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santa came to school and stunned young jackson by revealing his real identity. his father was deployed to kuwait for more than eight months. thank you for joining us live from mt. vernon. we appreciate it. welcome to the "journal editorial." i'm paul gigot. president-elect trump announced his pick for secretary of state. the choice of rex tillerson is met with skepticism from top senate republicans who are questioning his close ties to russian president vladimir putin amid the continuing controversy in the kremlin's role in hacking during the 2016 presidential campaign. here is south carolina senator lindsey graham on fox this week. >> it comes down to this with mr. tiller son for me, i want
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you to be briefed by what russia did in our election and what they're doing all over the world, and i want you to come forward and say whether or not you believe they interfered in our election, interfering in other democracies. if you say they're not, i will be troubled by your judgment. >> joining the panel, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, bill mchearn and mary kissell and joe rego. >> choice of rex tillerson unconventional to say the least, not a member of foreign policy establishment, a ceo. what do you think? >> by and large, i like the pick. rex tillerson is a very impressive fellow. there's a theme to what donald trump is going with people like tillerson. he's putting in positions like the secretary of state economic deal makers, not politicians and not people from the foreign policy position. trump wants our negotiation,
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whether on areas like this or trade to drop to the bottom line. that's exactly what rex tillerson did when he did that huge oil deal with vladimir putin for exxon. the question being raised is whether rex tillerson or indeed donald trump, what price are they willing to pay for whatever grand bargain mr. trump may have in mind with russia. in other words, for instance, would they allow, say, eastern europe and the baltics to be pulled into the russian sphere of influence which is something vladimir putin wants. >> that would be something -- >> that's what they should ask about. >> it's part of those countries, the baltics in particular, part of nato. >> what do you think, mary? some doubts by republicans about his ties to russia. >> i think the larger question about tillerson is can you separate what is the business interest of exxon from larger american enterists. by that i mean it's not the same thing to run a company as it is
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to run the country's foreign policy. has he thought about america's role in the world? has he thought about grand strategy? what does he think about what china is doing in the south china sea, the iran nuclear deal? would he cooperate with putin in syria? there are a lot of hard questions to ask of him. >> the russia ties are obviously an issue. so is his history as a fossil fuel executive. oil and gas, the biggest fossil fuel company in the world, a very successful one. democrats are questioning him on that almost more than russia. >> exxon endorsed the carbon tax for about a decade. in a certain way it's kind of truth in advertising. what they say is carbon is already taxed, but the tax is collected through regulation. so wouldn't it be better to have a more rational system instead of having a different price for carbon. >> good luck with that. >> of course it's a political problem because you're asking congress to give up power and
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give it to the markets. >> i'm also talking about the u.s. participation under president obama, bill, with the paris climate accord. it doesn't have a lot of teeth, that accord. nonetheless, it's a commitment to reduce carbon emissions over time. the question i would ask if i were a senator of tiller son is, you said the u.s. should stay in paris? i would worry as a conservative that tillerson is going to spend his tenure at state fleeing his past because that's where he's going to get beat up. >> all executives of oil companies are being mao maoed by the green lobby all the time and try to mole phi them. the question is was mr. tillerson sincere about that? donald trump, i believe, is called for the paris accord to be scrapped. >> he's skeptical of it for sure. >> which should, though, not only on the terms that has no enforcement mechanisms, but
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because it was an end run around the constitution. he didn't put it to the senate. >> didn't put it to the senate, ran around them deliberately. if they can get the secretary of state -- if the green lobby can get the secretary of state to support the paris accord, that would be a big victory for them. that's one of the big fights. >> i think that's exactly where they're going to press, mary. >> i think so. one other point about tillerson, paul, you already have the countries of europe moving into russia's orbit. you look at the rhetoric out of france, out of germany, what's going on in eastern europe. you need american leadership. my bigger concern about tillerson, not just the point about thinking about the strategic interest is can he lead? is he going to force donald trump to lead? trump is not a guy who has thought a lot about american foreign policy. i would have preferred to see somebody seasoned, somebody like a john bolton in that role. i think trump went with someone he felt comfortable with, another businessman, somebody who speaks the same language as
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donald trump, rather than someone who has been in the foreign policy world for a while. >> how much tillerson do you think trouble do you think he could be in? >> i don't think much. if you look at leading the world's second most valuable company. that's leadership right there. he's been endorsed by people like dick cheney. >> and condoleezza rice, james baker, bob corker, the head of the senate foreign relations committee. >> there may be some tie-ups. for a president to lose his secretary of state nominee -- >> republicans don't want to be the people who do it. dan, let me ask you about russia hacking, the accusation, that story blew up over the weekend. barack obama told national public radio he's going to respond to russia somehow, retaliate somehow, either covertly or more overtly. what do you make of this after eight years of doing nothing? >> i think that lindsey graham
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and marco rubio should raise this issue, which is that we know that we are capable of hacking their people as well. the question is will we do it in a public overt way that the whole world can see? are we going to do it in a way no one can see and the american people have to take it on faith that we're fighting back. at the moment, they don't believe we're fighting back. >> all right, thank you all. when we come back, as the world marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the soviet union, we'll talk to former russian chess champion and his advice for the incoming trump administration. [vo] quickbooks introduces jeanette.
