SPEAKERS: FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS.,
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
BOB SCHIEFFER, MODERATOR
Earth Spirit Gelron 1000 Flip Flops /Size 6.5/New/Brown/LeatherBadgley Mischka Kamryn Jeweled Thong Sandal Gray Women's Size 6 M*,Mujer Savannah Azul Marino Multi 3 Tira Sandalias sin Cierre F00066Womens SIZE 9 Slip On Leather Aqua Blue Sandals with White Trim and Buckles,Nina New Chrysten Black Womens Shoes Size 8.5 M Sandals MSRP $89,Old Navy Capri Sandals Polish look Flip Flops White Floral Coral Beige Sky Blue,New Women Gladiator Strappy Open Toe Chunky Block High Heel booties Sandals,Aerosoles Yetaway Sandals - Women's SIze 8M Red,New Abound Nude Loafer-Style flats Nude Size: 7,Savannah F0818 Black Ladies T Bar Sandals to 8 (R8A),KENNETH COLE REACTION~~SANDALS~~9 1/2~~VERY CUTE!! Great Condition!ladies spot on sandals Size 39. - New,Inblu ladies white slip-on sandal/cushioned insole/non-slip/velkro strap 35/2,New Womens Pumps Court Ladies Mid Stiletto Heel Slip On Party Shoes Size,SALE Ladies Down to Earth Toe Post Sandal F00046Clarks Bendables 35463 Brown Leather Open Toe Slip On Sandal Buckle Womens 10 M,Gentlemen/Ladies Woman Breckelle’s Sandals Brown Size 8 Ideal gift for all occasions Strong value Outstanding style,Gentleman/Lady zapatos Roberta Nimbos t.38 Wear resistant Highly praised and appreciated by the consumer audience Preferential price,Ladies Leather Sandals Low Wedge Strappy Toe Post Walking Summer Beach Shoe Size,Liliana Flat Lepord Slip On Shoes Size 8.5 New,Man's/Woman's Daisies Summer Sandals Every item described is available Wholesale trade Tide shoes list,Women Summer Beach Slippers Bath Sandals Indoor Flats slides Casual Shoes SapatoNew Womens Flip Flops Cute Style Thongs Flower Flats SandalsOrthaheel Ladies Leather Shoes - Tan - Size 8/,CHINESE LAUNDRY Women's Thong Flip Flop Sandal Silver/Gray Size 7.5 C4,Stunning Sz 8 Diamante Beaded DRESSY Comfy SANDALS Low Heels ANKLE STRAP Shoes,Rockport Womens 9.5 Black Thong Sandals Flip Flops for charity *free shipping*,NWT! Montego Bay Omalley size 10 natural ivory high heel platform wedge sandals,Donna Spot On Espadrille Stile di Sandali - F224910M, CLARKS Bronze Leather Thong Sandals Shoes Women
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.
New without box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) that is not in original packaging or ... Read moreabout the condition
|Width:||Medium (B, M)||Style:||Platforms & Wedges|
|Theme:||Floral||Heel Height:||Med (1 3/4 to 2 3/4 in)|
|US Shoe Size (Women's):||8.5|
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.
Man's/Woman's LADY GODIVA ANGELA-3 WEDGE SANDALS Excellent craft New design uniqueGabor, ladies slip on leather sandals, size 6 uk size.,Avon Pink & White Glitter Flip Flops - 2 Pairs - Size L (9-10) - Free Shipping,Francisco-01 New Blink Flats Wedding Sandals Gladiator Party Beach Women Shoes,Womens T-Strap Leopard Print Wedge Thong Sandals w/ Flower Fuchsia Size 5.5-10,Gentleman/Lady LADIES SPOT ON FUCHSIA SANDALS "F10173" Comfortable feeling In short supply British temperament,Uno Duo Tre Gladiator Sandalen Shoes for women Sandalen, Gr. 38,Dr Brinkmann brown leather sandals eu 37,Stonefly Sandalen Leder Schwarz Energel Fußbett toll wenig getragen Größe 38,Women's Gold Platform Strappy Zip Sandals Size 38 (7),Womens CHAPS CH922 Black Wedge Flip Flops Fashion Casual Dress Shoes NEW sz 7-8,**Unbranded Slide Sandals, Women's Size 7, Black/Tan,Man's/Woman's Wedge toe post sandals brand new Special price Attractive fashion Non-slip,Damas Hacia Abajo Tierra Sandalia Oro 'f0755',NATURAL SOUL by Naturalizer Women's Vegan Blue Lazer Cut Casual Thong Sandal - 9$138 sz 8 Ella Moss Gianna Gray Leather Thong Ankle strap Sandals Womens Shoes,Ladies Slider Sandals, Copper/Gold, Size 6, New/Boxed!,Man/Woman sandals women airwalk Quality queen delicate comfortable,Ladies Women's Flats Fur Fluffy Sliders Slippers Slip On Comfy Flip Flop Shoes,Nude Sandals Size 7 Chain Diamanté Gold Buckle Fastening Bling Sparkle,Mujer Spot On sandalias estilo - f10018,Steve Madden Saahara Black Suede T-Strap Flat Buckle Sandals Sz 7.5 Women’s,Earth Sky Sandals Leather Womens Gladiator Shoes Flat HeelEvercreatures Begur Espadrilles Orange The Next Level Of Quality Casual Footwear,Ladies Centratissimi Scivolare su Animale Faccia SabotClarks ARTISAN Women 8 Brown Leather Dreamcatch Open Toe Slide Wedge Sandal ShoeYellow Box Sz 7.5? Gold Rhinestone T Strap .5" Heel Sandal G253Mujer Ajustadas CON TIRA TRASERA Sandalias Con Tacón Cuña (2 colores) f10746New Womens Mid Block Heel Sandals Scallop Zip Ankle Strap Summer Shoes Sizes 3-8,New Women Textured Metallic PU Double Strap Flat Slip On Sandal - 17867 By Qupid,