17 Burst results for "Elliot Cohen"
"elliot cohen" Discussed on Barstool Rundown
"The. The rundown. It is Wednesday June third fourth third fifth, fete rachi by badeah armor. They want us. It's officially here. It's hot as Faulk body armor, just hydrated through with their new flavor. Twenty outs berry lemonade. It's actually good big boy bottle, Twenty-eight houses, exclusive able at seven eleven. It actually tastes very good perfectly the summer, especially days of the beach or track. I don't know if we're police going Belmont, Saturday, Elliot Cohen back into town. So excited for that. All right. NBA finals game. Three tonight. What is if fischel? No durant. No Durant, no Thompson, right? No, he's playing. Yeah. He said that it's not as bad as his ankle injury. A couple years video that the that the talking shit Drake limping in at one point in Cali pointed out, he almost says, yeah, I put my cell and then these playing game three. He's just it's not as bad as thought Klay Thompson is one of those guys he's just a freak. I feel like he gets these injuries that everyone's like. Oh man. That's it just comes out goalie in the boys are out there. What are they doing there? I, he told me some sort of logging, like Amazon, maybe hadn't that sounds right? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Oh, cool. They're just gonna like sort of document their travel very cool. When was gave into Sunday year ago, I kinda wanna bit the raptors. What is the five and a half six it's gone down to four and a half? I think I don't know what have you done the first two games. I wince raptors. Why was right? The first two games. Raptors words. Yeah. Dan? I don't know could do. I have it right. I'm one of one I've gone, Golden State, Golden State..
"elliot cohen" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"I mean, for instance, this this week we had a big story big foreign policy story in in Venezuela. Yes. Right. I mean, this is this something very major is happening down there and the US is right in the middle of it. The Russians are right in the middle of Cuba. Yeah. We've it's in our hemisphere. I mean, this is just it's it's it goes to the sort of arguments about socialism and capitalism and all this. It's a big big. Ori by any by any stretch. And I doubt if more than ten percent of the American population is even aware that there's anything happening because there's so much else out there, even if you are a news junkie, even if you are paying attention, you're gonna miss things like that. Or at the very least, you may see it in the headlines or here a segment on it, maybe on CNN or something. But but you're not you're gonna you're not going to get the significance of it how and you're getting a false narrative to I mean, I just a few before you came on Digby. I was talking with Jodie Evans of code pink. Who are they're holding down the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC and protecting it because all the diplomats left, and so they gave code pink the keys to protect it. And the thing is that the media is pushing, you know, basically, Donald Trump side of the story that Widodo is our guy. He's a good guy and Medeiros the bad guy went went, actually if you read a Greg palace or other. The real journalists who've gone down there. This is a fight between black and white. This is the elite white people led by Guido fighting against the indigenous people of color of Venezuela. It's not our fight. It's not our business. I'm not saying Medeiros a good guy. Just that who with a fucker we'd go in and say Guido is your president. They didn't have an election. Well, apparently, this is the new thing is that not only do we not care about that. We don't care if they do it Gus to that's fine as long as it happens to to the right side. I mean, I don't think the Republicans would ever stand for anyone coming in on behalf of Democrats that way, but you know, that's a different story. I mean, it's one of the things I've been thinking a lot about lately is one of the things that's happened with the with the Republicans with the right specifically is that they have they understand something that I think Democrats haven't yet wrap their minds around they had their shameless. And it's not just them. It's not just the leaders. It's the voters as well. Republican voters. They have adopted a win by any means necessary. Anything goes attitude when it comes to politics and that is in their minds. They're fighting a battle for the soul of the country. Right. I mean, all these people of color and feminists and liberals and everybody you're trying to ruin it. So they've gotta do anything. They have anything justified. So they're now in a position where it doesn't ma-. They say and do whatever they want. If they democrat does it though, they are aware that the voting population of Democrats that the democratic base they won't go along with that. I mean, they're not going to. They're not going to stand for the Democrats doing the, you know, saying, yeah. Well, okay. I don't know what the North Koreans came in on behalf of you know, Joe Biden, and we're okay with that because we really needed to win. I mean, that's just not how Democrats would approach that. And they know that they know that. That's police themselves in a way that the Republicans. Never will. And that right. That's just that is a huge advantage to them. And it just means that, you know, you're fighting a very very difficult multi-front war because you can't use the same. You know, the Democrats have to be willing to if not break the rules to at least use the rules that are there for them to their fullest extent talking about impeachment, of course. Yes, that that's the only way you can't shame. These people not guy, you know, who's at Elliot Cohen or one of the the house members the judiciary committee yesterday was out there with a bucket of chicken head an empty chair pulling a stunt going a little rain..
