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>>>ACROSS THE WORLD TONIGHT>>>ACROSS THE WORLD TONIGHT ABOUT WHAT THE UNITED STATES ABOUT WHAT THE UNITED STATES MIGHT DO TO RESPOND TO THIS MIGHT DO TO RESPOND TO THIS MAJOR ATTACK IN SAUDI ARABIA, MAJOR ATTACK IN SAUDI ARABIA, AND IN A MOMENT WE’LL TURN TO A AND IN A MOMENT WE’LL TURN TO A VERY SPECIAL EXPERT ON THIS VERY SPECIAL EXPERT ON THIS TOPIC, PRESIDENT OBAMA’S U.N. TOPIC, PRESIDENT OBAMA’S U.N. AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA POWER, WHO AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA POWER, WHO ALSO SERVED IN THE NATIONAL ALSO SERVED IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL. SECURITY COUNCIL. AND ALL OF IT RAN PRETTY AND ALL OF IT RAN PRETTY DIFFERENTLY UNDER THE PRIOR DIFFERENTLY UNDER THE PRIOR ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. TODAY OFTEN FORCED TO MAKE TODAY OFTEN FORCED TO MAKE POLICY ON THE FLY IN RESPONSE TO POLICY ON THE FLY IN RESPONSE TO TWEETS, LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TWEETS, LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY THAT THE U.S. ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY THAT THE U.S. IS, QUOTE, LOCKED AND LOADED FOR IS, QUOTE, LOCKED AND LOADED FOR A STRIKE, AND HE SAYS IT’S, A STRIKE, AND HE SAYS IT’S, QUOTE, LOOKING LIKE IRAN IS QUOTE, LOOKING LIKE IRAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HITTING ONE OF RESPONSIBLE FOR HITTING ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST OIL THE WORLD’S BIGGEST OIL FACILITIES IN SAUDI ARABIA. FACILITIES IN SAUDI ARABIA. U.S. INTEL CONFIRMS THE ATTACK U.S. INTEL CONFIRMS THE ATTACK WAS BELIEVED TO BE LAUNCHED FROM WAS BELIEVED TO BE LAUNCHED FROM IRAN. IRAN. IRAN STILL DENY NICE IRAN STILL DENY NICE INVOLVEMENT. INVOLVEMENT. HOW DO YOU MAKE POLICY WITH HOW DO YOU MAKE POLICY WITH IMPERFECT INFORMATION? IMPERFECT INFORMATION? WHEN MUST AMERICA ACT TO SAVE WHEN MUST AMERICA ACT TO SAVE LIVES AND TRY TO PREVENT THE LIVES AND TRY TO PREVENT THE NEXT ATROCITY WITHOUT MAKING NEXT ATROCITY WITHOUT MAKING THINGS WORSE? THINGS WORSE? LONG BEFORE SAMANTHA POWER WAS LONG BEFORE SAMANTHA POWER WAS TACKLING THOSE ISSUES IN THE TACKLING THOSE ISSUES IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, I WANT TO OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE CONTEXT. GIVE YOU THE CONTEXT. SHE WAS ACTUALLY EXPLORING AND SHE WAS ACTUALLY EXPLORING AND REPORTING FROM BOSNIA AS A REPORTING FROM BOSNIA AS A FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT AND FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT AND CHARTING THE FAILURE OF CHARTING THE FAILURE OF GOVERNMENTS TO PREVENT GENOCIDE GOVERNMENTS TO PREVENT GENOCIDE IN HER PULITZER PRIZE WINNING IN HER PULITZER PRIZE WINNING BOOK “THE PROBLEM FROM HELL.” BOOK “THE PROBLEM FROM HELL.” IT WAS THAT WORK THAT DREW HER IT WAS THAT WORK THAT DREW HER INTO OBAMA’S ORBIT ORIGINALLY, INTO OBAMA’S ORBIT ORIGINALLY, AND SHE MADE THE JOURNEY FROM AND SHE MADE THE JOURNEY FROM IDEALIST ON THE OUTSIDE TO IDEALIST ON THE OUTSIDE TO PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE INSIDE, PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE INSIDE, TAKING UP THE POST OF AMERICA’S TAKING UP THE POST OF AMERICA’S TOP DIPLOMAT AT THE U.N. THAT IS TOP DIPLOMAT AT THE U.N. THAT IS OF COURSE SOME OF THE GREAT OF COURSE SOME OF THE GREAT FOREIGN POLICY PERFORMANCES IN FOREIGN POLICY PERFORMANCES IN OUR POST WAR ERA, FROM FIDEL OUR POST WAR ERA, FROM FIDEL CASTRO’S FOUR-HOUR SPEECH IN CASTRO’S FOUR-HOUR SPEECH IN 1960 TO COLIN POWELL’S MISSED 1960 TO COLIN POWELL’S MISSED WILLING CASE FOR STARTING THE WILLING CASE FOR STARTING THE WAR IN 2003, AND YOU KNOW, WHO WAR IN 2003, AND YOU KNOW, WHO THE PRESIDENT SENDS TO THE U.N. THE PRESIDENT SENDS TO THE U.N. CAN ACTUALLY REVEAL THEIR WHOLE CAN ACTUALLY REVEAL THEIR WHOLE POLICY TOWARDS THE WORLD. POLICY TOWARDS THE WORLD. CONSIDER A CONTROVERSIAL CONSIDER A CONTROVERSIAL DIPLOMAT WHO YOU KNOW BECAUSE HE DIPLOMAT WHO YOU KNOW BECAUSE HE JUST LEFT THE TRUMP JUST LEFT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, JOHN BOLTON. ADMINISTRATION, JOHN BOLTON. HE WAS ACTUALLY PRESIDENT GEORGE HE WAS ACTUALLY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH’S RESET APPOINTMENT TO W. BUSH’S RESET APPOINTMENT TO THE U.N. THE U.N. QUITE A CONTRAST. QUITE A CONTRAST.>>THERE IS NO UNITED NATIONS.>>THERE IS NO UNITED NATIONS. THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT OCCASIONALLY CAN COMMUNITY THAT OCCASIONALLY CAN BE LED BY THE ONLY REAL POWER BE LED BY THE ONLY REAL POWER LEFT IN THE WORLD, AND THAT’S LEFT IN THE WORLD, AND THAT’S THE UNITED STATES WHEN IT SUITS THE UNITED STATES WHEN IT SUITS OUR INTERESTS AND WHEN WE CAN OUR INTERESTS AND WHEN WE CAN GET OTHERS TO GO ALONG. GET OTHERS TO GO ALONG.