses briefs will all be in the hands. the justices this week. and within a matter of three to four weeks we will have, we will know whether the supreme court is going to take up this case. >> and that's the issue here. you know, for everybody at home who is watching this and the potential impact on the election in 2012, explained us where we are on the road to that process of figuring out whether or not, and what the timing might be pour president obama's healthcare reform plan to be in
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front of the supreme court? >> well, again, we will know within a matter of weeks whether the supreme court will take it. one of the things they look at, is this a matter of great national importance? we all know it is. i think everyone, even the president is conceding how important this is right now. so we are very hopeful that the supreme court will take it up this term. we have done everything in our power, the 26 states and the national federation of independent business, to get it to the supreme court as soon as possible so we are hopeful they will take it this term. if they do, they will hear the arguments in the spring and we will have a decision by june, 2012, martha. >> tell me a little bit about the d. o. j. and what aspects of this you agree with them on and which ones they feel should not be issues before the court? it's sort of -- there's an effort to kind of pars different pees of the healthcare bill and allow some to go before the court and others not. >> that's exactly right. there are three major pieces of
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the healthcare bill. first is the mandate. and the courts have ruled, the 11th circuit court of appeals ruled its unconstitutional, that the federal government cannot force us to purchase a product simply by being alive. they ruled in our fair on that. we are taking that up. the department of just tis grease we are taking that up. issue two is a severe ability issue. meaning does the entire healthcare act fall because the mandate has been ruled unconstitutional? well, even the federal government, they have conceded that the whole regulation with the insurance industry doesn't work without the mandate. they agreed for that issue to go up, as well. the third issue, and it's very important because there's very little case law on it, is the medicaid coercion issue. and that is the fact. let me take florida, for example. they are telling florida if you don't participate in this program, we are going to pull
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your medicaid funding. so they are basically threatening us, coercing us by pulling our medicaid funding. the did the of justice, they don't want the supreme court to hear that issue, and we do. we are hopeful they will take that issue up as well. >> all the things you point out are linked to the mandate because if you can't make it applicable that you can enforce this man date that everybody has to buy health insurance, then the issue of sort of hanging medicaid over the states heads and pull it if they doan comply also goes away, does it not? >> that's exactly right. that's exactly right. this entire issue, it goes to the core of our federalist form of government. and it can affect -- it will affect our entire -- our entire society, our entire, our government. and that's not what our founding fathers intended. >> and, you know, when you look ahead to the supreme court, and you have invested so much in this fight personally, how do you feel about the chances? what do you think is going to
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happen once it gets there? >> well, you know, we are very hopeful right now. we have the best opinion in the country. you know, you have a majority of the states saying that this is unconstitutional. you can't do this. the 11th circuit has agreed with us in a bipartisan decision. and we feel very confident that it is unconstitutional and we will prevail. i'm not going to predict the numbers. that's up to the court. but, you know, these justices are going to do the right thing and that's why we are so pleased that it will hopefully get to them this term, they will hear the case because it's in the best interests of every american to have this case resolved as soon as possible. >> boy, it's going to be something if this is before the court kind of in the same timing with the presidential election and it can go either way for the president in terms of being something that spurs him on in those final months if he has success in this or something he could really take a hit on if
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you are successful in what you are pursuing. pam bondi, it's always good to talk to you and get your update on how the fight is going. we will follow it closely, with your help. thanks, pam. >> thanks, martha. >> thanks to the attorney general there. straight ahead here. why is the president of afghanistan talking about a hypothetical war with the runs and pakistan? saying that they would side with pakistan in such a fight? the controversial comments coming up. ambassador bolten is here to weigh in on those. is the video you are about to see crack the case of baby lisa? incredible new surveillance video. i'll tell you what is so important about that shot on the right-hand side of the screen. two eyewitnesses say they saw a baby matching lisa's description the night that her parents say she disappeared from her house. we will go live to kansas city for the latest on the case. [ telephone rings ]
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we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ >> we are back and on the record tonight. afghanistan president harm my karzai making some explosive remarks about the united states this weekend. karzai said in an interview with
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the pakistani reporter, quote, god forbid if a war breaks between pakistan and america, we will side with pakistan. afghanistan would stand with you. afghanistan is your brother, he said. but now his office is saying the media misinterpreted karzai's remarks. i am joined by former u.s. ambassador to the un, john bolten. he's already chuckling. why the chuckles? >> this statement is obviously outrageous, and a whole lot of u.s. officials from the secretary of state from the u.s. down ought to be conversations with president karzai to express that. back in the day an american politician could say one thing in the northeast, another thing in the south and then in the west and get it away with it. that doesn't happened to that within 24 hours inconsistencies are being point the out.
