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>> in egypt, you know, as we speak, it is morning. it is 5:00 in the morning -- there they are. >> people are rallying against the u.s. embassy. you give them $2 billion. we gotta roll. more with fox news, straight ahead. >> four americans murdered in benghazi. >> i disagree with the original statements that the embassy put out that the administration put out in cairo, sympathizing with the people who are storming the embassy. we should stand up for our values. we should stand up for our free speech rights. so i think that at the same time was wrong. >> you will see much more of our
interview with congressman ryan, minutes from now. plus, is president obam more worried about winning the election or fighting off terrorists? here's what rush limbaugh thinks. >> the obama camp, the campaign, the white house and the media all condemned romney before they condemned the attacks. obama thought it more worthwhile to hit romney for what he was doing, than the terrorists for what they did. >> hear much more from rush limbaugh, straight ahead. but first, you are looking live at the u.s. ermbass necairo, egypt. it is 4:00 a.m. and protesters are back outside our embasset and protests are turning violent. all night, we're going to be monitoring live pictures from cairo. and former alaska governor sarah palin blasting president obama over the violence. governor sarah palin saying, in part...
brotherhood, in libya and egypt have seen weakness and they have acted on it. and the administration has done nothing today to correct the impression that the weakness in our policy remains. i really think the analogy to tehran in 1979 before our embassy was taken hostage by the ayatollahs is right on the mark here. we are at a very, very dangerous point. and the president is not demonstrating appropriate american strength. >> you know, there is so much attention, ambassador on what happened in libya, with the murder of our ambassador and three other and it is attention, we are looking at the live pictures at 4:00 a.m. in cairo. there has been some protest in tukneesiasm but another thing that caught my attention, the response from afghan president hamidkarzai, he issued a statement, condeeming the movie and calling it an insult to
islam, saying desecration is not part of religious expression and a battleground of the righteous sentiments of 1.5 billion muslims all over the globe. contrav that with how many americans have fought and died trying to do the right thing in afghanistan. and what's his statement? his statement is about an insult to islam, not the fact that we had four of our americans murdered in that consalate. >> no. it's outrageous. it is the kind of thing that shows just how much karzai fears the taliban when, under the obama administration policy, the american troops that are keeping karzai in office, disappear from his country. that's why this is a strategic moment for the united states, from -- across the broader middle-east. if we don't stand up here for our enters and our values, we'll see our interest and our values trashed all over the place. let's just take egypt and libya for a minute. the governments of those
countries failed in their fundamental responsible to protect our diplomats and our embassy. yet, there is no word from the president on that failure t. leads to the issue whether elements of the libyan and egyptian governments were not compliceit in these actions. >> as we watch and continue to watch the pictures, you can't take your eyes off them. the very sad news, ambassador stevens, he did serve as a u.s. envoy to the libyan opposition in the revolution. only four months ago, he was appointed ambassador to libya. >> my name is chris stevens. i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. right now,im in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials memorializing the courageous men and women who made america what it is, i am reminded that we too, went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war, 150 years ago. >> it breaks your heart, looking
that the man, doing so much for the libyans and for us here at home in america. is there something -- does our foreign policy need some adjustment tonight? >> well, it need ace new president! it needs somebody who understands that america's strength and leadership in the world prevent this type of murder and attacks on our people overseas. it is not just the official american who is are at risk throughout the middle-east, it is the tens or hundreds of thousands of private citizens on business, on tourism, visiting families. they are at risk because people see that the united states has not and apparently will not stand up to these kinds of attacks. when you add to it, casting prime minister netanyahu adrift, not being able to deal with iran's quest for nuclear weapons. people see the united states in decline, our adversaries will calculate and adjust
accordingly. the risks are rising and we are standing by. >> i draw your attention to cairo, where people are protesting against us, right now. ambassador, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> a deadly attack on americans in the midmiddle-east, quickly turning the campaign trail into a critical discussion of our national security. "on the record" traveled to green bay, wisconsin, to talk one on one with g.o.p. vice-presidential enemyny, paul ryan. >> nice to see you. >> great to be back with you. welcome home. good to be home. isn't it? >> it is nice. today, you had a big crowd at town hall, the local people here in green bay. as you started it, i started to talk about foreign policy, what happened in libya. >> yeah, right. >> there are early sign it's just signs -- that the attack was planned. of course, it was 9/11 and on territory belonging to the united states. >> right. >> if you were vice-president, working with a president romney, what would you be thinking today about it? >> i would want to get to the bottom of it, number 1.