>>MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE>>MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE ENGAGEMENT OF WOMEN IN PEACE AND ENGAGEMENT OF WOMEN IN PEACE AND SECURITY DOES NOT REFLECT A SECURITY DOES NOT REFLECT A DESIRE FOR DISENGAGEMENT FOR DESIRE FOR DISENGAGEMENT FOR MEN. MEN. THE PRINCIPLE THAT GUIDES US IS THE PRINCIPLE THAT GUIDES US IS RESPECT AND DIGNITY FOR ALL. RESPECT AND DIGNITY FOR ALL. ALL MUST HELP TO CREATE PEACE. ALL MUST HELP TO CREATE PEACE.>>WE’LL HEAR FROM OUR EXPERT,>>WE’LL HEAR FROM OUR EXPERT, OUR NEXT GUEST MAKING HER DEBUT OUR NEXT GUEST MAKING HER DEBUT ON “THE BEAT,” SAMANTHA POWER. ON “THE BEAT,” SAMANTHA POWER. THE NEW BOOK IS “THE EDUCATION THE NEW BOOK IS “THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST.” OF AN IDEALIST.” THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>GREAT TO BE HERE.>>GREAT TO BE HERE.>>LET’S START WITH THE BOOK,>>LET’S START WITH THE BOOK, AND THEN WE CAN GET TO IRAN AND AND THEN WE CAN GET TO IRAN AND ALL THE OTHER TRUMP STUFF. ALL THE OTHER TRUMP STUFF. YOU DETAIL A CERTAIN APPROACH TO YOU DETAIL A CERTAIN APPROACH TO THESE OFTEN LIFE-AND-DEATH THESE OFTEN LIFE-AND-DEATH QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS. THE WAY YOU DETAIL IT IS YOUR THE WAY YOU DETAIL IT IS YOUR JOURNEY AND WHAT YOU LEARNED, JOURNEY AND WHAT YOU LEARNED, BUT ALSO FOLLOWING THE LOAD OF BUT ALSO FOLLOWING THE LOAD OF THIS PRESIDENT. THIS PRESIDENT. SO READING BRIEFLY FROM YOUR SO READING BRIEFLY FROM YOUR BOOK, YOU SAY “OBAMA AT TIMES BOOK, YOU SAY “OBAMA AT TIMES WOULD SEEM RESTLESS AND WOULD SEEM RESTLESS AND UNSATISFIED AS HE HEARD FROM HIS UNSATISFIED AS HE HEARD FROM HIS KEY ADVISERS, BUT HE ALSO GAVE KEY ADVISERS, BUT HE ALSO GAVE LITTLE HINT OF THE COURSE OF LITTLE HINT OF THE COURSE OF ACTION HE FAVORED. ACTION HE FAVORED. IF HE LAID OUT HIS THINKING, IF HE LAID OUT HIS THINKING, THOSE WHO DISAGREED MIGHT THOSE WHO DISAGREED MIGHT SILENCE THEMSELVES OR WHAT HE SILENCE THEMSELVES OR WHAT HE SAID COULD ALSO LAND IN THE SAID COULD ALSO LAND IN THE PRESS. PRESS. WHAT WAS IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT? WHAT WAS IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT?>>WELL, PRESIDENT OBAMA>>WELL, PRESIDENT OBAMA FAMOUSLY SAID HE WANTED TO FAMOUSLY SAID HE WANTED TO CREATE A KIND OF TEAM OF RIVALS, CREATE A KIND OF TEAM OF RIVALS, AND INITIALLY THAT MEANT AND INITIALLY THAT MEANT BRINGING HIS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BRINGING HIS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY OPPONENT HILLARY CLINTON INTO OPPONENT HILLARY CLINTON INTO THE CABINET, BUT THROUGHOUT HIS THE CABINET, BUT THROUGHOUT HIS PRESIDENCY, IT MEANT ENSURING PRESIDENCY, IT MEANT ENSURING THAT HE HEARD THE FULL RANGE OF THAT HE HEARD THE FULL RANGE OF VIEWPOINTS FROM PEOPLE WHO VIEWPOINTS FROM PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND WORKED ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOR INSTANCE, ONE OF THE STORIES FOR INSTANCE, ONE OF THE STORIES I TELL IN THE BOOK, IF I CAME I TELL IN THE BOOK, IF I CAME INTO A MEETING AND I WAS ON THE INTO A MEETING AND I WAS ON THE BACK BENCH IN THE FIRST FOUR BACK BENCH IN THE FIRST FOUR YEARS AS HIS HUMAN RIGHTS YEARS AS HIS HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISER, I WOULD THINK THAT I ADVISER, I WOULD THINK THAT I WAS BEARING A POKER FACE AND NOT WAS BEARING A POKER FACE AND NOT INDICATING ONE VIEW OR ANOTHER INDICATING ONE VIEW OR ANOTHER GIVEN I WASN’T AT THE TABLE. GIVEN I WASN’T AT THE TABLE. AND HE’D SAY I SEE SAMANTHA AND HE’D SAY I SEE SAMANTHA FROWNING OVER THERE. FROWNING OVER THERE. WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? WELCOMING SOMETHING THAT WAS WELCOMING SOMETHING THAT WAS CRITICAL OF WHAT WAS BEING SAID CRITICAL OF WHAT WAS BEING SAID IN ORDER TO FORCE SOMEBODY ELSE IN ORDER TO FORCE SOMEBODY ELSE TO RESPOND TO THAT IN ORDER TO TO RESPOND TO THAT IN ORDER TO TRY TO LAND IN THE BEST PLACE, TRY TO LAND IN THE BEST PLACE, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. AND GOD KNOWS, THE PRESIDENT AND GOD KNOWS, THE PRESIDENT BACK THEN WAS CONSIDERING ALL BACK THEN WAS CONSIDERING ALL THINGS. THINGS. SO AND THEN OF COURSE HE DIDN’T SO AND THEN OF COURSE HE DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE POLICY OR ANNOUNCE WANT TO MAKE POLICY OR ANNOUNCE POLICY PUBLICLY UNTIL WE BROUGHT POLICY PUBLICLY UNTIL WE BROUGHT OUR ALLIES ON BOARD, UNTIL WE OUR ALLIES ON BOARD, UNTIL WE BUILT COALITIONS THAT WOULD BUILT COALITIONS THAT WOULD ENABLE US NEVER TO BE GOING ENABLE US NEVER TO BE GOING ALONE, BUT TO BEING IN THE BEST ALONE, BUT TO BEING IN THE BEST POSITION WE COULD BE TO SUCCEED. POSITION WE COULD BE TO SUCCEED.