Sec. John Kerry: World in Turmoil Right Now

The Secretary of State on the current global crises.
1:16 | 07/20/14

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Finally mr. secretary thank you juggling -- different crises right now you're your friend and former colleague Senator John McCain has said that the world is in greater turmoil than any time. In his lifetime and he and many other critics say that the president. Bear some responsibility for that he has been forceful enough do you agree with his analysis of the world right now and how -- you respond to criticism. What I agree with the analysis to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now in the world is because enormous numbers of forces have been unleashed with globalization -- With the Arab Spring with the radical. Religious extremism. None of which of the fault the President Obama. And there's a nice narrative politically if all you want to do is play politics but the fact is that the United States of America George. Is more engaged in more places in the world and frankly I think to greater effect. That at any time in recent memory and I I can't think of the time when the United States has been engaged in more places where people. Aren't worried not about our. Are are staying but they don't want us to leave. And they recognize that American leadership is critical.

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