Friday Lightning Round
'Special Report' All-Star panel sounds off
- Duration 5:15
- Date Jul 20, 2012
'Special Report' All-Star panel sounds off
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Charles -- won overwhelmingly.
-- Well it's really a two part question the first is if the amount of coverage that the press will be giving -- two.
The the blunders that have been made in his campaign news at ten.
How much what percentage of that will they be devoting to what I think is the blunder of the year by Obama.
-- speaking about if you made a business you weren't the one now who could you want.
You weren't the one who built it the correct answer here is about to attend.
I think there's going to be ignore that resoundingly.
-- Well but America has I think -- is confused here -- our message I I guys I thought our our.
Can actually -- Charles and some people say it wasn't gaffe even -- said it wasn't -- he said it was more illuminating when I was a -- in the way that it reveal what he really.
Believes in so I think -- one of -- the biggest blunder.
Of the campaign.
And it's gotten very little.
Play in the press and I think that's not accidental.
-- -- -- fox ran and I think we've given parks given a lot of play that would make all okay are lucky aren't we know it's been all over far better than you -- -- integrated all right answer the first part.
Yeah I think he answers to I I agree with Charles I think it's too and the nation.
The reason -- not only because it hasn't gotten as much coverage as it deserves but the fact that.
That everybody who is covering it I think in most mainstream balance is treating the White House excuses exculpatory when in fact the context is actually damage.
Her second per second part is how Long -- the mainstream media.
Keep hounding me.
Mitt Romney about ten years of tax returns as it Democrats are demanding.
One week one month until Election Day -- until the end of time.
I'm tempted to say -- BC.
Well I think the answer -- but you could say.
Because if he's spread the United States you were still going to be asking -- area tax returns body if you.
You can do about it steam until the end of time I think you know -- I think at some point even proposals they come on where you're me because we're racing Republicans say let us see -- come -- The -- -- C until the election which is why I think he'd be smarter.
To release more on them now and then then he has chosen to but there is this huge double standard that has to be.
Pointed out between the aggressiveness on Mitt Romney's taxes and the lack of interest on fast and furious document Syria what happens next we're watching.
Continued -- massacre in Syria as Bashar Assad pushes back and tries to hold on to power Steve.
Well I need to do what we know -- for -- what we've heard from defectors -- that he's likely.
To escalate before the sense I think this will and these were worth close to the end of the -- Assad regime I think we're likely to see him go out and in a -- of violence.
I think he's over.
I think is it's just a matter of days I wouldn't be surprised if he is in power by Monday morning.
And I think the consequence.
The consequential act here is.
Whether or not the rebel forces.
Are able to sweep him out quickly or he's able to hang in there but it's not I don't anticipate that he has much left in terms of his forces can he get to another country -- pop up somewhere else that's the next but -- news -- The problem at a quickening here is that the entire -- like community which is a sectarian a 10%.
Syria which has ruled it ruthlessly over the other 90% for a half a century is understands it if it loses -- gets wiped out.
He's got nowhere to go Assad could end up in Moscow but the satellites are stuck I think it will go on longer because they have nowhere to go -- this will be desperate fight.
For them to the finish either they stay in power -- their massacre.
Finally Iran and what Israel do about this latest attack that they're blaming on Iran.
Take a listen of the House Intelligence Committee chairman what he thinks.
I believe the Israelis when they say there'll be retaliation for this attack I don't think we should.
Do anything but take them -- -- -- do you worry that Iran is starting to escalate these types of activities.
Charles I think Israel would do it it does in these circumstances.
Track down the people involved Hezbollah Ryan's.
And they would kill them around the world but not a major attack on Iran I can't imagine they'll do that want.
No I don't think -- -- forward you know if there's a pattern here there's a pattern and it's clearly state sponsored in my opinion that's an opinion.
States and Israel will respond and they should respond in this one of the problems with decoupling the nuclear talks from the broader.
Regime and from Iran sponsorship of terrorism over the years but the question is does that response trigger something else.
This -- that yes I think we're likely in a pattern where there will be back and forth.
There Ron we'll continue to target civilians Israelis will target nuclear scientists until something major happens in coming weeks.
It'll happen and we may not even hear about a lot -- because there happens clandestinely that's what the Israelis do rather well.
That is it for the panel.