>>YOU FOCUS A LOT ON THE ROLE>>YOU FOCUS A LOT ON THE ROLE OF IDEALISM. OF IDEALISM. THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF CRITICISMS OF OBVIOUSLY AMERICAN CRITICISMS OF OBVIOUSLY AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THE FOREIGN POLICY AND THE PROJECTION OF POWER, ALL THE PROJECTION OF POWER, ALL THE HYPOCRISIES. HYPOCRISIES. AND YET YOU SEEM TO WRITE ABOUT AND YET YOU SEEM TO WRITE ABOUT A TIME WHEN IT WAS AT LEAST A TIME WHEN IT WAS AT LEAST UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE WAS VALUE UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE WAS VALUE IN REACHING FOR IDEALISM, EVEN IN REACHING FOR IDEALISM, EVEN WHEN WE DO FALL SHORT. WHEN WE DO FALL SHORT. AND SO WITH THAT IN MIND, WE PUT AND SO WITH THAT IN MIND, WE PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE BIT OF RECENT TOGETHER A LITTLE BIT OF RECENT PRESIDENTS TALKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS TALKING ABOUT THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ON THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ON THE GLOBAL STAGE. GLOBAL STAGE. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>AMERICA COUNTS MILLIONS OF>>AMERICA COUNTS MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS AMONGST OUR CITIZENS. MUSLIMS AMONGST OUR CITIZENS. AND MUSLIMS MAKE AN INCREDIBLY AND MUSLIMS MAKE AN INCREDIBLY VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>I’VE COME HERE TO SEEK A NEW>>I’VE COME HERE TO SEEK A NEW BEGINNING BETWEEN THE UNITED BEGINNING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MUSLIMS AROUND THE STATES AND MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD. ONE BASED ON MUTUAL INTERESTS ONE BASED ON MUTUAL INTERESTS AND MUTUAL RESPECT. AND MUTUAL RESPECT.>>HOW IMPORTANT WAS THAT>>HOW IMPORTANT WAS THAT MESSAGING AND THAT LEADERSHIP IN MESSAGING AND THAT LEADERSHIP IN YOUR WORK AND WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR WORK AND WHERE DO YOU SEE IT LACKING IN TODAY’S IT LACKING IN TODAY’S ADMINISTRATION? ADMINISTRATION?>>WHERE TO START?>>WHERE TO START? I THINK YOU START TRYING TO I THINK YOU START TRYING TO BUILD ELECTRICITY PARTLY FOR ITS BUILD ELECTRICITY PARTLY FOR ITS OWN SAKE. OWN SAKE. IT’S JUST GENERALLY A GOOD IDEA IT’S JUST GENERALLY A GOOD IDEA TO BE TRUSTED IN THE WORLD, TO TO BE TRUSTED IN THE WORLD, TO HAVE THE RESPECT OF OTHER HAVE THE RESPECT OF OTHER PEOPLE, TO NOT BE ALIENATING PEOPLE, TO NOT BE ALIENATING PEOPLE, WHICH CAN EVEN BE A PEOPLE, WHICH CAN EVEN BE A SOURCE OF RADICALIZATION IN SOME SOURCE OF RADICALIZATION IN SOME QUARTERS. QUARTERS. BUT TRUST IS ALSO MONEY IN THE BUT TRUST IS ALSO MONEY IN THE BANK. BANK. IT’S WHEN YOU THEN GO TO BUILD A IT’S WHEN YOU THEN GO TO BUILD A COALITION TO END THE EBOLA COALITION TO END THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC, AS OBAMA DID BACK IN EPIDEMIC, AS OBAMA DID BACK IN 2014-2015. 2014-2015. THERE ARE COUNTRIES WILLING TO THERE ARE COUNTRIES WILLING TO TAKE YOUR CALL, BELIEVE YOUR TAKE YOUR CALL, BELIEVE YOUR EVIDENCE BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT EVIDENCE BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT LYING TO THE WORLD AND TO THE LYING TO THE WORLD AND TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AS OUR CURRENT AMERICAN PEOPLE, AS OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT DOES, AND THAT’S WHAT PRESIDENT DOES, AND THAT’S WHAT ENABLES YOU TO GO TO CHINA IN ENABLES YOU TO GO TO CHINA IN ADVANCE OF THE PARIS CLIMATE ADVANCE OF THE PARIS CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS IN ORDER TO GET NEGOTIATIONS IN ORDER TO GET CHINA TO COMMIT TO DOING CHINA TO COMMIT TO DOING SOMETHING IT HAD NO INTENTION OF SOMETHING IT HAD NO INTENTION OF DOING, BECAUSE CHINA FEELS WE DOING, BECAUSE CHINA FEELS WE GOT TO DEVELOP. GOT TO DEVELOP. WE GOT TO INDUSTRIALIZE, AND WE WE GOT TO INDUSTRIALIZE, AND WE TURN AROUND AND SAY HEY YOU GOT TURN AROUND AND SAY HEY YOU GOT TO STOP HALFWAY AND DO IT OUR TO STOP HALFWAY AND DO IT OUR WAY BECAUSE NOW WE DECIDED THE WAY BECAUSE NOW WE DECIDED THE PLANET MATTERS. PLANET MATTERS. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE BUILT UP THAT BUT WHEN YOU HAVE BUILT UP THAT POLITICAL CAPITAL, IT MAKES IT POLITICAL CAPITAL, IT MAKES IT MUCH EASIER TO BUILD COALITIONS. MUCH EASIER TO BUILD COALITIONS. TODAY WHEN THE PRESIDENT HAS NO TODAY WHEN THE PRESIDENT HAS NO CREDIBILITY, WHEN THERE ISN’T CREDIBILITY, WHEN THERE ISN’T THE KIND OF PROCESS THAT I JUST THE KIND OF PROCESS THAT I JUST DESCRIBED FOR YOU WHERE DESCRIBED FOR YOU WHERE ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINTS ARE ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINTS ARE HEARD, WHERE EXPERTISE IS HEARD, WHERE EXPERTISE IS VALUED, WHEN WE DON’T EVEN HAVE VALUED, WHEN WE DON’T EVEN HAVE A DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL A DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, WHICH IS THE