SPEAKERS: FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS.,
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
BOB SCHIEFFER, MODERATOR
Women's Cute Buckle String Strappy Open Toe Wedge Sandal Shoes Size 5.5 - 10 NEW,New Dune London Womens Mariee GoldReptile Ankle Strap Sandals Size 6,Ann Marino 9.5 M White Peep Toe Pumps Glitter HeelCato Black Open Weave Pumps, Size 8W,Lipsy Black Faux Suede Open Toe Ankle Strap Shoes Size 5/38 Slim 3 3/4" Heels,ALDO ‘Uloaviel’ Beige Suede Pointy Toe Slip On Heels Women’s Size 8.5Aldo Villa Rosa Cognac Brown Ankle Straps Suede Open Toe Shoes Sz 6.5,JASPER CONRAN SIZE 39 UK6 LADIES BLACK SUEDE HIGH HEEL COURT SHOES PEEP TOEGenuine Miss Sixty Leather Blue-Gold Strappy Heels, Size 39/Bettye Womens White Slides Size 7.5 (367665)Sandalias Mujer Kelsi Mujer Diamante De Imitación Sin CordonesGIANI BERNINI Women's 6M 'Sweets' Navy Pumps Shoes Heels Faux Snakeskin,Bellini Leather Brown Square Toe Slingback Pump Size 8.5M 3.5” Heel Reptile Patt,Ladies Size 7/40 Purple Suede Leather T Bar High Heel Shoes by JFW at John Lewis,Worthington Size 8 Leather Open-Back Beige 3" Wood Block Heel Pumps,Stewart Weitzman Women’s Black Buckle Strap Wedge Heel Size 8 1/2Bandolino Womens 25026351 Navy Open Toe Heels Size 8.5 (370814)Aerosoles Wise Guy Faux Patent Leather Heels in Size 8-EUC,LifeStride Womens Carla Black Pumps Size 8 (205121),Sam Edelman Womens Brown Sandals Size 6.5 (359179),STUDIO WORKS WOMENS NAPLES OPEN TOE WEDGE US Size 10 NEW,*Damaged Box* Lucita Women's Slip On Heels, PPU-001, Black SU,Jellypop Womens Beige Ankle Strap Heels Size 7 (414121),New Ivanka Trump Womens Karah Wheat Espadrilles Size 6,$100 Steve Madden Womens Kyraa Platform Heel Shoe, Blush Pat, US 9,G.C. Shoes Women's Black/Ivory Zebra Print Kitten Heels Shoe Size 7.5Valerie Stevens Womens Heels 5.5 Espana Black Gold Metallic Brocade Pumps Shoes,NEW FRANCO SARTO *CARNIVAL* BLACK PATENT 3 1/2" CORK WEDGE PUMPS - LADIES 6.5M,Worthington Red Wine Snake Patent Print Stiletto Peep Toe Slip On Heels Sz 7 M,MarcFisher Womens Mffatima2 Natural Ankle Strap Heels Size 9 (381636),
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:||“Pre-Owned Excellent Condition”|
|Style:||Dress Shoes||Heel Type:||Slim|
|Material:||Satin||US Shoe Size (Women's):||7.5|
|Width:||Medium (B, M)||Heel Height:||High (3 in. to 4.5 in.)|
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.
LADIES WOMENS LOW HEEL STILETTO METALLIC PUMPS POINTY TOE WORK COURT SHOES SIZECorso Como Women's Multi-Color Leather Strappy Ankle Strap Sandals US Size 8WOMENS SIZE 6 1/2 MED RED ANKLE BOOTS WITH ZIPPER NIB AJ VALENCIANEW Strappy Cut Out High Stiletto Heel Studded Peep Toe Ankle Shoes Sandals UKMUNRO Women's 6.5 N Black Leather Slip On Plain Toe Pump Loafers Shoes Made USA,Moda di Fausto women's pumps heels Black Leather Sz 7.5,Escada Size 6B Black Embellished Mesh Slingback Heels 884 S101C,New Women’s Rust Kid Suede Kriss Kross Platform Heels UK Size 7,MANGO MNG ladies size 5/38EU Leather platform peep toe stiletto clean PRELOVED,Gentleman/Lady Green River Island Shoes Size 5 Reliable quality Latest styles Exquisite workmanshipWomens Skechers Cali Club 38232 Slip On Open Toe Wedges Braided Size 7.5,Mix No. 6 Shoes Womens Size 8.5 M-Party Suede Tan 3.5" Heels Pumps Career,NEW WOMENS SIZE 10 PINK SPARKLY SEQUIN 5" HEELS BLACK BOW DOROTHY WIZARD OF OZ,New Tahari Womens Eloise Fawn Ankle Strap Sandals Size 6Ladies Black Patent/ Black PU Spot On Shoes FM257Anne Klein Womens Blue Open Toe Heels Size 8 (263264),New VANELi Womens Hadera078791-250 EcruSmackPatent Pumps Size 8.5 (C,D,W),STEVEN By Steven Madden "Corry" Black Soft Suede Slip On Women Heels Sz.6 M,Man/Woman Ecco Sandals Size 41 Cheap product quality buy online,Nine West Women's 6 M HIGH heel open toe - Sexy Black Leather + Fabric Combo,Jessica Simpson Womens Sandrah Multi-Color Wedge Heels Size 7 (238376),Men/Women Ladies Shoe 39 Cara London durable Excellent performance Speed refund,Men's/Women's Ladies Shoes Size 5 excellent quality Low price Popular tide shoes,FRANCESCO FERI Escarpins Toile Marbrée Beige T 37 BEEtc Silver Sparkle Womens High Heel Shoes Size 10,Nanette Lepore Womens Ruby BlackCinder Ankle Strap Heels Size 7 (380022)BROWN'S LANDING WOMENS LEATHER BLACK SHOES MARLEEN 10M EXCELLENTLadies/ Women size 3 Grey Strappy Sandals.,Call It Spring Evelaines / Silver Pump Shoe Slingback Open Toe Platform Size 8.5Charles David Womens Purple Pumps Size 10 (242404),