The Friday Pre-Middle Eastern Trip Interviews, Part III: An Interview WithSaudi-owned Al Arabiya TV.
Stop The Peace
I think the major obstacle to peace is going to be the politics of both Palestinians and Israelis trying to take advantage of the difficult work that these two leaders are going to have to do to define a state; that’s what I think. I think that extremists, in some instances, will try to stop the peace.
Your Peace Pardner
One thing is, is that they know that they’ve got a good partner in peace in me.
I’m Going To Want To Know What I’m Doing
They’re going to want to know whether or not I’m going to push. And I’m going to want to know — and I’m going to tell them, yes, I am, but we expect you to be constructive players, too.
There Was Common Interests
There was common interests — common ground has been now recognized.
Rebellion In The Cerebellum
We’ll tell our — I’m sure the — our friends and allies will say, well, what are you going to do about it?
An Honest About It?
But they say that they need this program, and my answer is, is that if you need it, then why haven’t you been transparent and disclosed it, an honest about it?
Scratched The Record
And part of the trip is to tell people, yes, we’ve got — we are engaged to help you, if you want our help, to enhance security. And part of the trip is to tell people, yes, we’re engaged to help you, if you want our help, to enhance security.
The Secretaries Are Pissed
Now, look, nobody wants to be dictated to, and I’m certainly not going to do that.
Send A Common
And so I’ve spent a lot of time with allies in Europe, for example, convincing them of the importance of working together to send a common to the Iranian regime.
All You Got To Do
Keep going. All you got to do is ask; I’ll handle it.
We’ve sanctioned Syria, and I’m looking at different ways to keep sending a tough message, because so far, he has shown no willingness to be constructive on Lebanon or in dealing with a militant Hamas or in stopping suiciders from heading into Iraq.
There Is Other Leaders
And so, yes, I mean, he could try to wait me out, but there’s other leaders in the world that are as equally concerned as I am about Syria not letting the presidency go forward and really hurting this very important democracy in the Middle East.
And Syria is — has been — when we passed the resolution out of the United Nations, it worked.
And yet, as opposed to honoring the notion of staying out of — and to stop obstructing politics, Syria just has not been helpful at all.
There Is Other Countries
There’s other countries I won’t be going to either.
Murderers In Their Intentions
And in order to have a safe and secure society, the state has got to show that it can provide security for the people and not tolerate pockets of extreme radicals who are murderers in their intentions, and he did.
Therefore, part of our strategy is to get others to send the same message that I’ve consistently been sending to President Assad: If you want to be isolated, if you want to be — or if you want — you have a choice: Do you want to be isolated or a part of the world?
Too Many Suiciders
The average — you know, it’s still tough. There’s still too many suiciders, but the level of violence is declining.
I would give — if, in fact, Syria is trying to stop suiciders, I will give them credit, of course. I hope that’s the case. It’s certainly one way to begin to earn better relations with the United States, is to stop the exportation of suiciders who go kill innocent people.