INTELLIGENCE, WHICH IS THE POSITION CREATED IN ORDER TO POSITION CREATED IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THE DIFFERENT ENSURE THAT THE DIFFERENT INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY VIEWPOINTS, BECAUSE THERE IS A VIEWPOINTS, BECAUSE THERE IS A RANGE OF VIEWPOINTS EVEN WITHIN RANGE OF VIEWPOINTS EVEN WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, USUALLY ON MOST HARD ISSUES. USUALLY ON MOST HARD ISSUES. BUT THAT SORT OF SYNTHESIS AND BUT THAT SORT OF SYNTHESIS AND THAT STREAMLINING WE DON’T HAVE THAT STREAMLINING WE DON’T HAVE A PERSON IN THAT JOCK OR THE A PERSON IN THAT JOCK OR THE DEPUTY JOB, YOU REALLY WORRY — DEPUTY JOB, YOU REALLY WORRY — IT’S HARD ENOUGH IN THE WORLD. IT’S HARD ENOUGH IN THE WORLD. WE CAN SEE IN THE OBAMA WE CAN SEE IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HOW DIFFICULT IT ADMINISTRATION HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS TO ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVES WAS TO ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVES EVEN WITH GOOD PROCESS. EVEN WITH GOOD PROCESS. BUT WHEN THAT GOES OUT THE BUT WHEN THAT GOES OUT THE WINDOW, IT’S EXTREMELY HARD TO WINDOW, IT’S EXTREMELY HARD TO BUILD THE COALITIONS WE NEED TO BUILD THE COALITIONS WE NEED TO BUILD WITH THE TRANSNATIONAL BUILD WITH THE TRANSNATIONAL THREATS. THREATS.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>WHICH IS THE ESSENCE OF WHAT>>WHICH IS THE ESSENCE OF WHAT WE WILL FACE TODAY AND CONTINUE WE WILL FACE TODAY AND CONTINUE THE FACE GOING FORWARD. THE FACE GOING FORWARD.>>AND YOU’RE TALKING>>AND YOU’RE TALKING CREDIBILITY. CREDIBILITY. THAT SEEMS TO BE ANOTHER THAT SEEMS TO BE ANOTHER DIFFERENCE THAT’S NOT DIFFERENCE THAT’S NOT LEFT-RIGHT, BUT SORT OF PRE AND LEFT-RIGHT, BUT SORT OF PRE AND POST TRUMP BECAUSE THERE ARE POST TRUMP BECAUSE THERE ARE DETRACTORS OF YOUR BOSS WHO DETRACTORS OF YOUR BOSS WHO WOULD SAY HE PROMISED YOU COULD WOULD SAY HE PROMISED YOU COULD KEEP YOUR HEALTH CARE PLAN, AND KEEP YOUR HEALTH CARE PLAN, AND THAT WASN’T TRUE FOR EVERYONE, THAT WASN’T TRUE FOR EVERYONE, OR HE SAID IT WASN’T A TAX AND OR HE SAID IT WASN’T A TAX AND THE SUPREME COURT RULED IT WAS A THE SUPREME COURT RULED IT WAS A TAX. TAX. AND BUSH WAS ACCUSED OF LYING AND BUSH WAS ACCUSED OF LYING ABOUT ALL KINDS OF THINGS. ABOUT ALL KINDS OF THINGS. AND YET THOSE DOMESTIC POLITICAL AND YET THOSE DOMESTIC POLITICAL DISPUTES SEEM DIFFERENT FROM THE DISPUTES SEEM DIFFERENT FROM THE CREDIBILITY YOU BRING ON THE CREDIBILITY YOU BRING ON THE WORLD STAGE. WORLD STAGE. ARE YOU JUST OUT OF ANY CRED ARE YOU JUST OUT OF ANY CRED WHEN YOU DEAL WITH THESE COMPLEX WHEN YOU DEAL WITH THESE COMPLEX PROBLEMS? PROBLEMS? SO WITH THAT, LET’S TURN TO SO WITH THAT, LET’S TURN TO IRAN. IRAN. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT DONALD TRUMP LET’S LOOK AT WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN SAYING ON THIS FOR YOUR HAS BEEN SAYING ON THIS FOR YOUR ANALYSIS. ANALYSIS. WE DON’T HAVE IT? WE DON’T HAVE IT? I’LL READ IT. I’LL READ IT. I THINK WE HAVE DONALD TRUMP I THINK WE HAVE DONALD TRUMP SAYING — LET’S TAKE A LOOK. SAYING — LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET. IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET.>>DO YOU HAVE PRECONDITIONS FOR>>DO YOU HAVE PRECONDITIONS FOR THAT MEETING? THAT MEETING?>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO.>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS. IF THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. IF THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET.>>ONE-ON-ONE TALKS WITH YOU AND>>ONE-ON-ONE TALKS WITH YOU AND THE AYE TOLLIA OR YOU AND THE THE AYE TOLLIA OR YOU AND THE PRESIDENT? PRESIDENT?>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT.>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT. ANYTHING TO GET YOU TO THE ANYTHING TO GET YOU TO THE RESULT. RESULT.>>NOT AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED.>>NOT AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS.>>WHAT DO YOU SEE AS A COST OF>>WHAT DO YOU SEE AS A COST OF HIS BLUSTER OR LACK OF HIS BLUSTER OR LACK OF CREDITABILITY AND WHERE SHOULD CREDITABILITY AND WHERE SHOULD WE GO ON THESE ISSUES WITH SAUDI WE GO ON THESE ISSUES WITH SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN TONIGHT? ARABIA AND IRAN TONIGHT?