Transcript for 'This Week': Powerhouse Roundtable II
president says he's considering possible air strikes against this Al qaeda-affiliated group in Iraq. Donna, he says he's reviewing his options, is the president moving too slow on this? I mean, John Boehner said he was asleep. How can you move slow on this crisis? This is a setback, no question about it. After trillions of dollars we spent training the Iraqi army, trying to stabilize the country. But the problem is, we have -- we have an ally, or so-called ally, Mr. Maliki, who's not doing his job as president. He's annihilated the Sunni population. He's given Iran a foothold into coming into Iraq, this is a disaster in the making. But, Isis, they're picking up support from the Sunni minorities population who feel like they have been annihilated. It's a disaster. Donna's right. It's a disaster made possibly by our ridiculous and total withdrawal from Iraq in 2011. President Obama said two days before election day, in 2012, Iraq is on the path of defeat the war in Iraq is over. That was enough to get him re-elected. Iraq is on the path of defeat. Neither is true. It's a disaster for our country. We shouldn't have been there in the first place. I voted against it. They said that it was going to be paid for, it wasn't paid for. The fact is, we should have never been there, this is a centuries-old fight between Sunnis and shia. Ven president bush couldn't tell you the difference between the two and yet we had a military, we shouldn't have been there. Very quick, yes or no question, does the president have the authorization should he decide to go forward? I believe that the vote in 2002 which I voted against, but I believe that is still standing. But I got to tell you something, the real question, Jon. You think it would be a mistake to do it? A huge mistake. I think congressman Gutierrez is closer to the republican grassroots on this issue than the republican leadership is. All right. On that note, thanks, everyone, our "Sunday spotlight" is next. Everyone, our "Sunday spotlight"
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