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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
Apr 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT
george w. bush in terms of military commissions and in terms of people being held for many, many years without really recourse to what we consider a normal trial. >> peter, for both of you what is so clear when you read these wikileaks documents is that the ability to break through and actually find out who detainees are, were they in fact members of al qaeda, it is simply not there. we don't have capacity no matter how many interrogations there have been. some were relying on the fact that some had a watch, very common watch, that was given out at a certain al qaeda training facility to say here's the link. as though somehow there are 1 million people with that watch and that's the evidence we're relying on. when you see this as a lawyer and someone who has been a federal prosecutor, you look at how does it make you feel in that capacity to go forward? >> i think it shows that the original sin was setting it up in the first place. we have had wars before. we have had situations where we had dangerous people who were picked up. we had procedures. we had military tribunals and military
May 13, 2011 8:00pm EDT
-- it was 4% and 5% under george bush. it was half. there's more people. the population is growing. >> let me explain it to you. you all don't know anything about the economy. what you know is how to run it in the ditch and deregulate it and undertax it and run it in the ditch. get out of the way. let obama bring us out of it. it's what democrats do is get the country out of republicans messes. >> you just met the real james carville. that's why he wins elections. thanks for participating. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible. at&t. rethink possible. like every single american airlines flight. orbitz doesn't have them. but you'll find all 3,400 of them at every day. >>> president obama is experiencing what i've calle
Apr 13, 2011 8:00pm EDT
george bush sr., you know. >> i think you might because when you poll it nationally, raising taxes on the upper income polls 59% are for it. all you need is 50% plus 1. even independent, it's 60%. so it's only republicans votes he's not going to get anyway that he's going to lose on that. i'm with david on this one. what he did there was easy when you state it at the level of generality with which he did. >> i thought where he was specific was he had a tough critique against paul ryan and the republicans. and he was very specific on that. clearly had their argument. i think we heard the drum rolls of 2012 in the speech clearly. >> i agree. i think sort of the attack on the republican party and the ryan proposal which was about two-thirds of the speech was really powerful, it was done in a lawyerly way, piece by piece, persuasive, then it was only at the end when he began to put the numbers in his own plan on the piece of paper that it began to get a little tenuous and a little ragged frankly from my perspective. so you're right, he's better as a counterpuncher right now than making his af
Jun 22, 2011 8:00pm EDT
have to look back to barack obama in 2008. the barack obama in 2008 was telling george w. bush that he was fighting the wrong war. he was fighting the war in iraq and that in fact we had to put resources into the war in afghanistan. when you look at this in terms of barack obama himself, this is a real pivot for him. he did the counterinsurgency strategy and added 30,000 troops and he claims some degree of success. he would say great success. and now he's retrenching and adhering to his own pragmatic as we would call it obama doctrine. >> let's not lose sight of the financial cost of this war to american taxpayers. we're talking about hundreds of billions of dollars over the next few years. >> right. in the meantime back here there's talk of changes in medicare and changes in social security and just never looks good when you are telling people that you are going to get fewer government services or that their local government can't do as much as it used to do and meanwhile you're building townships and bridges and fighting a war in afghanistan that is hugely costly. that plays a par
Jun 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, raise doubts about him. look, the alternative to hamid karzai is not george washington or winston churchill. the alternative to karzai would be another afghan leader of questionable competence, stability and high ethical standards. we are not choosing the ideal leader here. >> you have hinted at the notion that a military solution to what's happening there isn't the end. there has to be more where does hamid karzai stand in terms of the civilian outreach that results in peace that can outlive the presence of guns? >> he seems to have come to terms with it. he seems to have realized that a negotiated political settlement with the taliban is inevitable. i think there was a hope that you could crush the taliban and perhaps with, i don't know, half a million troops, i doubt it. remember, the soviets were there for a long time as well. the taliban represent a large part of the community in afghanistan which make up half the population. you are talking about a large indigenous force. these are home-grown afghans. they're not going anywhere. the way civil wars end is you negotiate with t
May 9, 2011 8:00pm EDT
being part of the intellectual engine of the george bush foreign policy, and in the past few years you have been very crate cal of president obama's handling of foreign policy. and yet when i look at the two foreign policies, i see more continuity than change. so do you disagree with me about that? isn't president obama's foreign policy right now very close to president bush's? >> i think in some key respects it is. and i think that it reflects president obama coming around to accepting a number of positions that he had not only not accepted, but had pretty severely criticized when he was a senator and a presidential candidate. for example, the concept that the terrorism problem has to be dealt with as a war. and that's in some ways the most significant decision that president bush made in the hours after 9/11. and it was something that senator and candidate obama severely criticized. but now has come around to. >> if you would agree with me that president obama is following essentially the outlanes of president bush's foreign policy, then is question is it working? is it succeeding? l
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