• With: Ed Henry

    HENRY: Because if you -- because he pulled back on the vote. He is the one who went forward and said look --


    O'REILLY: Well he knew he was going to lose. But then he -- Putin pulled his chestnuts out.

    HENRY: Sure.

    O'REILLY: Do you think right now that the President know geez I got - - I got really hammered on that. Does he really believe that?

    HENRY: He knows deep down that the signal from the Hill is that he doesn't have a lot of juice left on one hand.

    O'REILLY: Ok.

    HENRY: On the other hand what he has got to worry about is that while he's gotten some good news from the Syria situation and that look, everybody pulled back. There are some diplomacy moving forward. There's not a lot of people around the world know who think this deal in Geneva is going to stick -- that he knows Putin.

    O'REILLY: All right so you believe that he knows that and he's not living in this bubble world where he think he's insensible.


    HENRY: Deep down absolutely.

    O'REILLY: Ok the final thing is that now the President we understand and you correct me if I'm wrong is that he may negotiate with Iran to get some kind of nuclear deal here which again if he could do that if Barack Obama could do that that would restore some of his foreign policy power, correct?

    HENRY: It could because all -- that's something he got beat up on in the 2008 campaign for saying that he'd sit down with the leaders of Iran and other rogue nations. But if he will be able to sit down next week at the U.N. general assembly with the Iranian President which is a real possibility that will be the first time in decades that an American president did that.

    If that opened the door to shutting down their nuclear program and getting allies like Israel on board and saying boy you really moved the ball forward that would be a major accomplishment for the President. But that's a big if, he could also be --


    O'REILLY: But you guys assume they are working hard behind the scenes to make that happen.

    HENRY: They are and -- and if but if he's played by the Iranians it's going to look like he's been played by the Iranians, by the Syrians and by the Russians. That's obviously --

    O'REILLY: He should bring Putin over. Bring Putin over.

    HENRY: Bring Putin to help out.

    O'REILLY: Right.

    HENRY: The other thing to watch is they want to make the U.N. thing all about this Iranian initiative because then that pushes Syria in the negativity there into much less focus. So that -- that also helps him.

    O'REILLY: All right, Ed, thanks very much for taking the time. We appreciate it.

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