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John Agresto Says Obama Was Too Idealistic in Dealing With Middle East [AUDIO]

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EDITOR’S NOTE, 3:20p, October 9, 2012:

The Heritage Foundation states that John Agresto is not associated with the Heritage Foundation. KFYO News regrets the error.


On the Tuesday edition of the Chad Hasty Show, John Agresto, former Bush Administration official, of the Heritage Foundation talked with Chad about how unsuccessful President Obama’s foreign policy has been in the Middle East.

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Agresto spent a number of years in the Middle East, and while he went there in support of the war, he says now he has little hope that things will ever change there. Argesto went of to chastise the Obama administration for their approach to the unrest in the Middle East, saying that they were too idealistic and handling the region with “kid gloves” was the wrong approach.

I don’t think this administration had it’s eyes open. I also think the Bush administration was, even though I was a senior part of it, a little too idealistic and a little too “Pollyanna-ish” about what was going to go on there. I don’t think we understand the threats to our way of life and the dislike of how we live and what we stand for over there.

One of the most recent example of unrest was the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Lybia. Agresto revealed that Benghazi has been a hotbed of terrorist activity for a number of years, and the thought that the administration would not send more protection to the embassy there is “inconceivable.”

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