How does Romney draw clear distinction on foreign policy?
Rudy Giuliani weighs in
- Duration 5:16
- Date Oct 9, 2012
Rudy Giuliani weighs in
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-- that governor Mitt Romney now delivering what his campaign caught a major foreign policy speech in Virginia.
During that address he suggests the president's leadership style has made the Middle East more dangerous.
The president is fond of saying that the tide of war is receding.
And I want to believe it -- much as anyone else.
But -- we look at the Middle East today.
With Iran closer than -- nuclear weapons capability.
With the conflict in Syria threatening to destabilize the region.
-- -- violent extremists on the march.
And with an American ambassador and three others dead lightly at the hands of al-Qaeda affiliates.
It's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now.
When the president took off there was a whole lot more -- if you want to talk about it now former New York mayor.
Rudy Giuliani and -- governor Romney supporter how are you mr.
mayor good I'm good -- probably I'm fine thank you I think -- voters.
And viewers for that matter even more importantly at the moment these next two debates.
Are looking for is a clear distinction between what governor Romney's policies would be as commander in chief.
As opposed to what the current policies are today.
Not whether -- is that speech yesterday or whether it's to be determined to -- number two or number three now how does he draw that clear distinction.
I think the distinction as it is very clear to -- -- the difference in approach and then in a lot of specifics.
Leads from behind that's one of -- people describe it that way last year of about Libya.
And it's really very very dangerous he's put -- in a very dangerous position by doing -- governor Romney would lead pipe leading by setting forth.
What we were gonna do by laying it out by asking other countries to follow us rather than we follow the countries like we followed France -- -- And I think we're seeing the fruits.
Of president of -- Obama's incompetence in foreign policy right now I take it back to major Hasan.
And I warned about this back then.
Hasan was Fort Hood Texas correct a terrorist attack a terrorist attack that they described they meaning the Obama administration.
Described as employee rage.
That's just as a third of their cover up -- what happened in Libya.
That reality is when you close -- rise to what's going on you get attacked without recognizing you getting attacked.
We should never have been attacked and would be the warnings when manifold.
Instead of increasing security we -- -- security.
It is quite possible that the ambassador in the other three Americans didn't have to die if there were competent.
Reaction that wasn't controlled by political spin as opposed to.
Done very very realistic that's interest and you say that -- his hearing coming up tomorrow and I wonder how often how clearly that comes up.
What governor Romney has said repeatedly is that we are not shaping world events as a nation.
-- had no what does he mean by what what he means by that is you have the situation in in in Libya.
If at first we weren't sure what we were gonna do when -- go back to Mubarak -- Mubarak was in trouble Hillary Clinton announced that Mubarak.
You know we shouldn't be removed very quickly that it should be done very carefully it should be done very slowly.
Within about four -- five days we change that and we decided we were going to be part of it.
And we were part of it and we didn't we didn't shape it in such a way that we we we prevented.
An Islamic government from taking over as -- now we have the Islamic.
The Muslim Brotherhood you know running Egypt with a man who wants the release of a terrorist who wanted to bomb New York City.
The blind -- so.
Bye -- following rather than leading.
We don't set events in the direction we want them to go fainting in Libya.
Same -- and many of suggestions because he's disengaged and they come back to that point second here but but with the critics say about the speech yesterday.
Is that it it's its lofty rhetoric sounds great but there are no specifics.
On the -- specifics there aren't enough and that as the critics would like.
The reality is that's what a presidential candidate does -- to take me back to -- speech by President Obama or four years ago anymore specific than that I've been.
Orb or President Bush or president Kennedy ordered people -- President Reagan -- -- work for this is the way you give a speech in a presidential.
Campaign he set forth your general principles with a couple of examples.
Here's a really good example that I think shows the difference.
The governor Romney said he would have supported the uranium protesters.
Wendy when they were acting to try to do regime change in Iran.
A President Obama disgraceful he turned his back on them.
Why does that send a message you think you don't you think that some of our problems in Iran come about.
The government of Iran doesn't take President Obama seriously they're not afraid of -- backing those protestors liked President Reagan back to protest -- in Poland and the Czech Republic would have been a very very strong.
Difference in leading.
And following which -- -- president elect Obama and the fifteen seconds I have left and this -- -- big question so do your best and -- capable what does it mean that you come to the United Nations General Assembly don't -- single one on one meeting with another -- -- It means you're putting politics ahead of governing we haven't had a president for the last two months this is the campaigner in chief.
Not a president of the United States which may be some of the reasons for the terrible screw up and the cover up in -- look for more on this next week and the debate on the 22 of October in Florida mayor thank you thank you really don't always good to -- with -- --