Fred Thompson was in London today - the day on which one opinion poll made him the frontrunner in the Republican race for the White House. BritainAndAmerica was present when he spoke at the Policy Exchange think tank. TownHall.com has the full text.
Four video extracts from his Q&A are posted below:
- Video 1 is about his view of Iran - in which he suggests a blockage might be necessary.
- Video 2 focuses on Iraq and he warns against leaving without stabilising the country - because US forces might only have to return
- In Video 3 he identifies his American political heroes as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.
- In Video 4 he pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher - who he'll meet tomorrow. He is also due to meet Tory leader David Cameron.
VIDEO ONE: THOMPSON ON IRAN
VIDEO TWO: THOMPSON ON IRAQ
VIDEO THREE: THOMPSON ON HIS AMERICAN POLITICAL HEROES - GEORGE WASHINGTON, ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND RONALD REAGAN
VIDEO FOUR: THOMPSON ON HIS SCHEDULED MEETING WITH BARONESS THATCHER