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Biden Tells Europeans in Munich that America Is ‘an Embarrassment’

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, The Washington Examiner

Name: The Washington Examiner


Joe Biden

Name: Joe Biden

Employment: The White House

Position: Vice president

Event location
Munich, Germany

Name: Munich, Germany


02/16/2019 04:19 pm
Tom (staff)
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rapidly changing world ░░░░░░░░ to families who are ░░░░░░░░ left behind you see ░░░░░░░░ same things in your ░░░░░░░░ as well this fun ░░░░░░░░ fourth industrial revolution is ░░░░░░░░ great anxiety and I ░░░░░░░░ it s part of ░░░░░░░░ reason for so much ░░░░░░░░ our and certainty but ░░░░░░░░ ranchers which I will ░░░░░░░░ go into today but ░░░░░░░░ fact of the matter ░░░░░░░░ the America I see ░░░░░░░░ not in wholesale retreat ░░░░░░░░ the interesting values into ░░░░░░░░ us time and again ░░░░░░░░ be willing to shoulder ░░░░░░░░ responsibility of leadership in ░░░░░░░░ twentieth century and we ░░░░░░░░ do that again we ░░░░░░░░ do that again the ░░░░░░░░ I see does not ░░░░░░░░ to turn our back ░░░░░░░░ the world for our ░░░░░░░░ our closest allies indeed ░░░░░░░░ American people understand that ░░░░░░░░ s only by working ░░░░░░░░ cooperation with our friends ░░░░░░░░ we are going to ░░░░░░░░ able to harness the ░░░░░░░░ of a rapidly changing ░░░░░░░░ to mitigate their downsides ░░░░░░░░ turn them to our ░░░░░░░░ advantage the America I ░░░░░░░░ I mean this is ░░░░░░░░ minutes of a bottom ░░░░░░░░ heart I think that ░░░░░░░░ why I m I ░░░░░░░░ assuming that s why ░░░░░░░░ many members of Congress ░░░░░░░░ here today America icy ░░░░░░░░ a free press democracy ░░░░░░░░ rule of law it ░░░░░░░░ up to the aggression ░░░░░░░░ dictators and again strong ░░░░░░░░ rule by coercion corruption ░░░░░░░░ violence oligarchs of the ░░░░░░░░ weapon in the arsenal ░░░░░░░░ these folks the America ░░░░░░░░ see values basic human ░░░░░░░░ not snatching children from ░░░░░░░░ parents are turning our ░░░░░░░░ on refugees at our ░░░░░░░░ America s no that ░░░░░░░░ not right the American ░░░░░░░░ understand please because it ░░░░░░░░ sense that I m ░░░░░░░░ Battersea the American people ░░░░░░░░ overwhelmingly that that s ░░░░░░░░ right that s not ░░░░░░░░ we are and when ░░░░░░░░ leads by example home ░░░░░░░░ extend our moral authority ░░░░░░░░ lead a broad the ░░░░░░░░ people understand that as ░░░░░░░░ so that s why ░░░░░░░░ re such it on ░░░░░░░░ much upset in America ░░░░░░░░ this what I call ░░░░░░░░ the the struggle for ░░░░░░░░ s soul it goes ░░░░░░░░ a single issue goes ░░░░░░░░ who we are what ░░░░░░░░ stand for America s ░░░░░░░░ not merely by the ░░░░░░░░ of our power but ░░░░░░░░ the power of our ░░░░░░░░ the example were said ░░░░░░░░ I should stop the ░░░░░░░░ I see doesn t ░░░░░░░░ the self defeating tariffs ░░░░░░░░ trade wars that are ░░░░░░░░ way America was built ░░░░░░░░ innovation and creativity we ░░░░░░░░ to be treated fairly ░░░░░░░░ there