>>I JUST NOTE THE JOURNEY WE’VE>>I JUST NOTE THE JOURNEY WE’VE BEEN ON WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP BEEN ON WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST MONTH TO SIX WEEKS. MONTH TO SIX WEEKS. SO FIRST WE WERE MINUTES AWAY IT SO FIRST WE WERE MINUTES AWAY IT SEEMED APPARENTLY FROM A SEEMED APPARENTLY FROM A MILITARY STRIKE. MILITARY STRIKE. A MILITARY STRIKE BROUGHT ABOUT A MILITARY STRIKE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM BY THE DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM AN AGREEMENT THAT PEACEFULLY AN AGREEMENT THAT PEACEFULLY ENDED IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM. ENDED IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT OFF AT PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT OFF AT THE LAST MINUTE, WHICH IS A GOOD THE LAST MINUTE, WHICH IS A GOOD THING. THING. TRUMP HAS SUCCEEDED IN UNITING TRUMP HAS SUCCEEDED IN UNITING THE WORLD WITH IRAN IN THE WORLD WITH IRAN IN OPPOSITION TO THE U.S. GIVEN OPPOSITION TO THE U.S. GIVEN THAT WE ARE WIDELY SEEN TO BE THAT WE ARE WIDELY SEEN TO BE THE ONES THAT HAVE UNRAVELLED THE ONES THAT HAVE UNRAVELLED THE NUCLEAR DEAL. THE NUCLEAR DEAL. THEN YOU PLAY THE CLIP OF HIM THEN YOU PLAY THE CLIP OF HIM WANTING TO HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE WANTING TO HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE WITH NO CLEAR SENSE OF WHAT HE WITH NO CLEAR SENSE OF WHAT HE SEEKS TO ACHIEVE THROUGH SUCH A SEEKS TO ACHIEVE THROUGH SUCH A FACE-TO-FACE. FACE-TO-FACE. WE IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WE IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF ENGAGING WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF ENGAGING UNSAVORY REGIMES AS THE BEST WAY UNSAVORY REGIMES AS THE BEST WAY TO TRY TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR IS SIT TO TRY TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR IS SIT DOWN AND DO THE HARD DIPLOMACY. DOWN AND DO THE HARD DIPLOMACY. BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO ARTICULATION OF WHAT THE ARTICULATION OF WHAT THE OBJECTIVES OF THE TRUMP OBJECTIVES OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS VIS-A-VIS IRAN ADMINISTRATION IS VIS-A-VIS IRAN OTHER THAN PUNISHMENT FOR OTHER THAN PUNISHMENT FOR PUNISHMENT’S SAKE. PUNISHMENT’S SAKE. THAT WAS HOW MANY DAYS AGO THE THAT WAS HOW MANY DAYS AGO THE SUMMIT TWEETS? SUMMIT TWEETS? NOW WE’RE IN A WORLD AGAIN WHERE NOW WE’RE IN A WORLD AGAIN WHERE WE’RE LOCKED AND LOADED AND WE’RE LOCKED AND LOADED AND ABOUT POTENTIALLY TO BOMB IRAN ABOUT POTENTIALLY TO BOMB IRAN ON THE BASIS OF INTELLIGENCE ON THE BASIS OF INTELLIGENCE THAT VIRTUALLY NOBODY HAS BEEN THAT VIRTUALLY NOBODY HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON OR ALLEGED BRIEFED ON OR ALLEGED INTELLIGENCE NOBODY HAS BEEN INTELLIGENCE NOBODY HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON. BRIEFED ON. AND THIS HAPPENS, ARI, OF COURSE AND THIS HAPPENS, ARI, OF COURSE IN THE CONTEXT OF TRUMP’S IN THE CONTEXT OF TRUMP’S PREVIOUS ATTACKS ON OUR OWN PREVIOUS ATTACKS ON OUR OWN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>REMEMBER WHEN THE>>REMEMBER WHEN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY CAME TO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID MR. THE PRESIDENT AND SAID MR. PRESIDENT, I KNOW YOU WANT TO PRESIDENT, I KNOW YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF THE DEAL AND SAY THAT GET OUT OF THE DEAL AND SAY THAT IRAN IS NOT COMPLYING WITH THE IRAN IS NOT COMPLYING WITH THE DEAL, BUT THEY’RE ACTUALLY DEAL, BUT THEY’RE ACTUALLY COMPLYING WITH THE DEAL. COMPLYING WITH THE DEAL. AND WHAT DID HE DO? AND WHAT DID HE DO? HE THEN TWEETS THE INTELLIGENCE HE THEN TWEETS THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO GO BACK TO COMMUNITY NEEDS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, RIDICULING THESE SCHOOL, RIDICULING THESE PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE TRYING PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE TRYING JUST TO BRING FACT AND EXPERTISE JUST TO BRING FACT AND EXPERTISE TO BEAR. TO BEAR. SO THAT’S THE CONTEXT IN WHICH SO THAT’S THE CONTEXT IN WHICH ALL OF THIS HAPPENS. ALL OF THIS HAPPENS. AND IMAGINE IF YOU’RE TRYING TO AND IMAGINE IF YOU’RE TRYING TO KEEP TRACK OF WHERE AMERICA IS KEEP TRACK OF WHERE AMERICA IS AND EVEN IF YOU’D LIKE TO STAND AND EVEN IF YOU’D LIKE TO STAND WITH THE UNITED STATES AGAINST WITH THE UNITED STATES AGAINST IRAN’S DESTABILIZING ACTIONS, IRAN’S DESTABILIZING ACTIONS, WHETHER IN YEMEN OR IF THEY ARE WHETHER IN YEMEN OR IF THEY ARE IN FACT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS IN FACT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DESTRUCTIVE ACTION, YOU DON’T DESTRUCTIVE ACTION, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. KNOW WHAT TO DO. YOU DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE WITH US YOU DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE WITH US ON A MONDAY WHAT WILL COME OUT ON A MONDAY WHAT WILL COME OUT OF TRUMP’S THUMBS ON A TUESDAY. OF TRUMP’S THUMBS ON A TUESDAY.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>IT’S EXTREMELY COMPLEX.>>IT’S EXTREMELY COMPLEX. TO BUILD A COALITION AGAIN YOU TO BUILD A COALITION AGAIN YOU NEED IN ORDER TO ISOLATE ROGUE




