Listen: Iran, Iraq, United States discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"The Mitchell report highlights many of the salient points, you reference, for example, all the witnesses identified by Dr Ford, either refuted allegations are failed to cooperate them, including her best friend. Kaiser says he doesn't know Mr. cavenaugh has no recollection of ever being a part of your gathering where he was present. Additionally, she told the post in early July she'd been assaulted in the mid nineteen eighties in the later told Senator Feinstein in the early eighties, and then spiked Clinton's tremendous member narrowed that to the summer of eighty two so there's a series of things that I think are methodically laid out by Mitch Mitchell and again. An attack on Dr Florida. I don't see how anyone could have listened to her testimony without feeling an enormous entity that again, we had a standard here. There have to be some cooperation otherwise is game up and Lindsey Graham has clearly laid out consequences is going down this road both for the committee in particular. But also for the judiciary in general. All right now, I want to switch you, and I do defense and foreign affairs, and I have two stories that matter number one Iraq has a new president Barham Salih is their new president of Kurt. He's a moderate. I think it's a very good development. What do you think? We'll see. The problem is the the coalition, and he cobbled together a very fragile and in some cases, allies unsavory characters the Hudson. With the United States, but this is better than a variety of other outcome. It's critical that the central government of Iraq. Find a way to resolve longstanding grievances not only with the Sunnis in watching Iraq where I spent a good deal of my life. But with the Kurds which in my most recent trip to Iraq was the bigger concern. It was ongoing disputes over all sharing between the Kurdistan regional government and the central government of Iraq. And yet again, thanks to the bravery of a lot of US troops working in partnership with a lot of brave Iraqis who endured some of the worst urban combat any army has seen since army endured in way city in nineteen sixty eight we've given the federal government chance a chance to resolve a lot of their grievances keesa through the political process, and that's all it it. And that's how they do that we're gonna keep going through this of having to make aggressive in decades to improve the security. Situation. But I do think there are some reasons for optimism. And of course, if nothing else we've learned from the coughing of Brock Obama, which was to abandon the country to create a vacuum that allowed ISIS to expand and breed and caused any number of problems the other big story from the New York Times today's ago, Iran fired six medium range ballistic missiles across Iraq into Syria on Monday. What it said was in his law may act within Islam estate base. According to the Iranian news agencies attell is in spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps. The revolutionary guard described the strike as retaliation for an attack in Iran on September twenty second against a military parade in which Lee twenty five people were killed Iran and originally said that an Arab separatist group backed by the United States Israel in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia done this. Apparently, they're now turn their attention on ISIS. What did you make of this? What what should we say? And do about this, Mike Gallagher. Well, I'm old enough to remember when they were saying it was Isreaeli American conspiracy Diana's crusader conspiracy. Listen, I think this proves what we've been saying all along which is to say a nuclear agreement that did not address the expansion of Iran missile program is incredibly flawed. And that's why I'm glad that the administration abandoned the flawed nuclear deal, and it's taken seriously. This question of cracking down on Iran's power regionally and O'Brien hook at the State Department is leading an effort to do just that to enhance pressure, financially and other ways on around behavior. And this is the exact type of behavior that we need to address we cannot ignore 'em. Also, proud to say that a piece of legislation that I had passed in the house. A few months back has now passed the Senate Foreign Relations committee, which is to crack down. I said it's being led by Senator Cruz in the Senate was just a crackdown on Iran and his followers, Iran. Crock the use of human shields because what we've seen all over Lebanon parks in southern Syria is that Iranian proxies will dairy advance rockets and weapons system under heavily populated civilian areas. So that when the Israelis coming off after spot, they will incur enormous civilian casualties in in order to deliberately provoked, an international outcry against Israel, and that's unacceptable. We have to take this seriously. We have to get to change. Here's one other thing. I got active out over the weekend on in in the foreign policy and economic Brown was the negotiation over NAFTA. And I think a lot of people are paying attention to that as well check. I get asked about that more than the cavenaugh hearing, the US MCA is all about dairy. I imagine you're dairy farmers are ecstatic. Well,."