SPEAKERS: FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS.,
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
BOB SCHIEFFER, MODERATOR
Gentlemen/Ladies Ladies sandals size 8 wide Innovative design discount price Cost-effective,LIFESTRIDE Solid Tan Faux Leather Slip On 2" Wedge Heel Sandals Sz 11 M,New Womens Jaclyn Smith Georgia Slide Sandal Style 50078 Pewter 106U pr,WOMENS BEVERLY FELDMAN GOLD LEATHER HARDWARE DESIGNED SANDALS SIZE 8MMODA ITALIA-WOMENS SZ 9M-BROWN/BEIGE WOVEN LEATHER-3" WEDGE/SANDALS/SHOES-EUC!,FOX RACING GIRLS FREEDOM FLIP FLOPS STRAWBERRY beach flat shoes sandals mx NEW,Womens SBICCA CARRIE Black Ankle Strap Clear Jewel Bedazzled Sandals SIZE 8.5 M,THRONE! Delicious Women's Criss-Cross Strappy Ankle Buckle High Heel Sandals,Zara, ausgefallene Sandalen Gr. 40, wie NEU!,Ladies F10276 wedge heeled sandals by Spot On SALE WAS NOWVINTAGE FUN STEPS BUCKLE/STRAP SANDAL from SPAIN SIZE 7 choose color,Ladies Dunlop Mule Sandals Flip Flop Wedge Summer Beach Crocskin-Look,LADIES FLAT SLIDERS RUFFLE WOMENS BEACH SUMMER SLIP ON SANDALS COMFY SHOES SZ 3-,Carlos by Carlos Santana Black Catarina Slide (UK SIZE:7/US SIZE:9),Keds Maddy Womens Size 7 Flip Flops Sandals Red Straw Adjustable Buckle,Gentleman/Lady Ladies Spot On Black Sandals F10173 New market luxurious Current shape,New Women's Ladies Party Wedges Ankle Strap Platform Heels Smart Shoes Size 3-8,WOMEN'S SHOE SANDALS COURT SHOES BLUE PAIETTE ELEGANT GLITTER HIGH HEEL,Womens Aerosoles Size 6.5 Brown Slip On Sandals Shoes Open Toe Wedge Heel,LADIES WOMENS WHITE LOW WEDGE HEEL JEWELLED PADDED COMFY SANDALS SHOES SIZE 3,Nadya-15 Gladiator Buckles Comfort Flats Strappy Sandals Women Shoes Red 6.5,Tidewater Portland Black Flip Flops in Size 7-NEW with Tags,Men/Women Report Women's Gregers Flat Sandal selling price Settlement Price Seasonal hot saleBrand New! ZOEY Bow Black Flat fashion sandals women's size 5.5 FREE SHIP,Lucky Brand Cork Wedge Sandals Womens Size 8,New Womens Life Stride Talk Sandals Style 8720337 Black 123B tr,Gentlemen/Ladies ladies sandles size 8 Selling real Fashion versatile shoes,FERIA espadrilles sandale femme enfant made in france pays basque 39 NEUFDaniel Ivory Suede Sandals/Wedges Size 7 VGCSavannah Mujer Blanco Sandalias Con Tobillo cierre de hebilla f10431 GB 3A 8 (
This one's on foreign policy. I'm Bob Schieffer of CBS News. The questions are mine, and I have not shared them with the candidates or their aides.
SCHIEFFER: The audience has taken a vow of silence -- no applause, no reaction of any kind, except right now when we welcome President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
Gentlemen, your campaigns have agreed to certain rules and they are simple. They've asked me to divide the evening into segments. I'll pose a question at the beginning of each segment. You will each have two minutes to respond and then we will have a general discussion until we move to the next segment.
Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition
|UK Shoe Size (Women's):||UK 5|
This -- this is a critical opportunity for America. And what I'm afraid of is we've watched over the past year or so, first the president saying, well we'll let the U.N. deal with it. And Assad -- excuse me, Kofi Annan came in and said we're going to try to have a ceasefire. That didn't work. Then it went to the Russians and said, let's see if you can do something. We should be playing the leadership role there, not on the ground with military.