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other cultures they aren't used to. but they are speaking to some pakistani radio station and you get found out you say i was quoted out of context or you have the interpretation wrong. unfortunately he got caught in due policety and double dealing. he needs to be called out for it very severely in private. >> you know, sort of aside from the fundamental discussions that you and i are going to have in a moment about our relationship with pakistan and afghanistan, what about karzai as an individual? this isn't the first time we've heard this from him, and he's sort of had to be brought into line in some ways in terms of our. >> he can say one thing to one person and the opposite to another and believe he can get
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away with it. it's one reason why we, the united states, are not going to reform afghanistan, its culture or its government in our lifetime and that shouldn't be our objective. we shouldn't think we are going to fundamentally change the country. but even more importantly, to understand, we aren't there to benefit hamid karzai. a lot of people say how can he be so ungrateful after all the help we've given him. it's true we've benefited him and the afghan people but this is a fundamental political point. we are there to protect america's interests. as an incident of that we may benefit the afghans but we aren't there to make them a better people or a happier place to live, we are there to advance our own interests and that's why president karzai needs to have his hat handed to him. >> in that point, in temperatures of the u.s. interest and being in afghanistan, the interest is to eradicate the taliban, to make them unable to operate out of that area. and one of the main problems we've had with that, of course,
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is the network over the border into pakistan and the whole idea with hillary clinton's trip or one of the central ideas of the secretary of state was to have a tough talk basically with pakistan and show an alliance between afghanistan and the united states that says, look, you know, you are going to have to crackdown on this network because we are never going to get anywhere in afghanistan if we can solve this problem. >> and the reason that there are american attacks inside the territory of pakistan is against the hikani network, against the people who are trying to overthrow hamid karzai. so the due policety here is really quite breathtaking and equally so when you realize a couple weeks ago karzai was in new delhi making an agreement with india to have a major indian aid program inside afghanistan which drives the pakistanis crazy. this culture of saying one thing
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to one side and another thing to another side and a third thing to the third side and think ag you can get away with it is revealed here in its full splendor. but it should bring us back to the fundamentals. we are there to destroy al-qaeda and the taliban and make sure they don't take over again. the kind of government afghanistan has is a factor in that, but our making a nice, sweet, pretty, representative government in afghanistan with hamid karzai present is not our objective. our objective is to destroy al-qaeda and the taliban. >> our state department came out and said, look, let's take the temperature down on this a bit. this is a hypothetical. we aren't about to go to war with pakistan or against pakistan, rather, so there's no question whose side afghanistan would be on in this issue. do you like the way they handled that? is that the way to go? >> i think it's right to cool the rhetoric down in public. i think that's probably correct,
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although i must say you have to great your teeth when you say that. and i do think there should be some hard conversations in private because this kind of comment by karzai undercuts support for the war in afghanistan. we've already got enough problems because president obama doesn't explain it to the american people, doesn't relate it to our own security. he's really more eager to withdraw than he says publicly. he's delighted he's now going to be able to withdraw from iraq by the end of the year. he would be more delighted if he could do the same in afghanistan. so karst is sort of sticking his thumb in our eye, does not help what is already a difficult political situation here in the united states. >> it's certainly difficult for the families of our military who have shed blood in his country, and that is another important element to all of this. >> absolutely. >> thank you. always good to talk to you. >> thank you. good night. >> come up, about president obama just give iran a present on a silver platter?
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donald trump says yes. he will tell you exactly what that is. but first you will see brand new surveillance video in the case of the missing baby lisa. who is the person in the back of that video walking along that road, and could this be a huge clue in this case? that's coming up. stay tuned. we will be right back. [ male announcer ] ntgomery and abigail haggins had a tree that borthe most rare and magical fruit, which provided for their every financial need. [ thunder rumbling ] [ thunder crashing ] and then, in one blinding blink of an eye, their tree had gen its last. butith their raymond james finanal advisor, they had prepared for even the unthinkable.