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the world is marking the 25th anniversary of fall of the soviet union. as russia continues to assert
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its influence around the world, former world chess champion garry kasparov, chairman of the human rights organization and author of "winter is coming." garry, welcome. >> winter is definitely here. >> it is in new york city for sure. >> let's talk first about the 25th anniversary. it was such a hopeful moment in russia. you were there. what happened? >> i wrote the book about it. how come, 25 years we were hopeful, expecting bright future, and now 25 years later, we see the kgb, influencing events, in neighboring countries to russia in the middle east and even in the united states, and the free world now is in disarray and this is the result of the 25 years of lack of
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strategy as the u.s. foreign policy working like a pendulum, shooting from one side to another, especially eight years of disastrous policy of leading from behind of the current administration. >> why did russia not embrace a more democratic future like poland did and the baltics did? >> it's a very long and sad story. i think russia wasn't ready to deal with its past. and i believe the decision to declare russia as the successor of the soviet union was a big mistake. if you're a successor, one day, sooner or later, it doesn't matter, the past takes over your future. that's what happened, and somehow the mistakes that the administration made in the beginning of its reforms led
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maybe inevitably to putin, to kgb coming back to power and also, again, i don't want to blame the free world. but american administration, clinton administration had no interest in talking about long-term future, about initiating global reforms. that was a unique opportunity to change the world, change the united nations. america in '91, '92, '93 could dictate the terms and come up with a vision of the future, preparing the framework that could benefit everybody. similar to what the administration did in the '40s, by creating institutions that helped win the cold war. let's go back for a moment. do you have any doubt that putin tried to influence the u.s. election? >> no doubt. >> why would he think he could get away with that? >> he took a calculated risk.
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by the way, getting away -- it's a question of what comes. i think he knew he would be caught. so what? after obama failed to inform the red line in syria, i predicted putin could go further. i thought he would do other things, hurt american interests worldwide, but even i didn't expect he would go that far. for putin, it was a matter of not just prestige but survival. remember when obama called russia a power. that's a big mistake. putin believed at that point for him to show his strength inside russia and also worldwide, he had to do something to undermine american political -- >> the phrase regional power from putin's point of view wednesday an insult. >> exactly. and i remember in an interview with christiane amanpour on cnn,
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lab rov, blame of interference. that's a clear message. now i have to say putin looks victorious. whether trump benefited or not, putin looks like a man who could actually crack into american political system. that sends chilling message to america about friends and emboldens american enemies. >> the new trump administration, what would your advice be to the trump administration on how to respond to putin? >> i think trump should stop denying this report and dismissing cia. cia reports could be confirmed by other intelligence agencies, blaming russia, not china, not iran, russia squarely for interference in the political life, political process in other countries. i think trump should also accept the investigation.
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he should send a clear message, if putin did it -- even if trump was a beneficiary of that, trump will protect america and american interests, and also the integrity of the political process in the free world and will not let kgb to dictate the terms. >> interesting, but when you step back on policy, it looks like trump thinks he can do a big deal with putin, europe, middle east. that's what george bush thought. that's what barack obama thought, the pattern is trump -- the president does a deal with putin and he reneges on the deals over time. >> what kind of deal can putin get? you have to negotiate crimea, eat earn ukraine, that's what putin wants. he wants russia and america to talk about the future of the world, maybe bring china, the big three. this is one of the advertisements bought by russian
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lobbyists in washington. reminding people of big three in 1945. now trump, chinese leader and putin, dividing the world. this is putin's dream. i think what trump administration must do now is reenforce its commitment to nato, to quiet the panic, the panic among baltic states and poland, that the american administration will never renege on american's role as a leader in the free world. >> thank you, garry kasparov, good advice. as the electoral college gets set to meet on monday, we'll look at the last-ditch effort to convince 37 republicans to dump donald trump.