SCHIEFFER: All right.
ROMNEY: ...by the leadership role.
OBAMA: We are playing the leadership role. We organized the Friends of Syria. We are mobilizing humanitarian support, and support for the opposition. And we are making sure that those we help are those who will be friends of ours in the long term and friends of our allies in the region over the long term. But going back to Libya -- because this is an example of how we make choices. When we went in to Libya, and we were able to immediately stop the massacre there, because of the unique circumstances and the coalition that we had helped to organize. We also had to make sure that Moammar Gadhafi didn't stay there.
And to the governor's credit, you supported us going into Libya and the coalition that we organized. But when it came time to making sure that Gadhafi did not stay in power, that he was captured, Governor, your suggestion was that this was mission creep, that this was mission muddle.
Imagine if we had pulled out at that point. You know, Moammar Gadhafi had more American blood on his hands than any individual other than Osama bin Laden. And so we were going to make sure that we finished the job. That's part of the reason why the Libyans stand with us.
But we did so in a careful, thoughtful way, making certain that we knew who we were dealing with, that those forces of moderation on the ground were ones that we could work with, and we have to take the same kind of steady, thoughtful leadership when it comes to Syria. That's exactly what we're doing.
SCHIEFFER: Governor, can I just ask you, would you go beyond what the administration would do, like for example, would you put in no-fly zones over Syria?
ROMNEY: I don't want to have our military involved in Syria. I don't think there is a necessity to put our military in Syria at this stage. I don't anticipate that in the future.
As I indicated, our objectives are to replace Assad and to have in place a new government which is friendly to us, a responsible government, if possible. And I want to make sure they get armed and they have the arms necessary to defend themselves, but also to remove -- to remove Assad.
But I do not want to see a military involvement on the part of our -- of our troops.
SCHIEFFER: Well --
ROMNEY: And this isn't -- this isn't going to be necessary.
We -- we have, with our partners in the region, we have sufficient resources to support those groups. But look, this has been going on for a year. This is a time -- this should have been a time for American leadership. We should have taken a leading role, not militarily, but a leading role organizationally, governmentally to bring together the parties; to find responsible parties.
As you hear from intelligence sources even today, the -- the insurgents are highly disparate. They haven't come together. They haven't formed a unity group, a council of some kind. That needs to happen. America can help that happen. And we need to make sure they have the arms they need to carry out the very important role which is getting rid of Assad.
SCHIEFFER: Can we get a quick response, Mr. President, because I want to...
OBAMA: Well, I'll -- I'll be very quick. What you just heard Governor Romney said is he doesn't have different ideas. And that's because we're doing exactly what we should be doing to try to promote a moderate Syrian leadership and a -- an effective transition so that we get Assad out. That's the kind of leadership we've shown. That's the kind of leadership we'll continue to show.
SCHIEFFER: May I ask you, you know, during the Egyptian turmoil, there came a point when you said it was time for President Mubarak to go.
SCHIEFFER: Some in your administration thought perhaps we should have waited a while on that. Do you have any regrets about that?
OBAMA: No, I don't, because I think that America has to stand with democracy. The notion that we would have tanks run over those young people who were in Tahrir Square, that is not the kind of American leadership that John F. Kennedy talked about 50 years ago.
But what I've also said is that now that you have a democratically elected government in Egypt, that they have to make sure that they take responsibility for protecting religious minorities. And we have put significant pressure on them to make sure they're doing that; to recognize the rights of women, which is critical throughout the region. These countries can't develop if young women are not given the kind of education that they need.
They have to abide by their treaty with Israel. That is a red line for us, because not only is Israel's security at stake, but our security is at stake if that unravels.
They have to make sure that they're cooperating with us when it comes to counterterrorism.
And we will help them with respect to developing their own economy, because ultimately what's going to make the Egyptian revolution successful for the people of Egypt, but also for the world, is if those young people who gathered there are seeing opportunities.
