'This Week' Transcript: Susan Rice

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON Absolutely. But, you know, just as there is no community of nations, but it's an aspiration and we have to keep working towards it. Whether it comes to the relation between Israel and Iran or what we're doing with North Korea to just say there is no community of nations, there is no natural harmony, let - therefore, let's abandon any attempt at diplomacy leaves us with no chances except force.

GEORGE WILL (OC) I didn't say abandon diplomacy. I will just remind you that when Woodrow Wilson said to Clemenceau don't you believe that all men are brother, Clemenceau said yes, Cain and Able, Cain and Able. Conflict is natural, Arianna, and pretending that by aspiring to something else you're doing something effective is - seems to me feckless.

DAVID FRUM Just as the United States needs to think very hard about the actual means of defense in this new world, as George said, of proliferation, building missile defense, so if the United States government wants to prevent Israel from attacking Iran which I think this government does, it needs to be very clear about what measures of defense it is going to make available to Israel. That we - if we are leaving a world in which nuclear weapons are absent and they're more prolific, we are going to have to enter a world in which nuclear defenses are more available both to the United States and to its friends.

RICHARD HAASS But we shouldn't kid ourselves, George. There's no solution to this whether it's sanctions and diplomacy or whether it's missile defense. Welcome to the 21st Century. This is a world in which power, in many cases in nasty forms like proliferation will become more dispersed. More distributed. This is, this is the future of the world. This is history coming to us now. We can't solve it, we can perhaps manage it at times. But this is going to be a messier, more difficult world that the United States at best can influence. We can't dominate it. We certainly can't control it.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (OC) On that happy note, we're going to take a quick break. And we're gonna come back with a lot more roundtable after the break. We're gonna have our take on the President's trip, Michelle Obama's star turn, also President Obama's tough love for GM and Chrysler. All that and "The Sunday Funnies" when we come back.

GRAPHICS: THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS JOHN KENNEDY, FORMER US PRESIDENT I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris. And I've enjoyed it.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA To paraphrase one of my predecessors, I am also proud to be the man who brought Michelle Obama to Prague.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (OC) No reason not to steal a great line, President Obama and Michelle Obama in Europe this week. We are back with our "Roundtable." I'm joined by George Will, Martha Raddatz, Richard Haass, David Frum and Arianna Huffington. And, and George, to set up the trip, let me also show you one other piece of sound from, from President Obama this week that sort of captured the kind of tone he was trying to strike with the Europeans.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA There have been times where Americans have shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive. But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual but can also be insidious.

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