I want to give you an idea of whatâ€™s going on. The protesters have moved all the way down thereâ€¦ theyâ€™re all the way down there. Nobody is threatening anything. Nobody is doing anything. None of the stores here that I can see are being looted. There is no violence.
Now I want you to look at what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri, in downtown America, okay? These are armed police, with â€” not machine guns â€” semi-automatic rifles, with batons, with shields, many of them dressed for combat. Now why are they doing this? I donâ€™t know. Because there is no threat going on here. None that merits this. There is none, okay?
Absolutely there have been looters, absolutely over the last nine days thereâ€™s been violence, but there is nothing going on on this street right now that merits this scene out of Bagram. Nothing.
So if people wonder why the people of Ferguson, Missouri are so upset, this is part of the reason. What is this? This doesnâ€™t make any sense.