Their aspirations are similar to young people's here. They want jobs, they want to be able to make sure their kids are going to a good school. They want to make sure that they have a roof over their heads and that they have the prospects of a better life in the future.
And so one of the things that we've been doing is, is, for example, organizing entrepreneurship conferences with these Egyptians to give them a sense of how they can start rebuilding their economy in a way that's noncorrupt, that's transparent. But what is also important for us to understand is, is that for America to be successful in this region there's some things that we're going to have to do here at home as well.
You know, one of the challenges over the last decade is we've done experiments in nation building in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and we've neglected, for example, developing our own economy, our own energy sectors, our own education system. And it's very hard for us to project leadership around the world when we're not doing what we need to do...
SCHIEFFER: Governor Romney, I want to hear your response to that, but I would just ask you, would you have stuck with Mubarak?
ROMNEY: No. I believe, as the president indicated, and said at the time that I supported his -- his action there. I felt that -- I wish we'd have had a better vision of the future.
I wish that, looking back at the beginning of the president's term and even further back than that, that we'd have recognized that there was a growing energy and passion for freedom in that part of the world, and that we would have worked more aggressively with our friend and with other friends in the region to have them make the transition towards a more representative form of government, such that it didn't explode in the way that it did.
Women's Dexter Black Patent Wedge Cork Heel Gold Studs Sandals Shoes 11,Man/Woman Womens Gold/Green Summer Sandals excellent quality Affordable Cheap order,LADIES WOMENS WHITE BLACK FLAT SLINGBACK SUMMER SANDALS ADJUSTABLE BUCKLE 4-8,Ladies Down To Earth Sandals Style - F0876Mujer Savannah Cuero Sandalias Estilo Gladiador LABEL f0686-Dwomens marc fisher ltd danae black ankle strap sandals shoes size 6 1/2,Gentleman/Lady Very Volatile Women's Kendari Slide Sandal Online Shopping Modern and stylish fashion negotiation,Women’s Wedge Sandal American Eagle White Size 8.5 Shoe,Womens sandals size 9. (Item 15),Ladies Womens Flat Diamante Jelly Sandals Summer Flip Flops Beach Shoes Size NeTopshop Size 4 Black Suede Shoe Boot Silver Heel Size 4 Or 37,Mr/Ms Ladies Anne Michelle Sandals F10340 sell Upper material Tide shoes list,ANN MARINO Brown/Beige "Wood" Strappy Ankle Buckle Heels Sandal Shoe 6M,WOMENS GUNMETAL BURGUNDY/PINK/BLACK PYTHON LEATHER SANDALS - SIZE 8.5,Speedo Infants Atami Core SLD Sandals. Speedo Flip Flops. Infants Sandals,New Rouge Helium Red T-Strap Toe Loop Sandals U.S. Size 5 1/2,CLARKS 65375 Tate Muse Women's Multicolor Textile Sandals Flip Flops Sz 7M,The Leather Collection White laser cut leather Sandals shoes Womens 7.5,vente femmes Spot On bas compensé Sandales à entredoigt avec strass / BORDURE,Ladies F0R0149 Ankle Strap Buckle Fastening Sandal By Leather Collection,Men's/Women's Spot On Mujer Cadena VAMP Bailarinas main category New style a wide variety of goods,Flip Flops Sandalen flipflops schnüren bänder pink schwarz Tally Miss Strand 39,MICHAEL BY MICHAEL SHANNON, CALLIE SANDALS, SIZE 12M, BLACK,Ladies Womens Flat Heel Stud Ankle Strap Espadrilles Summer Sandals New Size 3-8,Women sandals gladiators romans greek flip flop strappy flat toe ring Leopard AU,Womens Size 6 Euro 39 Red Sandals,Women Beach Open Toe Flip Flop Platform Wedge Heels Slipper Transparent sandals,Donald Pliner Womens Grayish Slide Sandals Size 9 M,Reef Flip Flop Sandals Women's Size 6,Women's Naturalizer "Harissa" Black Slide Wedge Sandals Size 8 M