"elliot cohen" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"But I do want to focus today on a couple of learnings from the fantastic pill, Johnny leading to their recent acquisition by Amazon. I'm one eve mentioned to me before is the vice striking found mock it fit with Allison TJ the founders on the market with pill pack. So I want to start with this because it's a very loosely thrown around phrase today being found a mock it fit. So what does it really mean to you? David. And how was this so clearly evident when looking at TJ and Elliot. So let me just. Back up and say, the never sees a perky. We'd take swings of bowls and we hope that I work out. Well, that thing said there is no question that that there was something special about this team and TJ's background as being the son of a pharmacist. Having worked in his dad's pharmacy from the age of sixteen and really having seen that will having posted deliver drugs and having to use shop ease to draw times on us and the advantages that TJ had where at the very beginning of PO pack. A very unknown fact is we use the machinery and the robotic and it was it was pretty simple robotics out of his dad's pharmacy is father's pharmacy supplied elder care facilities and something that look very similar to pull pack without the fancy printing. But it was still in ghosts in the packets that you see from pullback today. The tech that we could use that machinery was was a huge advantage was an edge by when we started. It wasn't consumer. So in fact, your partner. Red and I collaborated with Elliot and TJ variably on one of the very painful decisions in pullback was should be b to b and b didn't make that decision at the beginning. A lot of this was going to potentially work through channels and TJ met with the likes of MGH. Even the likes of existing policies like we'll greens and CVS believe it or not. The Phillips call Santa approached us. They had a significant outbound coal, Sanjay charged of ten to twenty per months, and it was undecided. That's what I say, ten to twenty dollars and much of that was to in advance commerce. Spiff. The channel was able to grease the channel and give them something and very early on. We made the decision to become consumer. I guess what I'm saying to you is TJ had all of this in his DNA young understood the pharmacy world and yet of desire to simplify guess rising up again, you know, we talk about VC's and technologies talk about product, third all the time. I think the. Thing about found a markets such is product markets that can come and go, but found a market if you get it right. It always stays that found a always understand something about democracy and someone like TJ has. If you, if you think of it as ten thousand dollars, he spent ten thousand dollars in the pharmacy world. His table conversation as a kid was always about pharmacy, though he's advantage in ways that he Frankie doesn't even understand that there's no question that's an age that is found a market at a very young age. You know, there's a lot that veteran founders going in would have to figure it out. Elliott is a technologist who is drawn to midst. So I'll massively unfair advantage was that called sing, who is a principal at found, like lack of was a summer associate and when she was neat, she was at Sloan at MIT and when she was moving on to start her own company, she found us another summer associate from Sloan who happened to be Elliot Cohen, and it was an absolute pleasure. But. Very quickly. Elliot found himself drawn towards Medicare. I remember very poignantly apps for German tala g coming in as and very quickly. Those ended up just going to Elliott's view was hit Mike, we'd look at it further. So we were vaunted by the fact that it was in our office. And once they decided to use his human capital on this initiative, I took that very seriously that that is ultimately how I met TJ. The other very important thing was Elliott's humidity. These co-founders that any had always saw TJ as CEO and as the as the evangelists. And I think there is tremendous credit to Elliott for the humidity that he played in that partnership. I mean, really fascinating tale..