i would not speak in equivocal terms. i disagree with the original statements that the embassy put out in cairo, sympathizing with the people storming the embassy. we should stand up for our values and free speech rights. i think that statement was wrong. and the administration was right to walk approximatet barks after they stood by the statement a couple of times. now what happened in benghazi, afterward, we have lost four of our diplomats. our ambassador was killed. this is a tragedy. this is outrageous. of all the things we need in a moment like this, going forward, we need peace through strength. our adversaries who are tempted to test us need to know that america is strong millitarily, that we won't have the devastating defense cuts that i think questions the resolve and the strength of our military. and our president needs to speak with force and clarity for our principles. >> that's several issues. one is how you achieve peace through strength. two, the issue of sequestration.
and three, afghanistan. what are we going to do? do you want to pick off each one? >> peace and strength, what we mean is don't gut the military. the president -- don't forget, gave us a big cut to the military, $478 billion, which we think goes past the bone and compromises readiness and strength. we need to give our sold yerks sailors and airmen and marines the equipment to do the job as safely as possible. sequestration, i know you talked about this. this is a wonky word. we passed the legislation in the house to prevent it from happening by cutting government spending elsewhere. let's get after that. there is waste from the pentagon. we need to go after that. but by doing this with the reckless defense cuts coming down the pike, coming under president obottom's lack of leadership or his proposals, that weakens us. that is not peace through strength. we believe that that is wrong, we would do that differently. with respect to afghanistan, we believe and agree with the 2014 transformation, but we also think if our generals, our
commanding generals are saying, give us the strength we need throughout the fighting season, they ought to be given that. if you have a troop draw-down in a fighting season in september, our fear is if you are giving them the same objective strat yee and taking people out while we are getting shot at, that -- i fear -- makes us more vulnerable. so we have issues with -- with the way that the obama administration is prosecuting it on some of these decisions. we support the 2014 transformation itch in the event you become vice-president and governor romney becomes president, you inherit wherever we are in afghanistan. >> that's right. >> assuming you are vice-president and he's president, what do do you? >> we stick with the 2014 transition and 2013 is when we re-assess what the post 2014 posture looks like. that's what any administration will have to do. we have this timeline of 2014. we agree with that timeline. we are moving toward that. but we have to spent spend 2013
assessing our posture because the goal is to continue to deny a safe haven for al qaeda and related groups so they don't have staging grounds, the means of acquiring weapons and money to attack us again. >> are we safer than when president ork bottomma took office? >> i think because of the drone strike, because of killing osama bin laden, because of the bush administration's prosecution on the war on terrorism, we are safer. but i would say it's a mixed record. i really think by gutting defense, like the president is doing, that risks -- those risks are unpallettable because what it does, it tells our adversaries that we are weakening and reducing or strength of military. youville more foreign policy adventurism. i think the iran policy has been woefully inadequate. we are at a place where they are 90% of the way to getting a nuclear weapon. >> what do do you? this is a troubling thing for the world. what would you do? >> i have been working on
increasing and boosting sanctions for quite a while in congress. the obama administration was brought kicking and screaming to putting in putting in the tough sanctions and they have equivocated. had we had the resolve we needed in 2009, hopefully, we could have had a different outcome. but the sanks only work if it makes iran change their opinion about going forward with a nuclear weapon. they haven't changed their opinion. they have gotten much farther. and at a time when our ally, israel, needs our strength and our moral support, public support, i fear that the relations of israel are at an all-time low. >> we have the problem that they are cheaters. they will get around the sanctions or won't go along and will cheat. there comes a point when there isn't that much more marge stay on the line crank it up and it's only hurting the people. >> but with the central bank sanctions, the obama administration requested and got waivers. and they are giving waivers --