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  1. Trump has no defined foreign policy, no state department and an alienated intelligence community. He fired the FBI agents who protected the U.S. from spies and interlopers. Barr is on a witch hunt to purge the spy fighters who know the details of Trump's servitude to Putin. It could be a decade or more before we know the full extent of the damage. What did Trump get from Russia in exchange for code-word classified intel he gave to Lavrov and Kislyak? Trump Tower Moscow? The CIA feared Trump would trade the identity of a Kremlin level spy for some personal benefit and exfiltrated him. Trump is a traitor, the most dangerous man on the planet.

  2. Trump doesnt know what credibility means. He doesnt understand that our country doesnt trust him or his motives because of his past actions and lies for his own personal gain in popularity and financial gain. Hes a damb crook. All mouth and nothing to back it up.

  3. Ari, you need to be hit upside the head with a 2X4…Colin Powell's "misleading" speech to the UN? It was Powell's LYING, PROSTITUTING speech to the UN. Who tightened a screw on you?

  4. In response to the Saudi Arabia attack, Trump tweets that he is "locked and loaded." Whether he was suggesting a nuclear launch is anybody's guess, including the Pentagon. I suggest we need a new slogan for the Commander in Chief: "blocked and bloated."

  5. And the racist semicolored guy Obama doesn't think his Secretary of State's (Hag Hillary) felonious violations did not? (Lol)

    More Leftist selective memory and hypocrisy! But then what does one expect from a dumb, affirmative action President?

  6. Ari, you got to be kidding me – comparing two accidental lies by Obama to Trump who lies tens and more times a day. I can’t believe you’d make that comparison?!! Stop normalising Trump.

  7. America has such a stupid president. Believe me,, he is the stupidest, most ignorant person ever to serve in the office. Not only is he stupid, he’s the most corrupt president this nation has ever had.

  8. Trumpsters still lying that Obama gave Iran tons of cash—-but it was Iran's money to begin with. Trump would have no cheerleaders without the false propaganda of Faux News. They are banned in many democracies. We need to shut them down! Lying hate speech is not free speech.

  9. it was the Saudi's who had the "accident" at their refinery – then of course blames Iran.
    Trump is trying to play his war card.
    he doesn't care about Americans or the military. he is not a good person. that you can take to the bank people.

  10. BRING BACK PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR 1 YEAR I GARENTEE THE WORLD WOULD APPRECIATE HIM!! TRUMP HAS UPROOTED THE ENTIRE WORLD AND THAT SHOULD SCARE EVERYONE!

  11. TRUMP HAS BROUGHT US DOWN TO NOTHING TO THE WORLD! OUR ALLIES HAVE SAID NOTHING ABOUT THE SAUDI'S GAS AND NOW WE SEE WE HAVE NONE DUE TO TRUMP!

  12. THE SAD THING IS THAT WE CANNOT EVEN TRUST OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. DUE TO THE SO MANY LIES THAT HAVE COME OUT OF THE WHITE. DID THE WHITE HOUSE ORDER THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO COME TO A SPECIFIC CONCLUSION? WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE F*** IS GOING ON OR WHO THE F*** WE CAN TRUST. WE ALL JUST KNOW WE CAN'T TRUST TRUMP AND HIS WHITE HOUSE! THIS IS THE SAD STATE AMERICA IS IN!

  13. Refreshing, yet simultaneously depressing to hear from Samantha Powers; a successful, competent, highly qualified U.N. Ambassador. The good old days! When truth & principle mattered.

  14. After #45 goes down the toobs and he and Obama have passed from this world #44 will be canonized a saint, and #45 will be somewhere between the Abyssal Depths and the Oort Belt.