"elliot cohen" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"United states and other friends but also those that are from europe that were not aware of in fact i think in a manner that they are today no you're not gonna tell me the details of the mossad operation and and i'm not going to insult you by asking you the details of those operation up but this one thing that is bothering me which is being described as a raid that presupposes that are a bunch of israeli special operators snuck into iran a stolis stuff and then snuck out only one night and as you say it's half a ton of documents so i mean that's that's the picture that's being driven are we even close to the reality you know as you said i'm not gonna specifically relate to any operation racial elements of it but as you said in the past you know don't ask don't tell policy what we do know for a fact that iran continues to have the nuclear weapons activities and this is the best message to understand when we're looking come may twelve of the decision of the president whether we are going to continue with this flaw deal or we will have a put unity to fix it in a manner that we really present iran from having nuclear weapons in the upcoming future which is not too far away no has a history of really quite amazing intelligence coups i am i was reminded my thoughts immediately by the way yesterday when the prime minister started telling us what he was telling us my thoughts immediately went to elliot cohen which for those of my audience who don't know who he was you need to go and google elie cohen essentially he was an israeli living in israel with his wife and child who went off on missions every now and again and ended up being like the number three guy in syria he was that close.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Yeah i mean i think the response was appropriate i think it was important to enforce the international norms around chemical weapons use i think the challenge is whether or not there's a broader context for the use of force and whether or not there is a consensus in the united states and in the international community about what the strategy should be visavis syria so well i think the response was appropriate i think it sort of betrays all of the challenges we've had over the years and deciding precisely what are serious tragedy should be and how to bring this you know terrible civil war to an end so a previous guest on the show i believe you know elliot cohen former bush administration staffer he wrote a pretty blistering critique of the strikes he said essentially just relieved emotional pressure for trump and that it didn't really send a message of toughness but of weakness because he didn't go whole hog cohen argues that aside now knows basically what he can get away with which is anything short of chemical weapons use in that we need that he advocated that we quote smashed the syrian air defense system destroy helicopters and aircraft and above all kill the good number of the men and conduct with these attacks in the men who ordered them what do you make of that criticism coming from the right that we need to be much much harder on a sod when you use his chemical weapons i mean i think there's something to it there is a disconnect connect i think between you know the situation using chemical weapons and the broader syria war i mean i think the problem is that syria is not just one war it's multiple war so you've got you've got civil war that's been ongoing since two thousand eleven you've got the united states versus isis you've got the sunni versus shia you've got the turks versus the kurds the iranians versus the israelis the russians versus the united states you know nikki haley versus larry cudlow i mean the problem is it's multiple wars all in one and and what i fear is that the situation could potentially turn into a regional war.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on WLOB
"Welcome back to the jim bohannon show professor elliot cohen has written the big stick i note your writing here in the chapter about the american hand about while we still retain a large number of nuclear weapons but in in some ways are deterrent has become rather old and we've also remained relatively gun shy over the years about the notion of of a defense in other words anything that that that backed away from mutually assured destruction seems to frighten some people right well there you know one one of the issues that i talk about in the book is the extent of our understanding on defense over very long period of time not only the obama administration but even to some extent before that and the best portland because of the expense of the wars we were fighting we is only in the obama administration towards the very end would did they begin to spend some money not enough on the modern of the arsenal of nuclear arsenal and you know the truth is every other nuclear power in the world with the exception of great britain has been modernizing quite rapidly but but that but the problem is bigger than that the united states army's main battle tank is still the m one which is a nineteen actually nineteen seventies design produced in the nineteen eighties you if you go through the age of our ships the edge of our airplanes it's really quite disturbing so we've been under investing in defense for quite some time and even the increase increases under the trump administration actually don't make as much of that good as you would think this has been a problem with both parties because both parties agreed on socalled successor the republicans as well as the democrats were willing to cap defense spending and it's done some long term damage let's talk to dave in sunset beach north carolina good evening dave hey how you doing john thanks for taking my call i was wanted to talk to professor about uh you know roosevelt naturally was vice president and he was against the trust laws and ironically mckinley was it that was president dies and roosevelt becomes that and takes pretty much trust laws now he was a remarkable president really in my in my opinion but i i wanted to read something to you real quick relate to.