>> are you saying no waivers? >> yeah nsome cases. in central bank, you can really bring pain to the government of iran without necessarily hurting the people. i don't believe that the administration has been strong enough on sanctions. and more importantly, they drag their feet on sanctions. it was only because of an enormous bipartisan support in congress that we have the sanctions we have today. they are a little late. that's what i am concerned about. it is four years. they have gotten this much closer to a nuclear weapon. think about what the world would look like with a nuclear iran, the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism. it could trigger an arms race in the middle-east. and think how they could conduct themselves as a nuclear nation, they are supporting terrorism already. think about hathey would be like with a nuclear weapon behind them. i shoder to think about this because i think this is our greatest foreign policy concern right now. it affects the national security
of america and our allies and i think by the results of the fact that they're this much closer to a nuclear weapon that this administration has not done near the job they should have done. >> you mentioned about the doctor in hewlett-packard. you were harsh about the leaks out of it, you say, coming out of the white house. but you said something about our relationship with our allies. i don't want to misquote you. has our relationship changed with many of our allies? >> well, i worry that by gutting defense like we are, by not speaking with moral force, by standing up for our principles, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, women's rights, individual rights, the president's missed lots of opportunities. the revolution in iran. he said that bashir assad had to go a year ago. he's still there. our adversaries see us gutting defense and they are more willing to engage whenn what i call foreign policy adventurism. in our allirks they worn if we have the resolve that we
traditionally have. they look at the way we have been treating israel and take a look at all of these other issues. i believe that we need a peace through strength doctrine, which we don't have. if america is strong and assert our beliefs and stand proud and have a strong military that's unrivaled, then our adversaries won't test us as much and are our allies will trust us more. >> you mentioned women's rights. the obama campaign is running an ad saying that the romney presidency would be bad for women. you smirk. >> 23 million people struggling to find work the. the poverty rate among women is the highest in the nation. president obama said if you pass the stimulus package, unemployment would never be above 8%, but it's stayed above 8%. hope and change is now divide, smear and fear, divide and
conquer. i don't think people are going fofall for that. this is a political tactic. >> but you still need the women's vote. >> of course we do. >> no, i understand that. but that's been run against you. >> when i think of women's issue, i think of my mom and my wife and my daughter am i think of the quality of education we are giving our children and the mountain of debt we are giving the next generation, which will guarantee a diminished future. i think about the poverty rate of women. i think about women who start businesses that employ people and they are not doing it because of this terrible economy. so we are all in this together. i really mean that. what we need are the kinds of pro-growth economic policies that mitt and i are proposing to get us out of this rut we are in. so the president is going to be trying to talk to people in different groups to divide people in hopes that he can come up with a coalition of 50 plus 1 to win the election. we're talking to everybody with the same purpose, with the same principles about what you need to do to get the country back on track. >> governor romney says he has
240,000 jobs here in wisconsin. >> that's right. if we get the economy growing at the rate we know we can, 4% a year, we will create 12 million jobs. here's the problem. the president's failed on his promises. the economy's suffering as a result of his terrible policies and lack of leadership. we are not going to blink. we are going to get the debt and deficit under control. we are going to pass a budget, which they haven't done in 3 years. we will put the pro-growth policies in place to let the private sector take off. if we can get the policies in place, we can get the economy growing. if we get the economy growing 4% a year on average, we can create the 12 million jobs. you have to have goals and policies that are proven to work. these are pro-growth economic policies that have been proven to work. we will put them in place. we have to have an energy policy and an education policy. spending cuts, budgets. all of those things will help us get people back to work. >> straight ahead, more with congressman paul ryan. let's face it, it doesn't matter
how good your policy is if you dont get it passed. how would a romney/ryan white house break the stubborn log jam in washington? that answer, next. and rush limbaugh, why is he enraged with president obama's response to the attack on americans in the middle-east. hear that from rush limbaugh himself. rush limbaugh in his own words, coming up. does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ?
