Trump: Whether You Like Saddam Hussein or Not, He Was Great at Killing Terrorists
KURTZ: "Russia has troops in Ukraine. Russia is propping up Assad in Syria. Do you want a friendly relationship with Russia or an adversarial one?"
TRUMP: "Let’s start off with Assad. First of all, we’re fighting Assad and we're fighting ISIS. And Assad is fighting ISIS. We don't know what a hell we are doing. We’ve got all these fights going on, and we don’t know what we’re doing. We have to do it one at the time. We have to get rid of ISIS, that's the most important. We have to do it faster, we have to do it powerfully and get it done. As far as Assad, you just wait. Russia is on the side of Assad, so is Iran and so are other people. I just think our first — the first thing we have to do is knock the hell out of ISIS. We worry about Assad. Assad is a bad guy, but you know what? The people that we’re backing might be worse. We’ve seen that between Libya and Iraq and all these people. We get rid of the so-called strong men or dictators or whatever you want to call them and it ends up being ten times worse. Look, had we spent zero dollars in Iraq and all of the places over there, we would have been in much better shape than we are right now. Right now the Middle East is a powder keg. Whether you like Saddam Hussein or not -- and who likes him -- he was great at one thing, he killed terrorists. There were no terrorists. They were executing terrorists on a daily basis. Now it’s the harbor of terrorism. You want to be a terrorist, go to Iraq. We have really messed up the Middle East."
KURTZ: "Let's talk about --"
TRUMP: "By the way, I think Russia can be a positive force and ally as opposed to always fighting with Russia."