  15. War with IRAN=If you think we as a nation have trouble,s now let trump start s war with IRAN you ain,t seen nothing yet, this you can be gauranteed. Kimbrough, OUT.

  16. This is the difference between the dems and repubs, the dems stay calm and speak with intelligence, reps only stand offish and LOUD.

  17. Even if the worst democratic candidate for president were to win, that person would be a breath of fresh air compared to Trump. All of those people are sane and competent.

  18. I would be damned before I send my son to die for Saudi Oil . Saudi Arabia is a horrible country. They treat women like cattle , their justice system is primitive, they are 8th century mentality and our president is giving them a 21st century arsenal . The EU is watching this and shaking their heads . Let them go to Iran their selves . they can use their Farrari as a Humbie. We Americans are not dying for them anymore. In fact screw the whole Middle East . Just stop buying their Oil. I bet the Donald would even sell them Nukes If they paid him well. The world is not safe . I wonder what as changed?

  19. Director of National Intelligence
    Joseph Maguire
    Acting
    since August 16, 2019
    United States Intelligence Community
    National Security Council (NSC)
    Reports to President of the United States

  20. NEVER ALONG SUCCED IS ALL TOGGETTER LOVE OR NOT AND ALL PRESIDENT IS NOTHING NOBODY NEED SCARE OF ANY PRESIDENT BECAUSE THE JOB AT PRESIDENT IS SAY WHAT IS POEPLE VOTE FOR HIM NEED TO SAY THAT SIT

  21. Ms. Power …a very wise woman. I hope the next POTUS will have the wisdom to bring her into a major role regarding foreign policy and diplomacy. Her knowledge, experience is extremely valuable. I bought the last available copy of her new book at Barnes & Noble yesterday !!

  22. I SAY TO ALL IS NOT PERFECT JUST ONE IF IS ALIVE ONE TIME IS PERFECT AND FOR LEARN NEED BAD CHOICE BUT NEED LIMIT AT THAT IS MONEY MONEY IS NOTHING JUST TINKING NO MORE STRESS MORE GOOD COME AFTER

  23. Samantha Powers displays the best America has to offer, serving as an excellent role model. Intelligent, articulate, informed, caring, compassionate, successful dedicated public servant, author. Not to diminish any current Democrat candidates, but she'd make a great President!

  24. Just a wild guess, but fear Bolton's ouster only translates to more continued utter chaos in U.S. foreign policy. As if Traitor Trump heeds any advisor besides the devil? As if Total Loser has ever had any coherent, sane policies–foreign or domestic?

  25. Poopy Pompass Pompeo thinks politicians profiteering from the public purse is a pun! Perhaps a punitive perusal of prison would persuade propriety.

  26. The general perception is that the current occupant of the Oval is mad as a hatter, presenting an imminent national security threat.

  27. The general perception is that racist, regressive Republicans are betraying the rule of law, democracy, and America for their tribalistic politics.

  28. Total Loser mendacity races to over 12,000 lies, rapidly accelerating at unprecedented rate, dignity and integrity of Oval Office left in the dust to rot, any remaining credibility completely shot. New Orwellian the Republican state of the Union! Unreal!

  29. Tyrant Trump is cracked. The only question is, will he become completely cracked by 2020, or put out to pasture before then? Who cares what Trump thinks or worries about? He doesn't think, and he should be worried!

  30. There is no Trump presidency, what we have is an illegitimate abomination; a cheesy, sleazy masquerade frauded upon America by Russia and Republicans!

  31. Republicans want to pretend their fascist Emperor fully clothed, when that racist, felonious Thief-in-Chief, Traitor Trump, stands naked as a jaybird!

  32. Traitor Trump turning sacred, dignified White House into Infowars loony bin, pushing SIXTEEN different wacky conspiracies in under three years. Putin's puppet pie just earning his Russian salary, sowing confusion, dividing, weakening America!

  33. Looking into the Toxic Terrorist Traitor Trump Administration and Crime Organization is like opening a can of worms, the stench one of overwhelming corruption throughout that becomes only more unbearably sickening with each passing day. Where does it stop? It doesn't, and it won't, because they can't!

  34. The Traitor Trump Terrorist Organization is now accepting applications for the tremendous opportunity to serve the Commander-in-Thief as head of this great nation's intelligence apparatus. TTTO applicants are not required to have much intellect or knowledge of the job. However, all applicants must be willing to betray their country to protect the vital interests of TTTO's titular titan of tantrums. For expedited consideration, please direct all CV's and resumes directly to the President via Twitter. The organization is now also seeking a nasty new National Insecurity Advisor along the same vein, as well.

  35. For three years, Republicans have propped up and protected a racist, corrupt, sociopathic narcissistic menace to society, gaslighting and covering up Traitor Trump crimes, ineptness, and incompetence. Republicans don't really care about our country; time and again, for decades now, they have put their politics and greed for power above the welfare of this nation. The destructiveness of GOP politics on American government began under Nixon, but starting with Reagan it became a Republican selling point. Conservatism won't die, but Republicanism has become a zero-sum game for losers. This incarnation of the GOP needs to die, or it will be the end of American greatness.

  36. Power is a moron. Wh might Iran have bombed Saud? She glosses over the reality with zero compunction at the end. Her only skill is shilling Trump hate. We have real journalists to do that, thanks.

  37. We've long, long past the point Republicans can feign ignorance that the occupant of the Oval Office they elected is a sociopathic menace to society.

  38. Republican Cult Club Rule #1: Cloak yourself in victimhood while victimizing others.
    Republican Cult Club Rule #2: Wrap yourself in the flag while betraying the Constitution and destroying the nation.
    Republican Cult Club Rule #3: When striking low blows, your two principle means of defense must be Whataboutism and Projectionism.
    Republican Cult Club Rule #4: Truth is strictly prohibited, and must be avoided at all cost. The sole exception permitted is when capable of inflicting harm upon your opponent. Otherwise, truth shall result in automatic disqualification, and/or summary rejection.
    Republican Cult Club Rule #5: Points awarded proportionate to size of lies. Bonus points awarded for accrued prevarication accumulations. Chief Justice Lucifer will settle all disputes involving points in arbitrary arbitration, whose decisions shall be binding and final for willing souls.

