oval office with president bush. the polls were really awful and he said i do not believe we are this unpopular. i said, mr. president, the american people are tired. it has been war, vigilance, terrorism and they are tired of us. i said i am tired of it, too. it is time for us to go home. at that point, everybody was tired. the great powers -- as a matter of fact the great power cannot afford to be tired. vladimir putin is not tired. china is not tired. isis is not tired. the united states will have to find a way not to be tired. i have only one suggestion -- [applause] i have only one suggestion in how to signal that. it is actually just a pretty basic thing. washington is dysfunctional. that means you are not likely to get budget reform. -- to get budgets for a while. and so, signaling that the defense cuts have been contemplated by secretary hagel, that those defense cuts are just being reconsidered might send a signal to our allies and foes that america is really into the game. i do think we have sent signals that we are tired. we send signals we will not ever use military force.