Transcript for The Foreign-Policy Debate That Sort of Wasn't
This is seat for them last debate of the 2012 campaign brought -- you by the Commission on Presidential Debates. This one's on foreign policy I'm Bob Schieffer of CBS news that the first segment is they -- challenge they changing Middle East -- new face of terrorism we have weakened our economy we need a strong economy. We need to have as well a strong military. Our military second to none in the world what is America's role in the world and that he is the question. In order to be able to fulfill our rule the world America must be strong. America must lead. For that to happen we have to strengthen our economy here at home you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. We've cut our oil imports to lowest level in two decades. Because we've developed oil and natural gas but we'll set. To develop clean energy. Technologies. That will allow us to cut our exports in half by two point one. That's the kind of leadership that we need to show both at home and abroad he -- proposed. -- and reckless policies. His praise George Bush is a good economic stored and Dick Cheney as somebody -- -- shows great wisdom and judgment. I've got a policy for the future. And agenda for the future and when it comes to our economy here at home I know what it takes to create twelve million new jobs and rising take on today. And what we've seen over the last four years as something out of wanna see over the next four years but when he got back from farm policy well and I just -- well what I did this. Being a moment if OK -- about just about education because that I'm. I'm so proud of the state that I had the chance to be governor. We have at every two years tests that look at how well our kids are doing. Fourth graders and eighth graders are tested and English and math while I was governor I was proud that our fourth graders came -- number one of all fifty states and English and that also math. Let -- get coverage if they -- -- affairs office first and we kept our schools number one the nation -- still number one today out wanted to try to -- -- because we have heard some of this and the other debates. What do you do if the deadline arrives and it is obvious the Afghans or on able to him home -- security. What I think the American people recognize this after a decade of war it's time to do some nation building here -- -- And what we can -- do is free up some resources. To for example put. Americans back to work especially our veterans rebuilding our roads our bridges. Our schools as always do at the end of these debates. Lady with the words of my mom said go -- connect makeshift -- big and strong Oscar.
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