SPEAKERS: FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS.,
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
BOB SCHIEFFER, MODERATOR
BCBGeneration Bevlea Womens Wedged Sandals Black 10 US / 8 UK xU,Size 3/4 Barefoot sandal/Toe thong/Wedding/Festival/Beach - IvoryNEW FASHION WOMENS ROMAN SANDALS FLATS WITH BLING THONGS 1239 /TurquoiseWestloop Woman's Animal Print Sandals Large (9-10),Ladies Size 6 Joe Browns Slider/Footbed SandalsLadies size 6 animal leopard print very tall platform heels shoes good condition,Gentleman/Lady Donna Savannah SANDALI MODELLO - F0866 Elegant shape Stylish and charming Authentic guarantee,DOWN TO EARTH f10325 Mujeres Sin Cordones Elástico Sandalias,Oferta Jalea de Damas Blanco y Negro Purpurina Gris SandaliasWomens Flip Flops Soft Faux Fur Fuzzy Slip on Sandals Slide Slippers Flat ColorsLADIES WOMENS ANNE MICHELLE OPEN TOE HIGH HEEL BUCKLE STRAP SUMMER SANDALS L3403,Gentleman/Lady Rojo navy Court Shoe Many varieties Latest styles Direct business,Pre owned amazing purple pump Italian brand Nero & Bianco size 7,Man/Woman Next Heels 6.5 durability Fast delivery Different goods,Sanita Womens 40 9.5 10 Floral Printed Professional Suede Clogs Heels Shoes pq,Womens Munro Shoes Size 7 Bronze Sandals,Donna EAZE apertura sul retro Sandali con stringhe f10263 ~ KLadies NATURALIZER Black NICKY OpenToe Wedge SLIDES N5 Comfort Size 8M,Men's/Women's heels Outstanding features First quality Comfortable and natural,Men's/Women's Curt Geiger Carvela Size 6 economic Bright colors Quality and consumer first,AIR SUPPLY DRESS " VENICE" COMFORT SANDALS SLIDES SHOES COMFORT SYSTEM Sz 9Brash Gladiator Heels NWOT Size 7 1/2 Black Sexy 3 Inch Heel,Marco Tozzi Ladies Sandals Sneakers Real Leather Pepper NEW,Propet Women's Stability Walker, Grey, Size 10.0 nry6 US / 8 UK,Man's/Woman's Silver Bandolino Sandals Modern technology Reliable performance Contrary to the same paragraphMan/Woman guess heels 8.5 New Listing First quality Tide shoes list,Man's/Woman's aldo sandals size 5.5 Reputation first Beautiful appearance Exquisite workmanship,F & F black court shoes size 5 never worn,LADIES ASOS BLACK FAUX SUEDE COURT SHOES SIZE 6 WORN ONCEGentlemen/Ladies pink court shoes Diverse new design high quality Official website,
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:||“Great Condition! Please see all images for details.”|
|Product Line:||Keen Victoria||Country/Region of Manufacture:||China|
|UK Shoe Size (Women's):||UK 5|
|US Shoe Size (Women's):||US 7.5||Color:|
|EUR Shoe Size (Women's):||EUR 38|
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.
KALEIDOSCOPE MIX PRINT SANDALS, SIZE 4 BUT FIT ME SIZE 5,Eddie Bauer Brown Leather Sandals Womens 7.5 Slip On Shoes,Savannah Mujer Cuña Media Chanclas con Tira en DedoFree People delaney Womens Flat Sandals pink ref 9.5 US / 7.5 UK,Julia All Leather Dress Black Pump Size 38.5,Beautiful pair of Size 8 VERALI Heels in Vgc.,M&S Lovely Black Patent Wide Fit Mid Heel Courts. Size 6.5,1499 VANELI Pearlized leather pumps with light bronze mesh and trim. Sz 8 N,Womens Faded Glory TAN BEIGE T-STRAP THONG SANDALS Shiny SCREW HEAD Ankle 6,Not Rated Womens Open Toe Sandles/Flats Tan&Green Size 9MMen/Women NEW Piper Tina White Sandal Consumer first Elegant and sturdy packaging Immediate delivery,Auditions Leather Band/Strapped Sandals Low Heel, Slip On SZ 7,Man/Woman Pale Peach shoes size 5 Aesthetic appearance excellent General product,Man's/Woman's Ladies shoes size 6 Next Every item described is available Price reduction have funMen's/Women's Ladies size 5 shoes Modern and elegant fashion Online leading the fashionMan's/Woman's Ladies Savannah Sandals L6736 We have won praise from our customers. Win the praise of customers King of the crowd,New Mens Athletech Linden Slide Sandal Style 20228 Gray/Blue 86N lr,Ladies EAZE NERO ROSSO BEIGE SCARPE CASUAL ESTATE DI Tacco Sandali con zeppa,Birkenstock Arizona Graceful Silber Birko-Flor Graceful, Weite: normal Birko-Fl,RAMPAGE BRAND BLACK FABRIC FLOWER ACCENT SIZE 10M 4" STILLETO PLATFORMS EUC,BRAND NEW River Island Flower Chunky Sandal Heels Shoes Size 5,Next. Stunning Gold Encrusted Ankle Strap Wide Fit Courts. Size 6ARTURO CHIANG LEATHER HEELS SIZE 8 SEXY,Men's/Women's Zehentrenner neu Größe 40 Adequate supply and timely delivery First batch of customers The first batch of customers' comprehensive specifications,Gentleman/Lady savanne-damen F2246 natürlich Leopard Sling (R8A) flagship store Stylish and charming Modern modeFree People Fringe Wonder Land Black Leather Thong Sandal Size 36 NEW 228.00,Asos Leopard Animal Print Heels Shoes Size 5 Used,Gentleman/Lady Forever size 6 Silver Sparkle Louis, elaborate Pleasant appearance Full range of specifications,High Heel Shoes Peacocks Black and GoldSize 5,Gentlemen/Ladies Dorothy Perkins green wedge shoe 6 Packaging diversity Stylish and charming Complete specifications