SPEAKERS: FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS.,
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
BOB SCHIEFFER, MODERATOR
**Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flops, Women's Size 6, Red,Gentleman/Lady emoji cara unisex Pantuflas sell Cheaper than the price Famous store,FERIA espadrilles sandale femme enfant made in france pays basque 39 NEUF,Man's/Woman's Leder,Pantoffeln,neu,Gr. 39,Pantoletten,braun Hausschuhe Clogs, Freizeitschuhe Clever and practical First grade in its class Selling new products,mariage Nouveaux Mariés Tongs Strass Cristaux Bleu Plage LUNE DE MIEL Diamon't,DREAM PAIRS Women's Low-Chunk Low Heel Pump Sandals,Stephane Kelian Size 5 Sandals Pumps Shoes Braided Brown Buckle Stacked Heel,Men's/Women's Satin Bow Slides Black Maurices Special price Quality First Famous store,8M Womans Flip Flops Copper Bronze Rubber Flower Waterproof Beach Pool Lake Boat,Man/Woman Damas Sintético Caqui Gluv Sandalias Promotion Pleasant appearance Easy life,Gentleman/Lady femmes Spot On Sandales f10147 Excellent craft Settlement Price classic style,Material Girl Msage White T Strap Sandal Size 6.5 M,Man/Woman Soley Black Gladiator Sandal Size 7 Exquisite (middle) workmanship discount price Explosive good goods,NEW Abercrombie & Fitch Women Brown Sandals Top Rhinestones T Top US Shoe Size SSpring Step Dora Women's White Leather Platform Slide Sandal Sz US 9.5/10,KOLY SANDALS RED AND BLACK FLOWERS NWOB SIZE 37TOMMY HILFIGER Women's Mule Sz 5M Black Leather Chunky Platform Clog Buckle Shoe,Mr/Ms Donna Spot On Sandali Casual F0R757 quality product quality Explosive good goodsNicole Womens Sz 10M Tan Leather Beaded Sandal.,Aldo's ladies size 39 strappy black leather ankle strap sandalsPETITES CHAUSSURES CORAL BLEU TAILLE 45 MER PISCINE BATEAU ANTIDÉRAPANTES PLAGE,New Womens H by Halston Violet Leather Ankle Strap Sandals Sand W13 pr,Men's/Women's Candie's Beautiful Sandals Charming design Sales Italy International big nameMen's/Women's Ladies Anne Michelle Sandals Label L3856 quality Brand A balance between toughness and hardness,Crocs flip flops comfort thong sandals brown Sz W/6 - M/4JASMIN FLEX SANDALS WOMEN'S SIZE 8 B,Melrose and Market Rory Strappy Block Heel Sandal - Grey Faux Leather Size 6.5,Women Sandals greek gladiators ankle straps t bars strappy black flat studde AU,Nina silver jeweled sandals. Size 8.5. Some jewels missing,Man/Woman Donna Spot On Sandali - f10018 Fine workmanship Make full use of materials Different styles and styles
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.
|Condition:||Pre-owned : |
An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“GOOD CONDITION”|
|Style:||Mary Janes||US Shoe Size (Women's):||US 5|
|Heel Height:||Flat (0 to 1/2 in.)||Brand:|
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.
REEF WOMENS SANDALS BLISS BLACK WHITE SIZE 6,Man's/Woman's van dal sandals 4 Wear resistant Online export store Excellent stretching,Women's MANGO MNG Black leather Fashion Sandals High size 7Sandali rosa similpelle fibbia 37 usate tacco alto 10cm similsughero zeppa,LADIES ANNE MICHELLE GOLD OPEN TOE SANDAL WITH SNAKE DESIGN L3414,Man/Woman Ladies Savannah Sandals - F0866 Outstanding features First quality Contrary to the same paragraph,Men's/Women's Yellow Box Wedge Sandals Good design new Official website,EuroSoft Frauen Flache Sandalen Braun Groesse 8.5 US /39.5 EU,Forever 21 size 5 (38) black leather gladiator buckle strap sandals flats,Gentlemen/Ladies Dizzy Wear Fun Shoes Bubble Sandals Quality queen Settlement Price Easy life,Caleb-10 Floral Stone Flat Cute Comfort Sandals Party Women Shoes Powder Blue,Mayor! By Soda Diamond Strap and Diamond Toe Strap Flat Sandal in White PVCLadies F10454 Peep Toe T-Bar Sandals by Spot On - Sale Now,Unusual Bright Coloured Egyptian Style Strappy Sandals, Gold Clasp Around Ankle,NEW! Skechers Women's On The Go 400 Vivacity Flip Flop Taupe P pz,Superbes Sandales Plates Serpent Sexy Été 41 Belle Qualité Blog,Women's CHATTIES Size 9/10 Brown Pink Blue Sandals!! NEW!!,Whykiki Aloha Floral Flip Flops ladies size 6,Men/Women Ladies Anne Michelle Satin Heeled Sandals New Listing Orders are welcome cheaperBNWT Next Womens Pink Sandals Size 8,Emoji Damas Novedad Corazón Pantuflas AMARILLO UK3/ 4-7/ 8 (R23B)Cordani Italian-Inspired Casual Platform Sandals - sz 8M - GREAT CONDITION,Flipsters Orange XS Size ( US 5-6, ),Men's/Women's women sandles Great variety Wholesale trade classic styleWomen’s Aerosoles Yessential Black Strappy Slip On Wedge Heel Sandal Size 7,New Women's Ladies Buckle Slingback Platform Shoes Wedge Girls Sandals Size 3-8,Ladies Savannah Collection Sandals The Style - F9781,Mujer Savannah Sandalias Estilo Gladiador Estilo - f0371,Crocs Women 9 Black Slides Open Toe SandalsMan/Woman Limelight Womens Jocelyn Flat Sandal Shoes Fine processing Online Global sales,