• We go over, we decapitate their armies. Their armies are wiped out. They have weak armies, it is a corrupt society anyway, I mean, it's totally corrupt what is going on over there. We then leave in Iran which has fought for years back and forth, back and forth, because they were basically of equal strength, well, now they are not. Iran will come in and they will take over Iraq, within two seconds after we leave, forget it, it is not even a contest.

    Sean, I hear they are already starting. I don't even think they have to fire a bullet, because to be honest with you, I hear they are already making great political inroads in Iraq. So, within about two minutes after we leave, Iran is going to come off, take over Iraq. But they are going to take the oil. So, they are going to have the second best oilfields in the world, second biggest oilfields in the world that we made possible with our soldiers, thousands of people dead, wounded and 1.5 -- less importantly, $1.5 trillion.

    So, I said very simply that if it is me, we take the oil. You know, in the old days, when you win a country, you win a country. Now with our stupid people, we win a country, we lose money, we lose soldiers, we lose lives and then we leave.

    HANNITY: How about a minimum that they pay for their liberation?

    TRUMP: Look.

    HANNITY: At a minimum.

    TRUMP: At a minimum, they pay us back the 1.5 trillion. That's at a minimum.



    HANNITY: And welcome back to "Hannity."

    Here now is more of my interview with possible presidential candidate, Donald Trump.


    HANNITY:  Iran, the nuclear threat is real. The way our relationship with Israel is strained. I think we are getting to a point where the Iranian nuclear facilities have got to be taken out at some point, difficult job. If the Israelis, if you are president, the Israelis see the need that they for the national security got to take it out. Would you support them? Do you think it is in our best geographic, political interests to do so?

    TRUMP: Well, first of all, I was the ground marshal of the Israeli Day Parade, 10 years ago when believe me, it was dangerous because there was a little war going on and a lot of problems. And I walked down Fifth Avenue. And Jewish friends of mine still remember that day. I have a park named after me in Israel that I donated. And I'm a big fan of Israel. I will say this, I don't understand, I have so many Jewish friends that are big Obama fans. And they are supporting Obama and giving tremendous amounts, wealthy guys, live in New York, wealthy, hedge funds, real estate guys. They are supporting Obama.

    HANNITY: Why?

    TRUMP: Obama is terrible for Israel. He's terrible for Israel.

    HANNITY: I agree.

    TRUMP: You know, it is interesting with too Obama if you look at Wisconsin. He made a pledge that he was going to March in Wisconsin. He was going to put on his walking shoes and march with those teachers.

    Where is he? He's all talk. He's all talk. Unfortunately, he's also action but it's always the wrong action.

    HANNITY: All right. Let's talk a little bit -- you mentioned recently that you are a Christian, that you go to church. How important is your faith to Donald Trump?

    TRUMP: Very important. I'm a Protestant, I'm a Presbyterian. Very important. I'm also busy and probably busier than I should be. But I am a Christian. I'm Protestant. I'm Presbyterian.

    HANNITY: Pro-life.

    TRUMP: I'm pro-life.

    HANNITY: Gay marriage, what do you stand?

    TRUMP: I'm against gay marriage. And, you know, not easy to do in New York, but I'm against. And I have changed views on different things over the years.

    HANNITY: Like?

    TRUMP: Well, like pro-life. I was sort of -- I have always torn by it. I was always torn by it. I'm very much, to take the other extreme, very much, very much in favor of the death penalty, especially for terrorists and especially for people that, you know killers that you see so many where the girls are being killed, and then they capture these guys. I'm so for the death penalty. And I think as far as terrorism is concerned, death penalty with a speedy trial.

    Look at the guy that knocked down the World Trade Center. They are still negotiating. I mean, last week I heard they are finally going to try him in a military camp, this after years. So he'll go for years and years, probably die of old age before they even try him. I'm for speedy, but fair trials, fair, but speedy trials, speedy.

    HANNITY: You support military tribunals over bringing him to New York?

    TRUMP: Absolutely.


    First of all, what is the purpose of bringing him into New York? You will have riots, you have this, you have that. You have the military. Our military is great. Another thing I'd do, I wouldn't cut the military. I would increase the military. We would have, with me, the strongest -- I hate when they say, we are going to cut the military. Why, because China is taking all our money? Because Colombia, little Columbia, they made $4 billion on us last year. Columbia in South America, fourth largest in South America, they made $4 billion.

    HANNITY: Who are past presidents that you admire most?

    TRUMP: Well, I really like and knew a little bit Ronald Reagan, and I really liked him. You know, not only his policies, smart guy and so much smarter, you know, I always sort of have to laugh to myself when people try and criticize that level of intelligence. And I loved his style. I loved what he represented. I said, there's our president.

    I would see him sometimes, he once gave a speech, I think it was at the Lincoln memorial. And he was dressed in a tuxedo. And I said, you know there's something to that. There's our president. I thought he represented something very special for this country.

    And it was a much more special time. What I loved also about him, was no games. When Jimmy Carter lost the hostages, when they were in Iran, they would still be there. And Reagan said, essentially, they will be back the first day -- they were let go the next day.

    HANNITY: They were afraid of them.

    TRUMP: Because as I say, it is the messenger. People say what would you do to OPEC? It's plenty you do. They wouldn't even be there if it wasn't for us, OK? So they say, what would you do? It is the messenger. You know, I have business people that I deal with all the time. I can send one guy into a room and then another guy into the room. Say this same thing, one guy comes back with the bacon the other doesn't, all the time. It's the messenger.

    HANNITY: You would drill on ANWR, you drill in the 48 states.