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the 538 members of the electoral college are set to meet monday to officially elect the next president. in a 240-year-old tradition that is suddenly the focus of intense interest amid an effort to convince 37 gop electorates to defect and vote against donald trump. here is the latest pitch to those republicans compliments of hollywood. >> the american people trust your voice speaks for us all. >> and you will make yourself heard through the constitutional responsibility granted to you by alexander hamilton himself. >> what is evident is that donald trump lacks more than the qualifications to be president. >> he lacks the necessary stability. >> and clearly the respect for the constitution of our great nation. >> you have the decision. >> the authority. >> and the opportunity to go down in the books as an american hero. >> who chased the course of history. >> we're back with dan henning
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ger and kate o'dell and best of the web columnist james toronto joining the panel. james, strange new solicitous from republicans from hollywood. first of all, do the electorates actually have the authority, the right to vote their conscience? >> i think they do have that authority under the constitution. what that's going to mean is almost all of them pledged to vote for donald trump are going to vote for donald trump. remember these are people chosen by the state parties to vote for the party nominee. hollywood did a video very much like the one we just saw in september saying the same things about trump. they would need to flip more than one in eight of them. they didn't flip more than one in eight voters presumably more malleable. >> do you think they'll get 37 electorates? >> no, i do not. the ap did a view, just one
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trump elector. >> he already wrote an op ed "the new york times." we knew about him. >> the state law, there are state laws that say you must vote nor the electorate. that's never been tested up to the supreme court level. i really don't know about its constitutionality. if they're not going to get 37 and trump is going to win, what's the other motivation? >> i think this is designed to fail. the entire point is to undermine the trump presidency before it starts. i think originally we were told the electoral college is an outdated institution that we must do away with immediately, but now it's apparently our last hope against a trump presidency. the point is to drum up as much support as possible for the idea it was a rigged election. >> joe, you've looked into this. they're even misreading alexander hamilton. again, strange new respect for the founders here on the american left. they usually don't go to
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originalist interpretations of the constitution. >> that's going to last until trump's first supreme court nomination. >> how are they misreading hamilton on the electoral college? >> the electors can exercise what's called discernment if they find, in an extraordinary case between the general election and when they vote something that was not known to voters and renders someone unfit for the presidency. that's a very high bar, and the framers never intended for the electors to be second-guessers to look at this denovo and elect whoever they wanted. >> otherwise the question would be why hold an election at all? let's go to the 538, it's merely some advice to the electors who are the real priesthood, who will elect the president. >> one point is the framers designed the electoral college to insulate the electors from political pressure.
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now you have the exact opposite of that where you have a coordinated, concerted lobbying campaign to browbeat and intimidate these electors into voting for somebody else. some of these gop electors have received tens of thousands of calls and e-mails besieging them to become unfaithful to the elector. >> i've gotten a lot of those in my inbox. i'm not on the electoral but on the e-mail list. how about you? >> i am, too. no reply at this point. paul, this whole thing would be a laughing stock if it weren't for the fact that john podesta said on behalf of the clinton campaign that they would support this effort. we have to understand what is going on here. they are attempting to undermine the electoral college as a part of the larger strategy to undermine the idea of federalism, the idea that, if the 50 states have anything to say either about electing
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presidents, they would prefer a national referendum or about ordering american policy. it's very telling that donald trump appointed attorney general pruitt of oklahoma as his epa commissioner when pruitt was the one suing the epa for trying to impose regulations on the state. so it's all of a piece with trying to demote the states and turn policy over to the party's intellectual elite in hollywood. >> what would be the consequence if the electors denied him 270 votes? >> unless they switch over to hillary clinton it would be to send the election to the house with the top three finishers. the house is controlled by republicans mostly from states that trump carried. it would be very likely that trump would win the election anyway. you don't expect that to happen? >> no. i think this whole effort is something like that wonderful dialogue in animal house, this situation calls for really stupid and futile gesture on somebody's part and we're just
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the guidance to do it. >> really just a lot of noise. all right. still ahead, another goldman sachs executive joining donald trump's team. what does his new top economic adviser believe and what would be his approach to growing the economy? we'll ask former trump adviser steve moore next.