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"And then three months later a six months later they say we're making progress against the enemy in the corner turning the corner right and that at the end of their tour they say we've achieved irreversible momentum and go back expecting decorations and promotions then the next commander comes in and says the situation is very very difficult and the whole cycle repeats and you know it's it's a very wry observation about kind of curiosity boy oh boy is it accurate if i had to take one quote in your book and say besides the leonard cohen quote issues in the beginning one quote that's it because we're still living at elliot cohen has there's another great scene with him that i loved where he's he's flying in a helicopter with a colonel and he asks because he's a military specialist cone is and so he asks the colonel give me the tactical kinda flavor of this war and that colonel says well you basically you go into a valley and you drive until they shoot at you and then you shoot back and cohen says that's kind of a disturbing picture of the war the colonel says it's a valley by valley worser and you think wow i mean this this feels like another war in in our kind of junk different certainly does and and in reading that scene i i and i relaxed a little bit because we're still reporting on this war and the new administration is going to charge in there and lived through these this same romance and live with these same paradoxes so in that instance your book is living history and its predictive history at the same time it's it's odd now tough love this is a wonderful chapter where you think finally the administration is facing up to the problem which is the isi they're going to reform the isi there's a new president who is steve czar dari is laughable he worries about real estate and sutton place i can't believe you didn't tell us that story to make sure that we got it that we should not pay attention bizarre dahri so kalyani is now running the country right what is reform the.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"And the reason you're getting a lot of happy talk about this war is because every time a new general goes out there for a six month or a one year command they say the situation on the ground is very different very very different and then three months later six months later they say we're making progress against the enemy in the corner turning the corner and that at the end of their tour they say we've achieved irreversible momentum and they go back expecting decorations and promotions then the next commander comes in and says the situation is very very difficult and the whole cycle repeats and you know it's it's a very riot survey about kind of boy is it accurate if i had to take one quote in your book to say besides the leonard cohen quote in the beginning one quote that's it because we're still living at elliot cohen has there's another great seeing with him that i love where he's he's flying in a helicopter with a colonel and he asks because he's a military specialist cone is and he so he asks the colonel give me the tactical flavor of this war and that colonel says well you basically you go into a valley and you drive until they shoot at you and then you shoot back and colin says that's kind of a disturbing picture of the war and the colonel says it's valley by valley worser and you think wow i mean this this feels like another war in in our kind of general certainly does and and in reading that scene i i a little bit because we're still reporting on this war and the the new administration is going to charge in there and lived through through these this same romance and live with these same paradoxes so in that instance your book is living history and its predictive history at the same time it's odd now tough love this is a wonderful chapter where you think finally the administration is facing up to the problem which is the isi they're going to reform the isi there's a new president who is steve zari is laughable he worries about real estate and sutton place i can't believe you didn't tell us that story to make sure that we got that we should not pay attention bizarre dahri so kalyani is now running the country right what is reform the isi mean.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"In particular would advocate for politics in pakistan moucharef has been the boss for many years now but he has a rival benazir bhutto the daughter of a dead prime minister president of pakistan and she enters the scene spectacularly she came through new york on her way to pakistan you know very well yes and celebrated books many tv's sponsor many tv specials on benazir bhutto and she goes back stand to campaign for the presidency to lead a party to dislodge moucharef now these army's not going to embrace this neither as isi because bhutto is talking about going in a different direction she is assassinated almost on camera in in late december of two thousand and seven is that the isi i think there's still an argument about that in a lot of pockets they blame the taliban claimed the taliban but the section of the taliban that is is believed to have carried out the assassination according to several international investigations one informed by scotland yard detectives that section of the taliban has a complicated history with isi and the possibility that isi officers or former isi officers might have encouraged this is certainly there the you know the bigger policy picture is that the bush administration in the second term tried out two things to try to bring this conflict under control one we just talked about which was to do the drug war in afghanistan and that didn't work and the other was to bring benazir bhutto pervez musharraf together as liberal relatively secular allies who would strengthen the the modernizing forces in pakistani politics against the radicals but with when when benazir bhutto was assassinated that plan fell apart and very shortly thereafter moucharef was forced from office because of growth radicalism and violence inside pakistan so it was a very dark period condoleeza rice as secretary of state the second bush term and she has an assistant elliot cone we've all spoken with elliot cohen he's a colorful person writes very good books and he has a formula that steve quotes here about each time a new administration or a new general or a new state department representative arise in afghanistan how does the formula go steve.