  39. The only ones wanting to continue the inhumane carnage in Yemen is Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Toxic Trump…the UNHOLY triumvirate.

  40. Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal to punish Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Islamophobes, but primarily as an act of vindictive diplomatic vandalism to satisfy his hatred of Obama. The only likely consequence nuclear proliferation, heightened conflict, and war!

  41. We don't have a foreign policy; we have instead Trump's ego and ignorance substituted. Compound that with desperate attempts to distract from ongoing impeachment proceeding yet to be declared, and to win a re-election that could allow him to avoid or delay criminal accountability in the courts. A recipe sure to produce disaster!

  42. …. the thing with Obama – he smoothly talked the USA into another 5 wars. Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Libya, and Pakistan; along with Bush Jr's Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Where Obama succeeded, Trump's constant lying and lack of diplomacy leads to his failures.

  43. Wow, how far we've fallen. I took for granted the intelligence, integrity, and thoughtfulness of prior administrations (some more than others, obviously). The current administration has none of those above qualities.

  44. Lady, you fool, you and your boss should be in jail. Giving Iran billions is not diplomacy it's being a complete and utter fool. Not to mention responsible for all of the innocent lives destroyed with your blood money.
    My God, you were so unbelievably naive and stupid if you thought you could stop evil with money. Giving the world's greatest terrorist organization billions to be nice has to be the greatest blunder of all time.

  45. Everyone should have realized just how corrupt ,incompetent ,and just f***ed up this administration is by now. If trump orders strikes on Iran at the behest of MBS. The military should just say NO, we do not take orders from MBS. But sadly that is unlikely.

  46. So why did you give her a pass on the disastrous intervention in Libya? She played a major part in that imperialist adventure. This is nothing more than a puff piece for her book. Ari, you're just another centrist Democratic/moderate Republican hack. You're a corporate stooge, predictable, boring and ultimately corrupt.

  47. C'mon ari lol .where does this administration lack. trump is one big orange lack of .he lacks style he lacks brains he lacks education he lacks class prestige, honor, loyalty, care, compassion ,and he's going to get us dead that's the real deal he's making .

  48. Something she said strikes home for me. China seems to be adopting some initiatives of the Paris Climate Accords, even after Trump pulled the US out of it. Finally China has become aware of environmental issues, thanks in part to Obama's efforts. Trump is so intent on being the anti-Obama, he is weakening America after he campaigned on "America First" and "Make America Great Again." The truth is Trump is all about "America Alone" and "Make America Isolated Again."

  49. 35% of Americans think Trump
    is a great President. What does that say about the 35% of Americans that
    support Trump? America the Leader of the Free World? NOT!!!!! The citizens of
    the country America are OK with (1) Their Dear Leader who is willing to lying
    to his citizens of the country America and create lies about the hurricane and
    to alter the truth so the Dear Leader is Right (2) Negotiating with terrorists
    who want to turn Afghanistan back to the way it was prior to 9/11. So can an
    American tell me why then you spent trillion of your dollars, lost thousand of
    American lives and the lives of the Allies that supported you after 9/11 you
    could have done what the Dear Leader wants now a year after the invasion of
    Afghanistan. I have spent time with the brother of a Canadian soldier who lost
    his life. So what should the American citizens tell him? Something like sorry
    for your loss but the American citizens and their Dear Leader are going to turn
    Afghanistan back to the way it was before 9/11? Americans could careless about
    this Canadian who loss his brother fighting in Afghanistan. (3) Weakening the
    country Ukraine and cutting funding because Putin told Americans to do that
    because Russia annexed Crimea (4) America used to have the best intelligence (CIA)
    in the world but your Dear Leader is willing to tell Putin and his Ministers
    anything that an adult who is probably going to get fired from the CIA remove
    the spy/source from Russia after 10 years of providing intel to save his life.
    My father fought in World War 2 and he had a saying would you go to war with
    the guy next to you? I believe that is the question the other six members of
    the G7 are asking themselves. Can you trust an American citizen and their
    Beloved Leader when it counts? The answer is NO!!!

    America at it's finest! America the leader of the free world is the biggest joke on the planet Which
    country has mass shootings every two to three weeks? America. Which member of
    the G7 does not have health care for all? America. Which country in the G7 rigs
    their elections by gerrymander? America. Which country of the G7 is ranked
    between 15th and 17th in education? America. Which country in the G7 does not
    believe in climate change? America. Which country just eliminated protections
    for their streams, rivers and waterways? America. Do you know it of the G7
    countries America has the highest debt per student educated? The European Union
    should be the leader of the free world with a population of 513 million well
    educated citizens and no mass shootings every two to three weeks. Do you know
    it takes five American Republicans to change a light bulb? One to hold it and
    four to turn the person. People are saying, like many people, and I hear that
    Republicans go to family reunions to find their spouse. These many people are
    saying that is why they are against abortions. Republican women believe the
    solution to their lack of money is to "get me a man with money". Yep,
    America at it's finest!!! What a joke!!!!

  50. Trump can forget having any allies in a war against Iran!? The EU won't follow him and the UK is currently paralyzed by Brexit. Putin won't want Trump to attack Iran.

  51. Samantha Power… isn't she the one that unmasked like 300 people through the intelligence community? And your headline could just as easily say, and actually be more factual … Trump administration official shows Obama's lies have made America less safe.

  52. Suddenly a once great country has absolutely zero credibility in the eyes of the entire world. A treasonous orange faced lying narcissistic buffoon is destroying America in so many ways.

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