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my administration will be focused on three very important words, jobs, jobs, jobs. donald trump in wisconsin tuesday promising to make jobs his top priority when he takes office in january. the president-elect continued to roll out his economic team this week announcing he'll appoint goldman sachs president gary kohn to chair the national white house economic council, joining steve min nuch chin and steve bannon. steve moore is an economist at the harris foundation, served as a senior economic adviser to the trump campaign. welcome, good to see you again. >> hi, paul. donald trump, i recall, and you may, too, ran against goldman sachs' ties to hillary clinton in the election campaign. here he is picking goldman sachs
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alumni or one current member of the goldman sachs hierarchy for his economic adviser. what do you make of that? >> it is interesting how the goldman sachs people seem to infiltrate almost every -- >> interesting word, infiltrate. >> they seem to come out smelling like a rose. i will say this, when you look at the trump cabinet so far from the perspective of free market people and conservatives, you have to give very high marks. people like andy puzer in at the labor department, elaine chow at transportation, pruitt at epa like darth vader for the environmental groups, these are top people. there was a bit of a surprise when gary kohn was named the head of the kmashl economic council. he's someone i know very little about so i can't really tell you much about his policy views or his politics because he's a bit
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of a tabular asset to a lot of us. >> that's the issue. goldman sachs, the economic team at goldman sachs, their economic advisers, that's a hot house of keynesian economics. they think government spending is the key driver of growth, down on tax cutting. they don't think regulation is a real problem. i agree with you. we looked and we couldn't find where gary kohn had a lot on the public record about where he stands on public policy. you're telling us you don't know either. what about steve mnuchin, the treasury secretary. >> i have gotten to know steve, when larry kudlow and i were working with donald trump to put the tax plan together, steve mnuchin was at the table with us every step of the way. he's a supply side -- >> he is a supply cider. >> i believe so. so he's a very smart guy.
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i think where donald trump needs to fill in the gaps at this point, paul, when you talk about his economic team, the senior economic people like gary kohn and steve mnuchin, they're not people that paul ryan or the congressional leaders know very well. they don't know much about him either. i think that trump is going to have to pick someone at his council of economic advisers, someone like larry kudlow, perhaps, who is in the mix who does have the relationships with the paul ryans and mitch mcconnells who they trust and have long relationships with, to carry the message of how to get the tax bill done, do the deregulation, the energy policy. that's the one piece of the puzzle missing right now. >> you mentioned at an event in michigan that larry kudlow was in the mix, would maybe be chosen. you say it's not settled yet, but he is in the mix. is that a real possibility,?
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>> oh, yes. i think donald trump wants him as some kind of economic spokesman for this administration. who better than larry to carry that torch. but there is going to be, paul, i sense a little bit of tug of war in this administration between the traditional republican supply side free traders and the more protectionist wing of the trump camp. i think it's important for trump to have both views at the table at the very least so he can have the argument of dealing with nafta and the asian trade deal and so on. the free trade and the more protectionist views are presented at the table. >> do you know where mnuchin and kohn stand on the trade issue? >> i don't know about kohn. mnuchin gets the importance of comparative advantage and the fact that america benefits so much from our international
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trade situation. look, i do think some parts of nafta are going to be renegotiated, something trump made a big deal about in the campaign. i think tpp, the asian trade deal is going to be renegotiated as well. but that doesn't mean it's going to be ripped up and thrown asunder. i think you'll see tougher negotiating, especially with china when it comes to the issue of trade. >> briefly, steve, do yu agree tax reform is going to be the number one priority on economics of both the trump administration and the house republicans? >> i do think so. it's between that, paul, tax reform and the repeal of obamacare. i think he can do both at the same time. i would love to see a tax bill passed and signed into law as a jobs program within the first 150 days of this administration. i think he can get it done. i think he can get it done, paul, with some democrats on board as well. we know lower tax rates for our businesses will bring a lot of capital back to the united
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harry reid delivered his farewell speech last week signaling the end of his 30-year tenure, the final 12 as democratic leader. his legacy marked by more than one bare knuckle political fight, but not more hard fought than against the nuclear west repository in his home state at yucca mountain. we're back with dan henning ter, kate bachelor o'dell, james toronto and joe racco.
