Kristol and Schweitzer Spar on Iraq

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol on "This Week."
3:00 | 01/05/14

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Twelve years of war for the last eleven years you can't find anybody left in America can tell you why are we still in Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda attacked us they're not in Afghanistan -- frighten somebody call the Taliban they live in caves in the stone age why are we still there. Because there isn't you know first of all we went there and we -- we -- And we promise promise we promised Karzai who's a crook and his brother is the biggest -- -- as the withdrawal of withdrawal from Iraq and and the -- producer of working -- do you think you think we're safe -- pick -- Qaeda is weaker as a result of that everybody will be -- we get out of -- I lived in Saudi Arabia during the eighties when we were supporting -- Hussein was fighting Iran. The people that we know we're the most dangerous actors the neighborhood when we went into Iraq al-Qaeda didn't function there. We destabilized Iraq -- through Sodom Hussein now who's a bad guy like a lot of other people in the Middle East that now we have al-Qaeda. It's our problem we -- the China and now we're gonna have to go back to -- and what's your solution. My solution is to be serious about being engaged in Middle East not to go back and militarily -- Iraq but not to pull out. Under percent of Iraq or Afghanistan and leave them to go back to that same cycle that -- -- eleven perpetual war in the Middle East. No perpetually gauge -- NB a serious run irresponsible it is a world power and yes being willing to fight we have to -- --

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