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>> greta: once again, vice-presidential nominee, paul ryan. you could have the greatest policies in the world. but if you can't get washington to work together, they're worth absolutely zero. how -- let's assume you -- let's assume you win. let's assume you don't get the senate. you is a divided capitol hill. what are you going to do? are you going to negotiate more? i mean, what's the ryan/romney magic ticket to undo the log jam. >> you don't get to common ground unless you put your ideas on the table. the house passed a budget twice and the senate hasn't in 3 years. >> greta: how do you get them to put an offer up? >> we will lead with solutions. the other point i would say, look at the policies we are proposing. they have bipartisan origins. the medicare reforms we are proposing are bipartisan --
>> greta: you put a budget on the table. even president obama put a budget on capital hill. senator reid put its in his pocket. >> president obama's budget got zero votes, but senator harry reid is topping it -- to negotiate. you can't negotiate if he is putting it in his pocket. how do you get him to work? >> that's vexing me for 3 years. i can't speak for what it takes to get harry reid to make decisions or the senate to do something. but we lead. we reach across the aisle. we don't demonize and demagogue people, we work with them. like medicare reform. our tax rmplt proposals have bipartisan support. lower tax rateses for everybody. a lot of democrats agree with us -- >> greta: but you voted against the simpson-bowles i. you know what i did? i didn't like the total package, i put my own plan out there. that's what leaders do. i took what i liked from
simpson-bowles and add it and put that interest a budget and passed that in ck. i didn't vote for simpson-bowles because it kept carein place and allowed medicare to grow unchecked, which goes to bankruptcy. i did not want to look my constituents in the eye and say i passed or voted for a plan that i know doesn't solve the problem. there are great ideas in simpson-bowles. they are great guys. but i offered an alternative. that's what president obama owed the country. don't tell us you don't like our plan, show us what yours. he is has yet to put a credible plan out there. here's the problem, we don't have much more time. we will be greece or europe if we keep tick -- kicking the can down the road like the president's failed leadership has done. mitt romney won't make that mistake. >> greta: rush limbaugh and if laura ingraham have been hard on the campaign. they say you are not -- you are not bold enough or if you don't win this one, the party's gone.
>> look, i ability this is the most important election in our lifetime. we are literally choosing not just who will be president, but what kind of people are we going to be? if i had to boil it down, it would be this th-- we are offering the american idea of an opportunity society, a society of pres perity and mobility. president obama is offering four more years of the same, leading to a welfare state and debt crisis. we believe the role of government is to define rights to promote equality of opportunity. president obama wants to equalize the results. he wants government-granted rights. very different philosophy, very different vision. what we see with the obama plan is stagnation. debt crisis. that's not what people want in this country. i think when americans look at the final analysis, they will take us and our ideas to get the american ideal back on track. >> greta: two questions. if you get the first one wrong, you will never win wisconsin --
>> lam bow field -- >> greta: lam bow field or lambert. >> i have been coming here a long time. i tailgate right here. this is lam bow field -- >> greta: are you sure? you are sure? >> i took my daughter to the playoff game against the giants and she cried halfway home because it was a terrible game. i am a big-time packer field. life long. >> greta: lam bow? >> lam bow. >> greta: jerry has been up 10 times to make the hall of fame. he threw the block in the ice bowl in 1967 and kicked the field goal in 1962 to win the championship against the green bay packers. he is not in the hall of fame. do you support jerry cramer going to the hall of fame? >> absolutely. picture on my wall in my office is a picture of vince lombardy and paul horning. on a mental is a packer helmet signed by mike mccarthy. my blood is green and gold -- >> greta: but jerry cramer --
>> absolutely. there are a lot of packers we should send to the hall of fame. more than just that. >> greta: congressman, thank you, sir. nice to see you. >> good to see you, coming up, rush limbaugh says president obama is going after governor romney when he should be going after the terrorists. that's only what rush is saying for starters. hear a whole lot more from ♪ look at those toys. insurance must be expensive. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your policies. well, his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands?