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Musharraf has been the boss for many years now but he has a rival benazir bhutto the daughter of a dead prime minister president of pakistan and she enters the scene spectacularly she came through new york on her way to pakistan you know very well yes and celebrated books many tv's sponsor many tv specials on benazir bhutto and she goes to pakistan to campaign for the presidency to lead a party to dislodge moucharef now these army's not going to embrace this neither as isi because bhutto was talking about going in a different direction she is assassinated almost on camera in in late december of two thousand and seven is that the isi i think there's still an argument about that in a lot of pakistan they blame the taliban blame the taliban but the section of the taliban that is believed to have carried out the assassination according to several international investigations one informed by scotland yard detectives that section of the taliban has a complicated history with isi and the possibility that isi officers or former isi officers might have encouraged this is certainly there the you know the bigger policy picture is that the bush administration in the second term tried out two things to try to bring this conflict under control one we just talked about which was to do the drug war in afghanistan and that didn't work and the other was to bring benazir bhutto pervez musharraf together as liberal relatively secular allies who would strengthen the the modernizing forces in pakistani politics against the radicals but with when when benazir bhutto was assassinated that plan fell apart and very shortly thereafter moucharef was forced from office because of growing rice medical ism and violence inside pakistan so it was a very dark period condoleeza rice as secretary of state the second bush term and she has an assistant elliot cone we've all spoken with elliot cohen he's a colorful person he writes very good books and he has a formula that steve quotes here about each time a new administration or a new general or a new state department representative arise in afghanistan how does the formula go steve well he he he comes he advises condie rights are getting a lot of happy talk.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Possible face on it but it no it's this is a fundamentally record of failure appreciate article you wrote in december you said that the the people who survive are those who learn how to manipulate mr trump's vanity his hatred his sensitivities and and that's how you have to deal with him do you think that mike pompeo will be better at that he's a he's clearly establish some sort of report with him he is a politician which means you have to do that you've got to have some manipulative skills and let's face it it's not that hard to redoubled trump and it's not that hard to feed trump the kind of things that he likes so yeah i think pompeo will be a lot better at it the question is what's what is the larger price we pay for a cabinet that consists exclusively of sycophants even if they're manipulative sycophants and we'll be watching mr cohen i appreciate speaking this you thank you elliot cohen is a former adviser to republican secretary of state condoleeza rice we reached him in washington dc and rex tillerson of course is only the latest trump administration official to have been fired or to have called it quits here are some of the names on that list jon mcentee gary cohn hope hicks rob porter omarosa manigault newman dina powell tom price sebastian gorka steve bannon rights prebus anthony scaramucci walter shaab michael short sean spicer james komi michael dub key katie walsh mike flynn garrett lansing robin townley caroline wiles oh and sally yates.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Donald trump has fired his top diplomat secretary of state rex tillerson reportedly found out today when the us president announced the news in a tweet it couldn't have come as much surprise however the policy rift between the two men was well known and there was that time that mr tillerson called mr trump a quote moron this afternoon rex tillerson spoke to the media here's part of what he had to say close by thanking all for the privilege of serving beside you for the last fourteen months importantly to the three hundred plus million americans thank you for your devotion to a free and open society to acts of kindness toward one another to honesty and the quiet hard work that you do every day to support this government with your tax dollars all of us we know want to leave this place is a better place for the next generation i'll now return to private life it's a private citizen as a proud american proud of the few had to serve my country god bless all of you god bless the american people god bless america going us secretary of state rex tillerson speaking to the media today after he was fired by donald trump elliot cohen served as an advisor condoleeza rice when she was secretary of state we reached him in washington dc mystic owen what do you think finally pushed donald trump over the edge to fire rex tillerson the truth is i don't know and i don't think anybody can no he's he's not a man who acts in a calculated way it's been very clear for quite a while that he didn't care for tillerson he'd i think quite clearly in november was trying to get him.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on WDRC
"They lie do you about obamacare because they got the exact reaction you still support them on it you still have political idolatry for the person who spent a period of years lying to you about your health care right president obama's deal deified he lied you about your health care to them and so they just at laugh base have laughed when we can tell these people anything we can lie to them we can betray them we can do every they don't care and because of that they believe the your stupid well an eight it's eight if we get to a point again and it makes me wonder whether it's oprah or not and 2020 for the left if they're looking at someone from outside saying okay let's get on or now somebody else from business were hollywood or whatever it might be i i don't know that there's any other road for them than find somebody who was purely adored at least on the surface bright rather that that that's that's how lost they are sheikh she continues yarn says after the fake news he said um uh uh since a surprise when the country's been subjected to attempts to de legitimize his election by blaming fake news for tricking voters into supporting him or a a year long obsession still noticeably unsubstantiated with the idea that he conspired with the russians to steal the election from hillary clinton referred people desperately attempt to keep the electoral college from voting for him being a uh we've been told that the damaging information from intelligence agencies would keep them from being inaugurated and that we should oust him via the 25th amendment among those drug means to accept the fact that the american people elected trump in 2016 the twentyfifth amendment has been a goto fantasy for awhile particularly among those who strongly disliked trump's less inter uh venture list worn policy elliot cohen reach for it in the first week of the presidency washington post columnist kathleen parker waited until february 10th to say that the cabinet should use the amendments prevision since trump is so incompetent or not quite right that he poses a threat while and so in a we see what's going on here but it's not gonna work in the 25th amendment is a fantasy but everything that the.