With everything going on here at home you can be forgiven for not focusing on what’s going on in Mariupol or Hong Kong. But what’s going on in those faraway places has a profound impact on us. For evidence of that truth, look no further than Wuhan. Or at the current price of gas.
I was very disappointed in Secretary Pompeo’s comments. Rather than providing a thoughtful commentary on the issues you placed before him, the Secretary chose to engage in rapid-fire campaign style rhetoric that was generally void of content and uninspiring. Should Secretary Pompeo wish to seek the Republican nomination for president, he’s going to have to develop a much better approach than simply recounting his self-proclaimed great job in the Trump administration.
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This was worth every minute of my time.
Exceptionally good conversation,honest,open,intelligent and objective .
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To all of you there,a happy Independence day
Mike Pompeo had some valid points, but I must confess I bristle at this hawkish disposition when there is so much domestically we need to work on.
Plus, where are our European allies? Why are we outspending them by orders of magnitude to support Ukraine when they have much more of an interest in protecting them and consequentially their own sovereignty￼? Our NATO allies have failed to pull their weight for decades, and it’s time to for them to meet the moment.￼￼
I just don’t think he suffers fools. He is a strong representative of the U.S.A. I really don’t think he’s so much hawkish as he is strong and exudes strength. With regard to the NATO ALLIES, they need a nudge to always pay what they’re suppose to. However, with what has happened in Ukraine, we sure saw GERMANY step up to the plate quick enough. Domestically, however, we’re up that famous creek without a paddle and Biden just drools in a cup and makes it worse.
Mike Pompeo is strong, calm and collected. I do hope he is a part of the next administration in any position or capacity.
What a great interview. ThanK you Bari. This is a guy who could be embraced by a lot of independents, despite his attachment to Trump. His views reflect the silent majority. I think he can win. His foreign policy record speaks for itself.
￼I’m simply pointing out that we have much better uses for $50 billion then dumping it into some corrupt country halfway around the world because we’re afraid Europe is going to fall back into continental conflict.
At this stage of the game, in my opinion, that’s Europe’s problem in Europe has long delayed in handling it. We can sell them weapons and train their soldiers all day, but they need to come up with the blood and treasure to defend their lands￼
Pompeo is dry as toast. Uncomfortable to hear him pitch an empty presidential suit.
Fantastic interview - I"m a fan of yours, and his.
Bari, I'm about to read this....but did a double take that you would interview Pompeo. So many on the left deplore anyone who worked in the last administration. Your site is God given. Thanks.
Admittedly I am on my way to listen to this. BARI - I found this … disturbing - riveting and need of AMERICAN COMMENT. More specifically, we already know there is going to be a global food shortage as a result of the new world order energy policy that underpins the Build Back Better agenda. We do not know the extent of the food deficit; however, we do know less food, perhaps much less food, is going to be available on a global basis.
We also know the majority voices, including the United States, within the NATO alliance have decided it is more important to follow the climate change policy than it is to feed people. [Africa Example] The U.K and Germany proposed trying to avoid further conflict by generating more food [source]. The U.S. and Canada have blocked the effort saying that maintaining the shift toward new western energy development is more important.
Maintaining the development of a new western energy system to drive economic activity is more urgent and important than the looming crisis of global famine. Accepting that reality, understanding the priorities as outlined, are the keys to understanding why the western alliance need the war with Russia
Hard to see why you thought interviewing this shallow pompous poof was a good idea. He's one of those people who's never succeeded at anything because he's not serious about anything.
Spectacular interview. Two smart, honest people respectfully debating and sharing their observations.
Bari, keep on showing people that politics is not, or should not be team sport if we are to keep our world from plummeting into a hell-hole.
Excellent conversation! Pompeo always impresses me. Thanks, Bari.
Dementia is the reason for our gas prices being insane, nothing else lefty (Bari). Stop being a parrot for the democrat party.