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>> the big question in this case now is was baby lisa irwin kidnapped? it has been exactly three weeks now since her mother says she last saw her when she put her down for the night to sleep. now two people have come forward saying that they saw a man in the middle of the night carrying a baby that was clad in nothing but a diaper, walking through their neighborhood on that night of lisa's disappearance. it's a very strange story. here is a look at the video that has surfaced. it's a person you can see it's spot shadowed in the back of this shot here. walking along. difficult to see the person or frankly to see them carrying a child. this was taken the night of her disappearance. some people say it could back up what these two separate witnesses are claiming they saw in two separate places. eric joins me now, a reporter for fox affiliate wdaf and he joins us on the phone tonight. welcome. >> thanks, martha. >> talk to me a little bit about
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this. this is a surveillance tape. there are so many questions i have about this. tell us about the witnesses first. >> the witnesses, the first couple that came to light were really the first morning that lisa disappeared. a woman came down and told investigators that she saw a male, 5'7", 5'8", carrying a baby that appeared to be wearing nothing but a diaper. that was early on in the investigation and police said that they looked into it, but didn't have a good enough description to really put anything out. so they didn't necessarily dismiss it, but it kind of stopped right there. and then fast forward to just a few days ago another man said he was on his motorcycle about 4:00 in the morning several hours after the first people had seen the man and now we have two different people saying pretty much the same thing. and geography-wise they aren't too far from one another. >> a few miles apart, as in it. and very much also in the time frame during which she
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disappeared, right? >> the initial time frame bat 10:30 to 4:00 a.m. we know that's been backed up to about 6:30 to 4:00 a.m. the first sighting is 6:15. the surveillance was 2:30-ish, and the last person coming forward said it was about 4:00. and it fits in the same quadrant. the fbi has been searching for the last three weeks now. >> it's a valley interesting involvement in all of this. you know, a couple other things that come up here. there was also a fire, a large fire in a dumpster that was reported. and you tie that together with the fact that the police apparently showed lisa's parents burned clothing, and then you've got this baby that people are reported seeing wearing only a diaper. >> yeah, it really is strange. that fire came out at 2:27. i know that because we heard the fbi was searching a nearby dump where the trash is dumped and we
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kind of back tracked it to an address and a trash can fire that came out and it turns out it was only a few blocks away from the irwin home where the dumpster caught on fire. we know police searched it the first day and then for some reason they want the to go back and look at the contents again but they had to go to a dump across the state line in kansas to go ahead and could that. what they found, they won't tell us anything. the first time we heard about burnt clothing is when lisa irwin's folks and her attorney started talking about the investigators being too hard on them, and threw that stuff out as things they were being shown. >> very interesting. then we have this hit from the cadaver dog and we don't know more about that at this point, do we? >> we know that everybody has their own expertise and their own expert witnesses, if you will, and some people say a dog can hit on a decomposing cells from a corpse for 28 years and some say it starts as early as 10 minutes.
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it's a wide range of scope on whether or not the dog hit on a dirty type per or what used to be a person. >> thank you very much, eric. great report tonight. we will stay on top of it with your help. we appreciate it. eric burke joining us tonight. here's a look at what's coming up after this show on the o'reilly factor. >> martha, senator marco rubio answers the washington post personal attack on him. and rick perry goes after herman cain on abortion coming up on the factor. >> you can watch it tonight at 11:00 p.m. eastern time. and an inside look at israeli prime minister sharone. his son takes us inside. and what was the prime minister's soft spot? [ male announcer ] drinking a smoothie with no vegetable nutrition? ♪ [ gong ] strawberry banana! [ male announcer ] for a smoothie with real fruit
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>> from america's news headquarters, i'm ainsley earhardt.
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reports say muammar al-qaddafi will be buried sometime tuesday in the libyan desert. the bodies of the former dictator and his son were removed from a commercial food freezer where they were on dpis play for four days. masses of libyans viewed the bodies, many taking pictures from their cell phones. qaddafi died of gunshot wounds last week. two teenagers are in custody, accused of shooting a fellow student in fayetteville. the victim is in stable condition with a bullet wound in her neck. no one else was injured. investigators believe the girl was targeted by the two suspects, but the motive is unknown. police arrested the pair after a 22-caliber rifle was found in the school. i'm ainsley earhardt. now back to "on the record." for all of your headlines, go to our web site, foxnews.com. >> right now you get a
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fascinating inside look at what it is like to lead israel. a behind the scene view of ariel sharon, who served as prime minister of israel from 2001 to 2006, when he suffered a vehicle, a stroke from which he is still recovering. his youngest son wrote the book sharon, life of a leader. and he spoke to greta about it. >> thank you for joining us, todd. >> good evening. >> i'm excited to be here. >> i want to tell you, i very much enjoyed reading this peak peak -- this book about your father. i got a really good idea i think of the man your father is. >> sharon, the life of a leader, is a unique story of my father, ariel sharon. it tells the personal, less-no one side of my father, as i am, i would say, the most closest person to my father.