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what is harry reid's main legacy? >> i think he's the most consequential democratic senator since lbj. he pushed through a very ambitious social agenda. he was ruthless in the use of political power, but unlike lbj, his league see is going to be -- most of what he did was unpopular and he made procedural changes in the senate that will make it easier to get rid of everything he passed, especially in the first years of the obama administration. >> james, the nominees in particular, he blew the filibuster away. >> except for supreme court justices. >> that's going to make it easier for donald trump to get all his nominees through. >> right. ironically the result of what schumer did in 2013 is make life miserable for the next four years -- >> you mean what reid did. >> what reid did, in 2014, to make life miserable for chuck schumer the incoming minority leader for the next four years. the minority leader of the
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senate used to be one of the most pourful positions in washington when the president was of the other party because the senate has a great deal of power to obstruct. reid took a lot of that away and set a precedent by which at some point republicans could take more of it away which will make it a lot harder for smumer to block the agenda. >> let's talk about yucca mountain. reid and obama i think, and i believe, and my report suggests, mr. president, i'll represent you and the senate, block everything and try to get as little as possible that you have to veto on your desk if you appoint people to the nuclear regulatory commission who will stop yucca mountain. what is going to happen now as we go ahead? >> recall, paul, also, that utility companies paid more than $20 billion for services that were never rendered and were eventually found in court -- for never taking the nuclear waste as agreed to.
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>> those fees were for nuclear waste at yucca mountain. >> right. rick perry will have an opportunity to look at this. if the issue is radioactive among voters in nevada, so both senators will try to stop it. it's not clear thanks to harry reid they'll have much to do about it. >> you still have to do something about nuclear waste which is building up at multiple sites around the country. it's still a problem. it's been declared a safe spot. that is the repository there is safe, not a threat to the environment. what would your recommendation be to secretary perry? >> my first recommendation is he name it the harry reid memorial nuclear waste repository in harry reid, nevada. >> not bad. but go ahead with it as well this. >> absolutely. it passed all the environmental and safety tests. >> what about the tone, harry reid was known for his
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nastiness? he said mitt romney hadn't paid his taxes, turned ot to be total fabrication. he threw it out there. i think he called president bush a loser. donald trump calls other people losers. reid and trump share some of that rhetorical excess. >> harry reid was snidely whiplash without the mustache. here is the irony of his legacy, i think he contributed in great part to donald trump becoming president. and the reason why is, as you were talking about earlier, he obstructed a lot of legislation in the sflat. he was as responsible as anyone for washington becoming into a state of gridlock and what the voters in the last election wanted was change. they wanted washington to function one way or another. harry reid was as responsible as anyone, along with barack obama, for washington turning into a place that accomplished nothing
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at least legislatively. i think that contributed in great part to donald trump becoming president. >> particularly responsible for the republicans taking back the senate in 2014 because he made sure that all those democrats couldn't make votes that differentiated themselves from president obama. he may have been one of the greatest republican senate leaders of all time. when we come back, as aleppo falls, a look at president obama's legacy in syria and what the incoming administration can and should do.
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the al assad regime is carrying out nothing short of a massacre. we have witnessed indiscrimin r
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slaughter, not accidents of war, not collateral damage, but frankly purposeful, a cynical policy of terrorizing civilians. >> secretary of state john kerry thursday addressing the unfolding catastrophe in syria as evacuations begin from the besieged city of aleppo. russian-backed syrian forces have taken hold. a defining victory for president bashar al assad in the civil war. we're back with our panel. bill, where does this leave the civil war in syria right now with assad's victory in aleppo? >> it leaves us in a very bad place. assad is firmly in power. this is not leading from behind, this is hiding from behind. we have john kerry talking about the largest humanitarian disaster in the world, admitting the red line was a problem for
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u.s. credibility. >> the red line from 2013 when president obama -- >> given just to avoid taking action. >> just to rehearse this, president obama said if assad uses chemical weapons, we will punish him. then he threatened bombing and then he said no, we're not going to do that. >> let the russians come in. you have samantha power, the woman who wrote the book on genocide, ambassador to the united nations, attacking iran, russia, having no shame. what about the administration? where have been the principled resignations, not john kerry, not samantha power. i think the ambassador to syria resigned two years ago over this. this a disaster that could have been avoided, and it's a disaster that would not have been possible in this scale without the russians. >> mary, people criticized president bush for intervening in iraq and said this is what happens when you intervene
