Tom Keene: This is the interview of the day. George Friedman, you know from Stratfor and of course his work with Geopolitical Futures, but maybe there’s not the George Friedman who at age seven wandered out of Hungary. Mr. Friedman joins us from Austin, Texas, this morning. George, what was it like when your family fled Hungary? Do you remember that as a child?
George Friedman: I remember very little of it. The Soviets had taken over the country. The borders were closed. Minefields everywhere. And my father was on a list to be arrested. So it was either get out, or get out. And we went across the Danube in a rubber boat with machine guns looking at us. Interesting time.
TK: Those are interesting times and that is a reality from the past. Do we need to be informed about machine guns on the Danube now? And particularly does the president need to have an understanding about machine guns on the Danube now, or is that a distant past?
GF: Well, the machine guns aren’t on the