Schieffer Flubs Non-Response on Key Question
Ahmadinejad didn’t miss it. Neither did Syria’s Assad nor did Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt. Jihadist Muslims in Gaza, Bali and Libya didn’t miss it either when Bob Schieffer asked President Obama if he would state unequivalently that an attack on Israel would be considered an attack on the United States.
Obama’s answer was that “we stand with Israel”. What does that mean? Does it mean that if Ahmadinejad makes good on his threat “to exterminate the Jews in Israel in fires of Hell” (which he has stated several times) that Obama will send Susan Rice to the UN to lodge a complaint?
Bob Schieffer let it go just like he passed on Obama’s use of drones. The problem is that Israel is now in the same position that Ambassador Stevens was a little over a month ago.
Incidently, I think Romney's strategy for the debate was brilliantly conceived and carried out. He obviously felt that the Libya fiasco was well-known to every breathing, thinking American, and to push it further would accomplish nothing. His job was to show that he understood foreign affairs and would reverse the overall disaster that Obama has created. He accompished that.