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Jun 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
decade ago to the republican reaction and george bush's reaction to 9/11. we have to go out and transform this world. the discovery that the world was more hostile than we thought. the answer was transform it. what does that mean? regime change. democracy promotion. all of this aggressive stuff. now, obviously it failed in some fundamental ways and next question is what's the reaction to that. i think in obama we have a certain kind of idealism. he believes we're responsible to do something in libya and that america can reshape the world. you listen to candidates at the republican debate the other night and you had the feeling they think the world is hostile. the world is not a good place beyond america's borders and so the point is let's not get ourselves caught up and not go to libya and get out of places. it's a purely negative view of the world. >> the word isolationism springs to mind. that's got political baggage but they are pulling back in such a comprehensive way and what's gone is infusion of moral values that george bush brought to foreign policy. we had to bring free
May 3, 2011 8:00pm EDT
our interests are in that nation? >> well, you stated it exactly. look, george bush was coexisting with the taliban. they aren't very nice people. a lot of countries are run by people who aren't very nice. but we don't go around overallowing them all. we couldn't do it, it wouldn't work, it would be counterproductive. we went into afghanistan because osama bin laden, having murdered a lot of africans in the '90s then murdered a bunch of americans. and we said to the afghan government, you cannot allow this man to use your country as a base and they refused and that's why we went in. we went in to get him and he's now gotten. >> i want to get this, you're distinguishing between al qaeda and the taliban. this is a distinction that has been lost to a certain extent. >> george bush became president on january 20th, and until september 11th, we were not trying to overthrow the taliban regime. they were both a part of the same time. >> now you were privy to a lot of confidential information that you cannot share with us, but what is the best estimate you have of how many al qaeda members
May 4, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. between bin laden and george bush, muslim lives in many countries have been turned into hell. i also think with the increasing uprisings in revolutions across the middle east and north africa, young people now, muslim and nonmuslim, have a new model for change that we canny abo br about change peacefully. we don't even need to consider this neo liftic violence. i think for a majority of muslims around the world, bin laden represented a terrible distortion of our religion and many people, many, many more than those you saw in the images from pakistan, are relieved he's dead. there's a big difference between celebrating and relief. most of us -- i have to add every single major islamic group in north americas that released a statement saying we are relieved bin laden is dead, good riddance, essentially. >> do you agree not only with that -- the notion that the ideology is dead but that what we are seeing in north africa, the middle east, the revolutions that have swept that reason are they an affirmative response to bin laden, saying no, we believe in freedom, tolerance, something
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