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are doing. >> we are in the middle of an absolute disaster... a foreign policy disaster. and there is a coordinated effort to make it about romney and whether or not he should speak, whether he should say anything about it, whether or not it's presidential for romney, we are only supposed to have one president now, at times like this. well, we don't have one -- unless romney speaks up. and that's the sad reality. that's the first thing that happened. that statement goes out. apologizing in advance for private u.s. citizens exercising their free speech. then the protests intensify into attacks on our embass necairo and our consalate in benghazi. in libya. romney speaks up and calls the
cairo embassy response disgraceful. we then discover that there are murders that have taken place, of americans in benghazi, including the ambassador. after that happens, the obama administration disavows the cairo embassy statement that i just read you. and after that, the obama campaign sent one of their flags out to shame romney for politicizing what happened at the embass nelibya. thereby getting the ball rolling on this whole idea that romney ought to shut up. that romney shouldn't be talking about this. that romney jumped the gun, that romney used the death of americans as a campaign aid and violated this -- you have heard this before -- this sacred politics ends at the water's edge. tell the democrats that during the war in iraq.
politics ends at the water's edge. except, see, that's not what happened. cairo puts out this statement that i just read to you and once the media get ahold of this and starts reporting this, somebody has to speak up. it is outrageous. it is disgraceful. it's exactly what romney said. the bottom line is that the obama camp, the campaign and the white house and the media all condemned romney before they condemned the attacks. obama thought it more worthwhile to hit romney for what he was doing than the terrorists for what they d. romney got hit first. >> greta: back here, brit hume joins us. is rush limbaugh correct that the campaign went after governor romney before the terrorists?
>> well, i do know this, greta, i think we have yet to hear in a public statement made for the general public, that is to say, the statements that obama has made in the rose garden and then later this evening in las vegas, anything about what happened in cairo. he did tell a telemundo interviewer, it was an open question whether the egyptian government was an ally or enemy of the u.s. he wasn't ready to say it was either and much may depend on their response to this. but that's about it. >> greta: wow. these are live pictures of wais going on in cairo, right now. 4:30 in the morning there. it is turbulent there. brit, i went back through my notes and the first statement from the u.s. embassy about -- which is essentially an apology, for lack of a better word was mid-day. then a tweet and a main at 4:29 and 6:30 p.m., that whole time, nothing out of the white house to disavow what was coming out of the embassy, chiam calling an
apology. it wasn't until 10:10 at night when the romney campaign sent its message around, saying that they were outraged by the attacks that there was finally a response from the obama administration. >> well -- of course, part of what the romney camp was saying was that -- the governor was outraged by the weakness of the statement that was put out and reiterated, even after the embassy grounds had been breached the administration -- the embassy said this -- basically made this what you call an apology -- twice -- >> greta: apology is a short hand. what they said was. >> it was a condemnation of the movie. and they referred to it as trying to make muslims feel bad about their faith. >> greta: it's interesting. when the romney campaign sent that statement out at 10:10, in the middle of this show, i emailed them and asked if they would un-embargo it and we read it on the air here. >> they trying to hold the
statement until midnight had passed and september 11 had passed so they wouldn't be accused as they were trying to make it a political attack on that day. >> greta: you know, your thoughts on all of this? >> i think a lot dpens on what happens in the next couple of days. i think that governor romney and the president have a vulnerability. we don't know how this is going to play out. friday could be a very important day. there is a call for further protests in cairo, not that there arest not still going on. if this erupts into a tehran-style assault on the american embassy there, this thcould change the complexion of the campaign in a very big way. the president will be challenged to do something about this. we know that marines have been sent to benghazi to try to secure our embationz -- not in benghazi, but tripoli. i am not -- it is not clear to me that anything has been done in cairo. maybe we have enough forces to do that. but we didn't the other day.