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willy-nilly where we shouldn't be. syria is the consequence of not intervening. >> of retreat, exactly. >> of abdication. >> it is. the scale of humanitarian disaster is extraordinary, gruesome. it's a country with 23 million people, almost half a million killed, more than 12 million displaced. even with assad retaking the city of aleppo with russia and iran's help, that doesn't mean the civil war is over. you still have kurds fighting, still have sunnis fighting, and you also have the united states pushed out of the way. russia, for instance, doing this evacuation, quote, unquote, deal with turkey. we don't have to talk to the united states anymore, they just don't matter. so what's the legacy of obama in syria? it's not just this slaughter which is essentially obama's rwanda, it is the empowerment of our enemies, the abandonment of
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our allies, and it's really a signal to the rest of the world, not just to people like as sat and putin and rouhani but to the xi jinpings of the world. america has retreated and we'll let you do what you may to your population. >> it's also led to the refugee crisis in europe. refugees in that part of the world, syria in particular, also libya, but syria have flooded into europe and discombobulated that politics. i understand john kerry's fury. i think it's appropriate. and yet we basically he's admitting we have no love raj to do anything about it because we're not willing to act. >> this is discrediting of the obama foreign policy model. every presidency comes in there with an idea of how to conduct foreign policy. obamas was that he could move mountains with diplomacy. he would cite the iranian nuclear deal as an idea of diplomacy working. setting aside whether that's
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true or not, he then after establishing the red line with bashar al assad over nuclear weapons, did the deal with vladimir putin to disarm chemical weapons. what he ended up getting was assad and putin bombing aleppo back to the stone age. it was a result of the diplomacy abjectly failing under those circumstances. so we know at this point that diplomacy alone is not going to solve that problem in the middle east. >> we've got donald trump now coming in, he has talked as recently as this week about creating safe zones, bill, in syria. to do that, it would require either a deal with russia somehow or the intervention by the united states alone. >> more forces, right? >> and he doesn't want to do that. >> i think this is the challenge for donald trump. i think he's projected a policy of strength more than president obama, but i think at the same
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time he sometimes implied it's a matter of going in and bombing isis, we can do this quickly and so forth, we shouldn't go around to look to invade countries. i don't think we are looking to invade countries. but the challenge the going to be pretty broad. i'm more hopeful the people he's brought in, general mattis and so forth, pretty steely eyed about this and know where the problems are going to be. the thing about syria and the obama policy is that this tiny country has caused so much destabilization, not only for its neighbors, but europe and so far. we want to make sure that doesn't expand to the rest of the middle east. >> we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. n i give it ? that airline credit card you have... it could be better. it's time to shake things up. with the capital one venture card, you get double miles on everything you buy, not just airline purchases. seriously, think of all the things you buy.
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time now for hits and misses of the week. mary, you're first. >> i'm giving a big miss to facebook which this week said it was going to start cracking down on fake news, because i guess
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you can't trust the average facebook user to distinguish fact from fiction. i guess our social media now has to be a safe space like our college campuses. i think the more ominous sign here, paul, is some of the media organizations that facebook is pointing to as neutral arbiters aren't neutral at all. media outlets like associated press or snoeps.com or politifact, they'. >> big fat miss to the united nations for dropping wonder woman as an honorary ambassador for women and girls. it did so after a petition complained wonder woman is too white, to curvy and to underdressed. as a writer of the independent women's forum put it, they're body shaming wonder woman, the most popular comic female superhero of all time. plainly the united nations has issues with strong women.
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kate. >> this is a hit for tom wheeler, chairman of the federal communications commission. he announced he's stepping down. he has done one of the most economically destructive agencies in the obama administration. i know it's stiff competition. his legacy includes treating the internet like an 1890s railroad, as a public utility. he had been coy about whether or not he would step down when trump took office. it's great news he's stepping down. >> dan, wrap it up for us. >> a big holiday hit to america's teenagers. the big monitoring for the future survey of 50,000 high school students found elicit drug use is at its lowest level by teenagers since the early 1990s. that also includes all drugs, marijuana and alcohol. nobody quite knows what's going on here, but i do recalling there was a woman back then, nancy reagan, who said just say no. maybe it works. >> i don't know if they've included bolder and denver in that survey. maybe not.
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remember, if you have your own hit or miss, tweet it to us at jer on fnc. that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel and thanks to you for watching. i'm paul gigot. hope to see you here next week. ever since the dawn of the u.s. space program, one name has been synonymous with the true spirit of patriotism, honor and duty. legendary space pioneer astronaut john glenn epitomizes everything we believe an hair khan should be. today america bids farewell to this extraordinary man who allowed so many of us to dream big and challenge us to reach for the stars. hello everybody, and welcome to this special edition of america's news headquarters. i'm uma pemmaraju. mourners are filling the streets of columbus, ohio, remembering their state's native so

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