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The cia director who is reported to beat him on tap to take rex tillerson's place i mean all he knows washington he knows how to manage a bureaucracy will he be able to to be that kind of secretary state that will be efficient i mean we see supplement that donald trump listen to clearly he didn't listen to rex tillerson look the inner there yet sometimes people in the press talk about debt who is loyalty to trump and who's not nobody's actually loyalty to trump is a human being because he's not the kind of human being who contract loyalty there are people were better at manipulating him and people were worst tillerson was terrible added pump peio an all the evidence seems to be at standing at manipulating him icon phar state department cancer and our george w bush currently the director of the strategic studies park on a johns hopkins university thanks so much you're welcome all right we are going to bring an appears michelle kalama now she's been listening to that conversation she covers the state department high michelle hi good morning do you get the sense president trump and his advisors are unhappy with secretary tillerson's performance i guess that's an understatement he yeah i mean they're certainly not doing anything to push back against this idea that he's going to be out soon and that trump is unhappy with him and you know tillerson has been on the losing side have plenty of policy disputes from the paris climate change deal to iran even on north korea where tillerson was supposedly the lead in keeping open diplomatic channels the president's wants tweeted that tillerson is wasting his time so we just heard elliot cohen there talk about the fact that tillerson's been unable to fill these key positions at the state department just based on your conversations with state department employees what's moral like there well morale is low i mean i you know even the state department spokesperson has acknowledged that there is a morale problem officials blame it mostly on the secrecy surrounding tillerson's reform plans but it is more than that it's about how he runs the building and also that be he in the white house haven't been on the same page on on some of these key appointment and that's been a problem that he's.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"A it the chinese are interested i think in kind of pushing us out of east asia uh they clearly think of themselves as having a kind of regional hegemonic uh position that's at odds with ours and then so it's it's difficult to begin with a trump in his own way of course makes it worse when you begin loose talk about saying while we're going to slap a trade sanctions on any country the trades with north korea well that includes china in a in a very big way in a really big way and and again it'll be it's a threat which will undoubtedly proved to be hollow and the us economy really could not function without its trade relations with china right now what you think is an all those apple phones uh precisely and end it again part of the damage that this president may do is to a global free trading order which we helped build them just look at the way he goes on these tirades about free trade agreements with korea or nafta um and in of the relatively benign world that we inhabit with incredible prosperity and ability to go places uh the openness that we have all benefited from this is not a natural order this was something that was built by generations of american statesman democrats and republicans since world war two and it can be destroyed and donald trump is doing his level best we're talking with elliot cohen i'm tom ash brooke this is on point.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"The consequences will follow and you know this is the problem that president obama had with the red line in syria which turned out not to be a red line well trump is already done that i think in much bigger way of course he might also trigger a really large war on the korean peninsula which could be catastrophic not just killing hundreds of thousands of people of but probably igniting a wave of nuclear proliferation and really turning uh our our relationships in in east asia upside down so it's is another one of those cases where the fact that he he knew so little and has such little restraint in speaking about foreign policy gets us into trouble with both our allies and our enemies are you saying then that the us at this point has to accept a nucleararmed north korea i mean that is a mixed people pretty uneasy especially when north korea talks about hydrogen bombs intercontinental ballistic missiles reaching the united states and all the rest it it makes me very uneasy but if the stark alternatives that we face or do we are we willing to launch a preventive war not a preemptive war but preventive war we're going to attack them because we worry about them in longterm uh or do we fall back on some mixture of deterrence threats and day aid to south korea and japan and additional sanctions crafts with a view to uh putting the kind of pressure on the regime that would that might eventually help bring it down those are the the two unpalatable choices that we have and between those two choices i would reluctantly say i want the second i don't want a donald trump taking this country into a preventive war on the korean peninsula or look beyond north korea let's see coffers to fire in bangor maine suffiad you're on the air with elliot cohen.
"elliot cohen" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I have been surprised pit how quiet even cowardly the republican majority has been in congress uh the occasionally stand up and say you know you shouldn't fee people that way but they don't really act on it very much up the people who i do find a paying a lot of attention to our anti trump conservatives i'm thinking here of people like elliot cohen who was a good piece on the atlantic monthly's website today a michael gerson jennifer rubin charles krauthammer a lot of conservatives have been speaking up and saying you know trump is not acting like a conservative he seems ignorant and contemptuous of the constitution up he clearly is not someone with family values of the type american conservatives have talked about for decades up we have these white house officials talking like second rape mafiosi like scaramucci has recently up and these conservatives have do have a pretty powerful critique of trump and the people around him that i find illuminating because i'm not a conservative and i don't hold those conservative principles in the way that these these people do so those are the people and paying a lot of attention to right now what i'm looking for and haven't yet seen and if your heart callers have any i'd be interested up people on the left who are intelligently critiquing the democratic party and saying we can do better and this is how a been surprised at how quiet the democrats have been.