Has Obama been 'clear' about what happened in Libya?
Reaction from Sen. John McCain
- Duration 3:19
- Date Oct 23, 2012
Reaction from Sen. John McCain
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Welcome foreign policy faceoff last -- President Obama attempts to defend his record abroad and slammed Mitt Romney's -- -- What we need to do with the respect to the Middle East is strongly steady leadership.
Not long and reckless leadership that is all over the map.
Attacking me is not -- agenda.
Attacking me is not talking about how we're gonna deal with the challenges that exist in the Middle East and take advantage of the opportunity there.
And stem the tide of this violence here's one thing I've learned it's better -- You've got to be clear.
Both to our allies and our enemies about where you stand.
And what you -- I'll hook but has President Obama being clear about what's happened in Libya Senator John McCain joins us -- senator first -- are you surprised governor Romney.
Did not drill down on the Libya the bottom.
Well -- I think in my view it probably would have been something that there was on the agenda but I think also that Mitt Romney.
Did the job that he needed to do and that was to show the American people that he has the qualities necessary to be the commander in chief.
Where is -- present again had its marquee cheap shot remarks which are both on presidential.
And not likable.
And senator you're the only person in the world who's ever been across a presidential debate stage from Barack Obama.
He told us in the commercial you -- a little disappointed in the -- current commander in chief because during the course of the ninety minutes he told a number of swappers'.
Well I think wanted to start with this business of leaving residual force in Iraq in -- always planned on it but because of their lack of any.
Is that failed but more importantly it Iraqis is unraveling.
Al-Qaeda the numbers have doubled.
Al-Qaeda is -- that it is on the resurgence -- throughout the Middle East anybody will tell you that.
Whether it be in in Mali in northern Mali where they've taken over all across.
No northern Africa and in Iraq if -- violence is way aptly it's it a million that governor having -- around my case.
Were you surprised that he agreed so much with the president's policies in Syria for the most part in Iran Iraq Afghanistan.
I don't think he agreed with about Iran he soon.
The president have Mitt Romney made it very clear that we are weaker than we were four years ago there's no doubt about that.
By the way this line about horses and soared to whatever was I mean that's just Sharkey that -- -- and never did that to the community organizer.
About his experience back in 2008 maybe I should have.
But the point -- I although I would never would have.
But the point is that his ridicule of Mitt Romney is -- -- both on presidential and frankly.
In my view unacceptable but.
The fact is that.
That the president tried to act like for example -- Israel our relations with Israel have not been worse since I don't know how long.
The fact is that I think that Mitt Romney showed the American people and he's fully qualified to lead.
And this president I.
Is is clearly not Torre Senator John McCain joining us from the debate site down look at -- we -- -- got a busy morning thank you very much for dropping by.
Thanks for have man you -- -- evidence.