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and this book shows it come from the most intimate point of view that you can get. and i found it a beauty to share the stories that i was exposed to, for instance, our endless drives in the farm while i'm driving and he's sitting and we were driving among the sheep and the cows. my father had always a very hard time parting with animals, even if they were not productive any more. i said dad, if it were up to you, we would open an old age home for could yous and sheep who does not give milk, and he would say oh, just give them another chance. >> but i find it interesting, it's the life of a leader title, but in one part i thought it should be the life of a patriot, whether you agree or not. because his whole life was israel. and i think that an american reading this book understand
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what it's like to live under the threat of terrorism day in and day out, and attempt to take responsibility for your people. and it's not something that we've been typically accustomed to until 9/11 ourselves. >> my father will always be known as a historical leader that defended the israelis. but i show also the unknown part of him being warm and loving family man. his great sense of humor. but you are absolutely right, he was known all over the world for those qualities that you mentioned. for instance, prime minister blair told me in march, 2010, i had a huge respect for your father. he was a courageous visionary leader. so i agree with you. >> you know it was like he -- i think i got the sense that he truly cared, even with such a controversial topic, he was considered father of the settlements but then in about
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2005 i think he looked at, at least that's how i read your book, he decide it had wasn't working and decided to remove the settlements. and that was someone who was trying desperately to find a solution to the difficulty that no one has been able to solve. >> that's right. he worked very hard for peace. when he reached the conclusion that this was the right action, the right act to do, he acted like a leader. he took a decision and executed it. i see no other leaders in those days or now that could have taken that decision and executed it. but this reminds me that he always wanted peace with the arabs. and the arab leaders knew that, as well. for instance, on december, 2004, the egyptian president said sharon is the only hope for peace. so he was fighting terror, but he was fighting for peace, as well. >> and then there's -- the book starts with enormous sadness.
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his ten-year-old son, your brother, died. there seems to be a lot of pain coming throughout the book. >> as i told you, i take the personal side of the most important for me. the personal part of the book is the most important, and no doubt this event is the most effective event on our family, on our home. but you see how he managed to overcome the difficulties and even my mother's death years later and still achieve his goals. >> looking at the world now, if he were in a leadership position, i know he's gravely ill right now, what do you think he would be thinking about sort of the arab spring, the developments that are going on around the middle east, and now there is no longer the egyptian
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president. so much happened in the last six or eight months, what do you think he would be saying about that? >> the spring symbolize blossom and renewal. i'm not sure this is what we are going to see because unfortunately it is going to be the same or worse. and that makes israel -- we have to be very careful regarding what do we give and to whom. because as tony blair told me in that meeting, your father led the israeli approach toward peace. meaning in blair's words, the tough road for peace. you cannot trust your counter side words. he will be detected only by his actions. >> and i didn't know this, you seemed pretty close to president bush 43. one reference when he was at crawford and president bush 43 was waiting on him, serving him tea, getting him cookies and driving him around in the truck.
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>> on that visit my father discovered a very interesting thing. he found out that the prime minister of that tiny little country, israel, has more cars than the president of the usa. >> very interesting. there's one particular part of the book that i know all americans when they read it, and you wrote it, it says israel grieved as though the attack, referring to 9/11, had taken place on its own soil. and i think that says so much about our countries relationships that, you know, we are so very close and the fact that you grieve so much for us. and i think we finally got a little bit of an idea what life is like for you. >> no doubt that the relation between -- the relationship with the usa are the most important relation regarding israel foreign relation, no doubt about that. and the connection goes way back, and the base of it is the
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mutual values of freedom and justice and, of course, the war against fundamental islamic terror that we share. >> i only wish that your father were -- that your father would have been able to see it, and i hope you and i see it in our own life time, peace in your country so that things will be much nicer because even tracking the book, and it's day in and day out, and so many israelis devote their lives to figure out a solution or try to protect people. it's kind of a lousy way to live. it should be better. >> we hope for better lives. we visit my father each and every day. we haven't missed one day. it's nearly six years now. and i'm very happy to see him because we love him. we miss him. we miss his presence at home. we miss his sense of humor.
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but we expect for the best. >> it's sort of interesting. we see him as having been a world leader, a leader of a country, and you see him as a son going through many of the things that we all do with our own parents, where we take care of them and we have our own personal moment. it's so very different than what the public sees. >> well, you know, the beginning and the end is my father. and that's how i see him. >> very interesting book on ariel sharon's life from the eyes of his son. breaking news. there is a newor >> there is a new report that the nba plans to cancel two more weeks of their season, after the pleatest round of the talks broke off. lots of hanging heads in the studio that. announcement will come out on tuesday. the first two weeks of the basketball season, of course, have already been cancelled. stay tuned for more on that. and donald trump is at it again, and this is a quote, man, we are
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>> you see the top stories tonight but here is the best of the rest. donald trump has something to say about president obama's announcement that the u.s. will
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withdraw all troops in iraq by the end of the year. >> well, it's happening just as i said it would. iraq is becoming very, very, very close to iran. iran will end up taking over iraq. they are all happy that the united states has been forced to leave. our negotiators don't know what they are doing. our president has no clue. we are going to be leaving iraq, we are going to be giving, handing on a silver platter, the second-largest oil reserves in the world to iran. now i've been saying this for two years, three years. you go back and check. nobody else has said it but donald trump. i turn out to be right. they are going to be giving iraq and the second-largest oil reserves in the world to iran. and, man, we are really, really being led by stupid people. >> there you have it from the donald. can you imagine staying under water for three days? well this man has been dreaming
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