is no one ░░░░░░░░ the world anywhere in ░░░░░░░░ world that we re ░░░░░░░░ to compete with if ░░░░░░░░ this close to a ░░░░░░░░ playing field no where ░░░░░░░░ s who we are ░░░░░░░░ we define ourselves the ░░░░░░░░ I she doesn t ░░░░░░░░ cry the science of ░░░░░░░░ changing climate or deny ░░░░░░░░ truth that s in ░░░░░░░░ of our eyes America ░░░░░░░░ the mares I misspoke ░░░░░░░░ that of of I 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I ░░░░░░░░ it doesn t come ░░░░░░░░ the wrong way but ░░░░░░░░ believe the world still ░░░░░░░░ us to fill you ░░░░░░░░ count on the United ░░░░░░░░ to do this because ░░░░░░░░ simple reason it is ░░░░░░░░ in our self interest ░░░░░░░░ in the self interest ░░░░░░░░ the United States of ░░░░░░░░ is beyond me noble ░░░░░░░░ beyond being generous it ░░░░░░░░ in our self interest ░░░░░░░░ it is in yours ░░░░░░░░ respectfully suggest after World ░░░░░░░░ two we made investments ░░░░░░░░ security and prosperity the ░░░░░░░░ prosperity of our allies ░░░░░░░░ return benefits to us ░░░░░░░░ times over new markets ░░░░░░░░ our products new new ░░░░░░░░ to be complex global ░░░░░░░░ new allies to deter ░░░░░░░░ and to fight with ░░░░░░░░ if in fact deterrence ░░░░░░░░ and it s still ░░░░░░░░ today when terrorist organizations ░░░░░░░░ the safety American citizens ░░░░░░░░ able to ensure our ░░░░░░░░ security because we do ░░░░░░░░ fight them alone we ░░░░░░░░ them with you our ░░░░░░░░ closest allies and partners ░░░░░░░░ outbreaks of disease ravage ░░░░░░░░ in African other parts ░░░░░░░░ the world and spread ░░░░░░░░ borders we contain them ░░░░░░░░ effectively and efficiently because ░░░░░░░░ coordinate with you we ░░░░░░░░ doctors we said nurses ░░░░░░░░ Quitman a life saving ░░░░░░░░ and medicines when the ░░░░░░░░ sees when one autocrat ░░░░░░░░ to chip away at ░░░░░░░░ faith in our institutions ░░░░░░░░ in our elections we ░░░░░░░░ a unified front to ░░░░░░░░ to defend democratic values ░░░░░░░░ re the very foundation ░░░░░░░░ our security prosperity in ░░░░░░░░ position in the world ░░░░░░░░ this is all about ░░░░░░░░ s going on is ░░░░░░░░ undermine confidence in democratic ░░░░░░░░ that s the game ░░░░░░░░ s what s at ░░░░░░░░ when people are worried ░░░░░░░░ concerned about their futures ░░░░░░░░ and gentleman when a ░░░░░░░░ legally takes a neighbor ░░░░░░░░ territory and violates arms ░░░░░░░░ treaties that have been ░░░░░░░░ pillar of our common ░░░░░░░░ for three decades we ░░░░░░░░ can down the flagrant ░░░░░░░░ of international norms strength ░░░░░░░░ both of our military ░░░░░░░░ on our part our ░░░░░░░░ unity and I m ░░░░░░░░ proud I m so ░░░░░░░░ at the coalition was ░░░░░░░░ together here in Europe ░░░░░░░░ respond to the aggression ░░░░░░░░ Russia in Ukraine so ░░░░░░░░ is the core of ░░░░░░░░ Danity the very character ░░░░░░░░ the American spirit and ░░░░░░░░ own self interest I ░░░░░░░░ you I promise you ░░░░░░░░ my mother would say ░░░░░░░░ too shall pass we ░░░░░░░░ be back we will ░░░░░░░░ back don t have ░░░░░░░░ doubt about of course ░░░░░░░░ me back doesn t ░░░░░░░░ going backwards simply returning ░░░░░░░░ the policies now ill ░░░░░░░░ to forward March of ░░░░░░░░ challenges or failing to ░░░░░░░░ from our mistakes we ░░░░░░░░ leadership that sees what ░░░░░░░░ coming over the horizon ░░░░░░░░ take steps to expand ░░░░░░░░ strengthen our capacity and ░░░░░░░░ meet any danger the ░░░░░░░░ that underpin this conference ░░░░░░░░ Europe whole free and ░░░░░░░░ peace the North Atlantic ░░░░░░░░ organization committed to collective ░░░░░░░░ in the one question ░░░░░░░░ of the attack on ░░░░░░░░ is an attack on ░░░░░░░░ which is a sacred ░░░░░░░░ that we all made ░░░░░░░░ sacred commitment we all ░░░░░░░░ made those were revolutionary ░░░░░░░░ that our parents and ░░░░░░░░ grandparents may it took ░░░░░░░░ to walk away from ░░░░░░░░ world as it is ░░░░░░░░ band mired in conflict ░░░░░░░░ by rivalries and take ░░░░░░░░ towards a world as ░░░░░░░░ might be it took ░░░░░░░░ to do that now ░░░░░░░░ must once again some ░░░░░░░░ the vision to make ░░░░░░░░ decisions about how to ░░░░░░░░ the world for the ░░░░░░░░ fifty years and more ░░░░░░░░ needs to be updated ░░░░░░░░ modernized to keep a ░░░░░░░░ and United I think ░░░░░░░░ starts with investing more ░░░░░░░░ our alliance so we ░░░░░░░░ better equipped to take ░░░░░░░░ the existing threats that ░░░░░░░░ face and those on ░░░░░░░░ horizon but it won ░░░░░░░░ be enough to simply ░░░░░░░░ NATO as it is ░░░░░░░░ need to make it ░░░░░░░░ expand our capacities to ░░░░░░░░ me threats including those ░░░░░░░░ to this century and ░░░░░░░░ of that has to ░░░░░░░░ looking for opportunities to ░░░░░░░░ with democratic partners beyond ░░░░░░░░ America and beyond Europe ░░░░░░░░ free world is going ░░░░░░░░ be called upon to ░░░░░░░░ more than ever before ░░░░░░░░ on the new challenges ░░░░░░░░ cyberspace addressing technologies like ░░░░░░░░ intelligence involve more rapidly ░░░░░░░░ everyone ever thought they ░░░░░░░░ Connery new weapons of ░░░░░░░░ information that s gonna ░░░░░░░░ all of us everyone ░░░░░░░░ us that s why ░░░░░░░░ the trans Atlantic partnership ░░░░░░░░ its core we knew ░░░░░░░░ need we need in ░░░░░░░░ view to reach out ░░░░░░░░ our partners in East ░░░░░░░░ to fortify the collective ░░░░░░░░ we share I need ░░░░░░░░ integrate our friends in ░░░░░░░░ American African reinvigorate the ░░░░░░░░ community of democracies and ░░░░░░░░ have thus far just ░░░░░░░░ NATO enable the United ░░░░░░░░ in Europe to lead ░░░░░░░░ twentieth century reforms expanded ░░░░░░░░ capacity should give us ░░░░░░░░ tools we need to ░░░░░░░░ on the looming challenges ░░░░░░░░ the 20 first century ░░░░░░░░ can do this it ░░░░░░░░ not beyond our capacity ░░░░░░░░ can once more take ░░░░░░░░ towards the world as ░░░░░░░░ might be indeed quite ░░░░░░░░ as it must be ░░░░░░░░ future generations route to ░░░░░░░░ the dividends of peace ░░░░░░░░ and prosperity world the ░░░░░░░░ radical action to address ░░░░░░░░ change that impacts will ░░░░░░░░ on every single human ░░░░░░░░ on this planet a ░░░░░░░░ that such a level ░░░░░░░░ field for global trade ░░░░░░░░ inequities that increasingly is ░░░░░░░░ our societies and prepares ░░░░░░░░ dislocations that will continue ░░░░░░░░ see as technology changes ░░░░░░░░ nature of work overall ░░░░░░░░ with decency and dignity ░░░░░░░░ together address xcelerated in ░░░░░░░░ of migration humanitarian crises ░░░░░░░░ they re not going ░░░░░░░░ and are going to ░░░░░░░░ to impact all of ░░░░░░░░ nations all of our ░░░░░░░░ s I just was ░░░░░░░░ by the president Congress ░░░░░░░░ Columbia to meet with ░░░░░░░░ after he met with ░░░░░░░░ president we were unable ░░░░░░░░ because I was coming ░░░░░░░░ and he was going ░░░░░░░░ New York and we ░░░░░░░░ a long conversation we ░░░░░░░░ all be looking not ░░░░░░░░ at Columbia and the ░░░░░░░░ that migration is has ░░░░░░░░ consequence of the dissolution ░░░░░░░░ of and my view ░░░░░░░░ Venezuela this is a ░░░░░░░░ is a worldwide responsibility ░░░░░░░░ as with the migration ░░░░░░░░ here in Europe for ░░░░░░░░ s not any one ░░░░░░░░ s responsibility overall the ░░░░░░░░ only champions democracy in ░░░░░░░░ contest of ideas but ░░░░░░░░ on the on the ░░░░░░░░ delivers on the promise ░░░░░░░░ democratic governance to improve ░░░░░░░░ future rooting out corruption ░░░░░░░░ strangle the rule of ░░░░░░░░ and stymied democratic to ░░░░░░░░ to benefit their citizens ░░░░░░░░ while undermining democratic legitimacy ░░░░░░░░ s the world that ░░░░░░░░ see a normas possibilities ░░░░░░░░ achieving it I think ░░░░░░░░ t urgent task that ░░░░░░░░ wait our grandparents in ░░░░░░░░ why the hell should ░░░░░░░░ why if this is ░░░░░░░░ going to be measured ░░░░░░░░ hundred years from now ░░░░░░░░ of those inflection points ░░░░░░░░ world history I don ░░░░░░░░ know what will measure ░░░░░░░░ to that definition as ░░░░░░░░ said the world as ░░░░░░░░ see it has enormous ░░░░░░░░ in achieving isn t ░░░░░░░░ task so we have ░░░░░░░░ join together and meet ░░░░░░░░ call to leadership head ░░░░░░░░ to honor our commitments ░░░░░░░░ one another we can ░░░░░░░░ be divided not in ░░░░░░░░ country s and not ░░░░░░░░ and among our countries ░░░░░░░░ the first if the ░░░░░░░░ our trees lining Collines ░░░░░░░░ a far Terry powers ░░░░░░░░ rush into shape world ░░░░░░░░ to their interest not ░░░░░░░░ not ours to have ░░░░░░░░ work harder isn t ░░░░░░░░ the work we do ░░░░░░░░ in Munich in London ░░░░░░░░ Washington the United Nations ░░░░░░░░ that the daily lives ░░░░░░░░ our people in our ░░░░░░░░ are more secure the ░░░░░░░░ people who I met ░░░░░░░░ across the United States ░░░░░░░░ may feel disconnected and ░░░░░░░░ counters ignored left behind ░░░░░░░░ still believe as I ░░░░░░░░ and I mean this ░░░░░░░░ promise you they still ░░░░░░░░ as I do in ░░░░░░░░ core values enshrined in ░░░░░░░░ alliances and the believe ░░░░░░░░ are worse defending because ░░░░░░░░ re smart enough to ░░░░░░░░ it s in their ░░░░░░░░ naked self interest as ░░░░░░░░ I m not going ░░░░░░░░ give up on the ░░░░░░░░ United States will never ░░░░░░░░ up on our end ░░░░░░░░ up on our allies ░░░░░░░░ need you and I ░░░░░░░░ you think you need ░░░░░░░░ thank you very much ░░░░░░░░ listening Mister vice president ░░░░░░░░ you we needed to ░░░░░░░░ that speech thank you ░░░░░░░░ much you and I ░░░░░░░░ a brief discussion about ░░░░░░░░ behind 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hyperbole ░░░░░░░░ each of these requires ░░░░░░░░ reaching out getting some ░░░░░░░░ to be able act ░░░░░░░░ a community not just ░░░░░░░░ a single nation and ░░░░░░░░ know NATO has always ░░░░░░░░ the platform from which ░░░░░░░░ ve been able as ░░░░░░░░ States and individual European ░░░░░░░░ and Europe United to ░░░░░░░░ to whatever the crisis ░░░░░░░░ you know we are ░░░░░░░░ you know and there ░░░░░░░░ a way to deal ░░░░░░░░ is not always easy ░░░░░░░░ know all these crises ░░░░░░░░ each of our country ░░░░░░░░ differently some more acutely ░░░░░░░░ others the fact is ░░░░░░░░ and sometimes it s ░░░░░░░░ to generate a consensus ░░░░░░░░ I m looking at ░░░░░░░░ Kerry he generated a ░░░░░░░░ in Europe on Iran ░░░░░░░░ significant significant agreement standing ░░░░░░░░ to Russian aggression in ░░░░░░░░ which I spent the ░░░░░░░░ part of my career ░░░░░░░░ I see the woman ░░░░░░░░ spent most of the ░░░░░░░░ dealing with me the ░░░░░░░░ devil she had to ░░░░░░░░ an awful lot of ░░░░░░░░ with me in dealing ░░░░░░░░ making sure we had ░░░░░░░░ a consensus in Europe ░░░░░░░░ was an automatic initially ░░░░░░░░ we deal with Russian ░░░░░░░░ by what we did ░░░░░░░░ impose sanctions and you ░░░░░░░░ building a call of ░░░░░░░░ global coalition to defeat ░░░░░░░░ it wasn t just ░░░░░░░░ know so you know ░░░░░░░░ I I think Nick ░░░░░░░░ it s about not ░░░░░░░░ nostalgic about what we ░░░░░░░░ but I understand how ░░░░░░░░ why we did it ░░░░░░░░ did it through really ░░░░░░░░ serious coordination and disagreement ░░░░░░░░ N N sometimes consensus ░░░░░░░░ sometimes it was really ░░░░░░░░ but we didn t ░░░░░░░░ it in public you ░░░░░░░░ I had a dad ░░░░░░░░ I I I have ░░░░░░░░ brothers and a sister ░░░░░░░░ dad s absolute maximum ░░░░░░░░ you re never allowed ░░░░░░░░ disagree with your brother ░░░░░░░░ sisters in public you ░░░░░░░░ fight like hell at ░░░░░░░░ but never in public ░░░░░░░░ we used to have ░░░░░░░░ disagreements and we did ░░░░░░░░ among ourselves into we ░░░░░░░░ out the approach we ░░░░░░░░ to use but today ░░░░░░░░ of I think a ░░░░░░░░ of leadership coming from ░░░░░░░░ other side of the ░░░░░░░░ we we find ourselves ░░░░░░░░ a different place it ░░░░░░░░ uncomfortable right let me ░░░░░░░░ about Russia because you ░░░░░░░░ a lot of your ░░░░░░░░ in the Senate and ░░░░░░░░ vice president focused on ░░░░░░░░ and you seen the ░░░░░░░░ and downs in that ░░░░░░░░ right now you couldn ░░░░░░░░ have done in our ░░░░░░░░ he attacked our election ░░░░░░░░ two thousand sixteen as ░░░░░░░░ act that s a ░░░░░░░░ the Dutch French and ░░░░░░░░ elections in two thousand ░░░░░░░░ they re continuing their ░░░░░░░░ operations against us the ░░░░░░░░ Crimea they also they ░░░░░░░░ occupy the Donbass they ░░░░░░░░ Georgia there preying on ░░░░░░░░ Baltic countries how do ░░░░░░░░ both contain a refortified ░░░░░░░░ containerized check in in ░░░░░░░░ but also we re ░░░░░░░░ have to deal with ░░░░░░░░ on Iran in the ░░░░░░░░ Afghanistan North Korea what ░░░░░░░░ the balance in our ░░░░░░░░ with Russia well first ░░░░░░░░ all I think we ░░░░░░░░ to be explicit in ░░░░░░░░ response and make clear ░░░░░░░░ Russia that there s ░░░░░░░░ price to pay for ░░░░░░░░ transgressions of international norms ░░░░░░░░ and and I think ░░░░░░░░ have to we have ░░░░░░░░ be straightforward about and ░░░░░░░░ had to be prepared ░░░░░░░░ take certain actions for ░░░░░░░░ we have to strip ░░░░░░░░ alliance by which we ░░░░░░░░ in NATO did as ░░░░░░░░ two meetings ago that ░░░░░░░░ establishing virtually continuous air ░░░░░░░░ and sea presence on ░░░░░░░░ s eastern perimeter but ░░░░░░░░ goes beyond that I ░░░░░░░░ we have to make ░░░░░░░░ clear that partners outside ░░░░░░░░ NATO like Georgia and ░░░░░░░░ we have to help ░░░░░░░░ everywhere we can to ░░░░░░░░ them become more resilient ░░░░░░░░ Russia s maligned in ░░░░░░░░ and you know I ░░░░░░░░ to be explicit the ░░░░░░░░ m not concerned about ░░░░░░░░ influence in Europe alone ░░░░░░░░ m very concerned about ░░░░░░░░ influence in the United ░░░░░░░░ of America it s ░░░░░░░░ it s consequential and ░░░░░░░░ would check the non ░░░░░░░░ it can cause us ░░░░░░░░ great difficulty especially the ░░░░░░░░ when they re such ░░░░░░░░ so much uncertainty on ░░░░░░░░ economy because the world ░░░░░░░░ changing so rapidly it ░░░░░░░░ so easy to demagogue ░░░░░░░░ changes are taking place ░░░░░░░░ blaming the other by ░░░░░░░░ ourselves into the situation ░░░░░░░░ divide ourselves and so ░░░░░░░░ know I I I ░░░░░░░░ we have to reduce ░░░░░░░░ vulnerabilities as well you ░░░░░░░░ we could be doing ░░░░░░░░ great deal more on ░░░░░░░░ cyber we could be ░░░░░░░░ to a great deal ░░░░░░░░ both at home and ░░░░░░░░ in dealing with everything ░░░░░░░░ guaranteeing our undersea capability ░░░░░░░░ well as space I ░░░░░░░░ there s a lot ░░░░░░░░ things that we should ░░░░░░░░ to the time doesn ░░░░░░░░ permit me to speak ░░░░░░░░ but the bottom line ░░░░░░░░ all this is it ░░░░░░░░ to me that we ░░░░░░░░ to just acknowledge straight ░░░░░░░░ Russia is a malign ░░░░░░░░ but that doesn t ░░░░░░░░ we should not be ░░░░░░░░ for opportunities to make ░░░░░░░░ with Russia were there ░░░░░░░░ there s a mutual ░░░░░░░░ and by the way ░░░░░░░░ don t think we ░░░░░░░░ give up on the ░░░░░░░░ people I don t ░░░░░░░░ we should give up ░░░░░░░░ the Russian people they ░░░░░░░░ a kleptocracy that is ░░░░░░░░ them at this point ░░░░░░░░ there s trade offs ░░░░░░░░ bargains being made by ░░░░░░░░ leadership in order to ░░░░░░░░ to keep the population ░░░░░░░░ can I well not ░░░░░░░░ the population have much ░░░░░░░░ what it wants but ░░░░░░░░ know what I think ░░░░░░░░ maintaining a qualitative edge ░░░░░░░░ Russia an undersea technology ░░░░░░░░ and a whole range ░░░░░░░░ other things so but ░░░░░░░░ walking away from the ░░░░░░░░ of working on strategic ░░░░░░░░ control so we ought ░░░░░░░░ be able to walk ░░░░░░░░ chew gum at the ░░░░░░░░ time we have we ░░░░░░░░ been able to do ░░░░░░░░ in the past Richard ░░░░░░░░ led the effort you ░░░░░░░░ I I mean this ░░░░░░░░ surely in terms of ░░░░░░░░ with Russia in terms ░░░░░░░░ strategic Dr we were ░░░░░░░░ to we had great ░░░░░░░░ than it was a ░░░░░░░░ Union so look I ░░░░░░░░ again I don t ░░░░░░░░ we should give up ░░░░░░░░ up on the Russian ░░░░░░░░ I think we have ░░░░░░░░ keep Briggs investing in ░░░░░░░░ from student exchanges to ░░░░░░░░ whole range of issues ░░░░░░░░ let the Russian people ░░░░░░░░ that that the future ░░░░░░░░ over here not there ░░░░░░░░ have time for one ░░░░░░░░ question I thought one ░░░░░░░░ the most interesting parts ░░░░░░░░ your speech was when ░░░░░░░░ say we can t ░░░░░░░░ back to the old ░░░░░░░░ we got to build ░░░░░░░░ new NATO and you ░░░░░░░░ right and that s ░░░░░░░░ even to unite our ░░░░░░░░ Asian allies and our ░░░░░░░░ allies not no formal ░░░░░░░░ alliance but in political ░░░░░░░░ cause and here s ░░░░░░░░ question because it seems ░░░░░░░░ the Russians and Chinese ░░░░░░░░ a lot of self ░░░░░░░░ in themselves in the ░░░░░░░░ model a lot of ░░░░░░░░ critique us the Americans ░░░░░░░░ say you ve lost ░░░░░░░░ self confidence that Truman ░░░░░░░░ Eisenhower and Kennedy and ░░░░░░░░ and Barack Obama had ░░░░░░░░ do you respond to ░░░░░░░░ and is that a ░░░░░░░░ that our biggest challenge ░░░░░░░░ think first of all ░░░░░░░░ got to stop treating ░░░░░░░░ like a protection racket ░░░░░░░░ is the way we ░░░░░░░░ doing it now NATO ░░░░░░░░ based on this on ░░░░░░░░ on core values democratic ░░░░░░░░ is shared values and ░░░░░░░░ commitment each other we ░░░░░░░░ used to talk about ░░░░░░░░ this was important and ░░░░░░░░ and we have to ░░░░░░░░ taking NATO for granted ░░░░░░░░ know it s it ░░░░░░░░ it s strange I ░░░░░░░░ as I ve traveled ░░░░░░░░ Europe which I ve ░░░░░░░░ a lot over the ░░░░░░░░ twelve to fifteen years ░░░░░░░░ there almost seems in ░░░░░░░░ of your countries the ░░░░░░░░ that we don t ░░░░░░░░ to work so well ░░░░░░░░ don t have to ░░░░░░░░ worried about we we ░░░░░░░░ don t have much ░░░░░░░░ be worried about the ░░░░░░░░ of matters with a ░░░░░░░░ to be worried about ░░░░░░░░ to be worried about ░░░░░░░░ s almost like we ░░░░░░░░ taken for granted a ░░░░░░░░ that s provided such ░░░░░░░░ stability that we don ░░░░░░░░ have to do anything ░░░░░░░░ with it two in ░░░░░░░░ continue that same stability ░░░░░░░░ so in the interest ░░░░░░░░ time what I d ░░░░░░░░ everybody do here is ░░░░░░░░ dot clues articles and ░░░░░░░░ s in the Harvard ░░░░░░░░ of the Harvard publications ░░░░░░░░ which seventy an alliance ░░░░░░░░ crisis is worth the ░░░░░░░░ Mr vice president thank ░░░░░░░░ for your years of ░░░░░░░░ to the alliance and ░░░░░░░░ faith in us and ░░░░░░░░ for being with us ░░░░░░░░ we appreciate
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