GOP Hopefuls Attack President Over Iran
Panel weighs in on last night's debate
- Duration 7:13
- Date Dec 16, 2011
Panel weighs in on last night's debate
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Pilots about the campaign trail and a new debate today about a critical part of the president's foreign policy.
During last night's Fox News debate Republican candidates hit the president hard over his handling of the downed US drone in Iran.
And they -- especially unhappy with how the administration asked Iran to -- from the drop.
We have asked for -- back.
Woolsey -- the Iranians respond to this is a president with that that via the spy drone being brought down he says pretty please.
A foreign policy based -- pretty please you gotta be kidding.
And now we seen this president is -- -- have both talked about asking the Iran -- to give us back.
That -- what we should've done was one -- two things we did destroy it are we were treated.
He took a third route which was the worst and the weakest and that is to do nothing.
So who is right here let's -- it -- Alan Combs he's of course with the Alan Colmes show.
Fox's contributor and Mike Gallagher a syndicated radio host gentlemen.
Well -- outlook is I would use that -- the president he said we've asked for it back we'll see how the Iranians respond.
Are you satisfied with that national security.
Yes and I'll tell -- why he did not say as Romney characterize it or.
As Perry -- as it did say pretty please he said.
We tried diplomacy what of these guys want to do by the way the one guy had on The Who had it right on the state left I was Ron Paul we're gonna award winner -- go to war over drone.
The he didn't say pretty -- he tried diplomatic channels and that's exactly what you do and listening to Bachmann and Perry and Romney.
Would you start a war with Iran over those of course not I like to know what they're better plan -- -- -- the vague generalities other than saying Obama got it wrong what is the right course.
I've been here one made -- apple give us yesterday that Mike.
What -- -- -- the administration's votes to do about this for a.
The the administration is supposed to demonstrate leadership and what exactly is at it that well I'll tell you if you're gonna -- Ron Paul -- your litmus test Ron -- doesn't wanna -- and were at war with anybody -- right and very consistent and well you may think he's right millions of Americans support -- -- -- that we shouldn't be involved in any.
Kind of military conflict really anywhere in the world and I -- I crashed and that put that that philosophy the philosophy but frankly this is last night's debate was about leadership leadership leadership that's all we heard on that stage.
Frankly if you if huge hole if you -- college professor who taught a course.
On presidential foreign policy it's very unlikely that you would towel.
-- but did a job and Iran if they shot down one of our drones well we'll ask for it back and hope they give it to assuming.
And Mitt Romney was right and Rick Perry was even better this because it last night the third answered the third course is the wrong course he suggest.
That we can negotiate or talk with -- -- -- -- I mean -- you don't know about operative John right.
And available indictment and it doesn't run Iran the mole is run Amanda random clerics run and as you know he could easily get your head as you noted even know allegedly show.
So tell me what the answer you wanna start a war when he wanted to have the answer the answer is you don't say please -- do you do when you watch I doubt what's the positive response what do you do the point.
Your mission the one note that don't want to let's say -- what's the other play I can tell.
Why can tell you what you don't do you don't say that we clearly have the -- I know that shot I don't I don't care what do you do I can't I can't hear what do you think that it was Rick Perry -- said you go in and you destroy it or you don't really easily retrieve it is that realistic and hit.
Is that we're good luck with the kind -- started this international incident Allred is that would would that.
The better that would be daunting I agree that would be very daunting it would be a challenge but you don't say please return -- this is about what we'll tell you why -- might have an answer that question what did I.
And sir I would not like I'm not the defect and -- -- -- the Defense Secretary they had a very funny people running against Obama have not offered a plan big.
-- haven't sorted that out -- hearing will then I hear I hear what you're looking for but having said that saying.
We've asked for back and we'll see how the Iranians respond -- also the.
And we've tried diplomatic channels we already know that they're freezing assets -- that a number of things to go against Iran developing relationship -- the international community.
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You gather other nations as we are doing you freeze assets you get you to isolate them internationally.
Which is exactly what the administration is doing.
I know you -- thought that might.
Of course not the administration on what he wanted the administration's the administration start -- well.
I think we have to demonstrate a position of strength doing what I did what is not a slam me like you've got about eleven times what is -- -- what it what action should be taken what your plan is what do Posey get a lot actually and let him yet what action should be taken only kind of sanctions.
And that's gone really well and -- -- that I'm at that you have not -- not answer the question why look at him fertilization I don't.
The terrorists don't -- smile -- had on and should be taken.
I I I will go with Rick Perry's plan that you don't you go in the industry -- -- part of you -- and militarily into Iran to start a war that we you know many of you don't want you -- -- you don't want military action anyway I have ever heard I don't know what we weren't that Allen would have actually spoken to.
Some military experts.
Here on the show this week he said that you can go in and destroy it.
Obviously overtly you go in and -- destroy it and you they didn't think that Iran would actually start you warn you do that you could try it I think it's risky you have to have the intelligent to know where it is.
You have to have the proper intelligence I don't know we have that information.
But again I trust that the president his advisors.
Have done fairly well on foreign policy head I've not heard from mr.
Gallagher a positive response in my.
We have as an intelligence.
Last why -- I guess I just said Rick Perry is right and I -- -- you don't seem to mind you you wanna give Barack Obama credit for going -- Pakistan and blowing up Osama bin -- -- it wasn't that an act of war -- do we go to war with Pakistan and we got Osama eyewitnesses -- -- -- really wanted -- -- -- -- people like yourself who supported George W.
Bush and wanted bush did that very thing all of a sudden have a problem when Barack Obama does that very thing that bush should've -- I don't know I had.
You know -- given credit that's not fair I didn't hear that just -- Activision we went in there blew it up our -- we're gonna have to leave it there are glad we did.
And -- thanks for the feisty debate my daughter on.