Obama team challenges Romney on foreign policy
KT McFarland weighs in
- Duration 4:59
- Date Sep 8, 2012
KT McFarland weighs in
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Well that was President Obama this week going after governor Mitt Romney's foreign policy experience.
But several prominent names in the foreign policy field are voicing their support for mr.
Romney in the international arena.
For former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice James Baker George Schultz.
And Henry Kissinger all praising mr.
Romney in a new Washington times -- bad.
For more let's bring in Fox News national security analysts KT McFarland she joins us right now and over her shoulder pricey this at a picture of Henry Kissinger behind you there.
And yeah in fact how I act and several more years working for Henry Kissinger and the next thing for an -- Georgia -- -- -- let me ask you then based on your experiences.
How do you respond to President Obama and other prominent Democrats actually criticizing governor Mitt Romney -- foreign policy.
Really you know they found exactly like Jimmy Carter did in 1980s and Ronald Reagan -- that's Smart enough.
To be president he doesn't have any foreign policy experience.
And yet what did Reagan do he came in and it but none of those other people could he end of the Cold War he want a Cold War without firing a shot.
So the question is is Romney Regan and you have a single -- fastball.
Secretaries of state American password history write an editorial saying that he is that he understands what what -- -- -- greatest national security threat again.
Exactly let me ask you about that I want to point out some of things to get the tone and tenor of what they said here's figure out the former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice James Baker George -- And Henry Kissinger who's right there behind you his picture that is endorsing governor Mitt -- They wrote in that recent op Ed article that you're talking about.
How they -- that his economic plan can lead to a strong foreign policy.
Here's what they wrote the stakes are high.
International terrorism remains a threat to the safety of each and every one of us the same is true for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
We need pro growth strategies that will renew our ailing economy just says they did when Ronald Reagan took over in the 1980s KT does that square with -- -- -- and in fact even now I'm president Obama's former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff admiral Mullen.
Made the same point that America's greatest national security threat right now is its economy and if you don't fix the economy.
You're not restore America's economic vitality.
Everything else is collateral damage there's no money for for a military for intelligence for foreign aid so -- key and most important thing is to restore the economy.
Which they feel president presidential candidate Romney is much better equipped to do and President Obama.
Well now on the Republican side we have to point out the Senator John McCain.
Who of course was a GOP presidential candidate 2008.
He's expressing his concern about candidate Mitt Romney's foreign policy experience as well.
That's the election is about jobs and the economy but -- failed -- security policy over time is going to lead to significant domestic problems.
It's a job of presidents and candidates to lead an articulate their vision for America's role.
In the world.
The -- more dangerous place than it's been since the end of the Cold War.
And he goes on -- say.
I think the president should lead.
And I think candidates for the president should leave and talk about it he's disappointed apparently that governor Mitt -- did not do this during the RNC.
What do you well I was actually in camera it -- I'm -- the firm policy debate for the Republican candidate okay for prayer for.
Candidate Romney I had all of us foreign policy advisors on and they talked about restoring America's leadership role in the world they don't -- leading from behind.
Is the way to restore America's role in the world but I would also say that I'm specifics.
It was super relationship the next president's -- it's gonna happen foreign affairs is with Israel.
We may not CI I had everything with the Iranian threat that we've got to now we've got -- -- -- And right now that trust is not there between president about it you can minister Netanyahu also wiley and Netanyahu have known each other exact.
We have service -- you point out that they've known each other from day one when they start working together.
And they know each other to the point of almost.
Helping each other finish your sentences that's a good thing moving forward is it not.
Yeah yeah I it's really important because bring -- -- greatest threat is Iran Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Israel has to look at around and say is America gonna help us stop Iran if we can't trust America to help us and we don't trust the president has states.
To keep his word that we're gonna have to take action on our own.
That kind of relationship that Netanyahu and Romney have is this sort of thing where they can -- -- Obama can talk to each other vacant market through because the worst of all situations.
Would be a war against Iran are -- Israel.
Attacks Iran's nuclear weapon sites Iran retaliates United States distraught and and nobody wins that more authority important relationship is the one it's already there and has been there for forty years.
Are right KTV for all and always appreciate your perspective and and how you I don't think design -- send your picture ready -- put it up there next to you if because -- her.
Have a good day.