the flag was torn down. >> greta: there is the political ramifications here in this country -- i am curious, should governor romney be speaking out about in? >> oh, of course. we are less than two months to an election, an important international event occurs, you would expect to hear from the candidate, as a voter, i want to hear what a candidate for president has to say. it may seem ugly and unseamly, we have had four people killed. but these are very important times. >> when he issued that original statement -- it was not known what had happened in libya. he was issuing the statement about the u.s. embassy in kirow and what happened in cairo, you can see is an uncertain situation. >> greta: if i look at the response, libya apologized. i am grateful for that. president karzai in afghanistan call its an insult to islam. no apology or sympathy to the fact that we lost four americans. egypt right now, the people are
running -- the president has been silent -- >> the president of egypt. he has been silent. >> greta: he hasn't said a words. we have snubbed the prime minister of israel, who is our good friend? >> it is a potentially ugly picture fit plays thought way and the tensions and distance with the israeli government persist and if the situation worsens in the middle-east, particularly in cairo this, becomes a major foreign policy headache and challenge for president obama and perhaps, undermines people's sense of his whole foreign policy in that part of the world, since the beginning of the arab spring. >> greta: brit, thank you. >> you bet. >> greta: our political panel. what our experts say about the new crisis in the middle-east. the panel's here next. in 2 minutes, an embarrassing mistake at the democratic national convention. what was it in and how did the democrats turn it into a swipe at govern
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the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. >> attacks in the mideast, create ache political mindfield. governor mitt romney, blasting the obama administration, saying, it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, to you about sympathize with those who waged the attacks. in an interview with "60 minutes," president obama, firing back. >> there is a broader lesson to be learned here. governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. as president, one of the things i have learned is, you can't do that. >> greta: joining us, our political panel, rick klein, washington examiner, byron york and time magazine bureau chief, michael crowley. times latest cover story, on the trouble overseas. rick, first to you, governor
romney tends to shoot first and aim later. >> this is teed up for him because mitt romney decided to make a bold play and it bagfired to acan extent because of the events that happened after that statement went out. these campaigns present opportunities to candidates. mitt romney has gotten a lot of criticism for not being bold and taking a strong stand. here on foreign policy, where he has a deficit, his campaign decided to take an opportunity with a strong statement that he decided to reiterate today, the obama campaign cease -- seizes an opportunity. >> greta: when i hear things like that, the first thing i think, there is a tendence tow shoot first and aim later. i thought of the beer summit that the president had to have because he took sides with his friend, the professor and he gets the police, saying they acted stupidly before they heard facts. that seems like shooting first before you hear anything. >> i don't think it backfired because there was an instant
consensus in the press that he had made a terrible mistake. and i am not sure if the american public has the same opinion. if you looked at the news conference that he hastily arranged in jacksonville, i think, today, every single question was: a variation of, did you make a mistake? did you make a mistake? did you say the wrong thing isn't romney campaign has been saying for a long time that the obama administration has a tendence tow apologize for u.s. actions, there is a history of that throughout the administration. and indeed, mitt romney's book is called no apology. so, you know, i think the romney people think they are on message right now. >> they may be on message. i think they missed an opportunity. i think that you can argue honestly about different world views. i think that mitt romney feels that bam pam -- barack obama never apologized and said i'm sorry, in diplomatic speak that word has a very specific
meaning. what the romney people will argue and what they said, people understand what they mean. he sent the signal that the bush administration had excesses and did things wrong and america has to be stronger and firmer, unwaiverring, that's a philosophical difference. but romney shot himself in the foot, coming out, before the facts were clear, the story was in motion and opened himself up to the charges that he was being rash and trying to score political points. had he waited until later today -- >> greta: did the facts make it better or worse for him? >> better organized crit senate criticism. >> he would have said the same thing. >> that's fine. but he had the facts and no one could accuse him of shoot from this hip and being political. as a matter of political process, it would have been better to wait to have the argument. >> but when we learn that the ambassador had been killed that put it up the importance scale that romney's statement looked inappropriate? >> i think so. and hasty. he wasn't getting all the facts. >> greta: we are going to take a
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we are going to pass a budget, which they haven't done in 3 years. we are going to put the pro-growth policies in place to let the private sector take off and we know we can get this economy growing. if we get the economy growing at 4% a year on average, we can create the 12 million jobs, which is our goal. >> greta: these pictures from cairo and the deaths of four americans in libbiality. but we have the job issue. does that still trump everything? >> yeah. i think the romney campaign would like it to be that. that's classic, vintage paul ryan, when he talks about the issues, that's why mitt romney chose him because he is so articulate and that's the message that romney/ryan would like to be pushing. anything in foreign policy aside. >> in foreign policy, romney has been on the defensive since his convention, when he gives the acceptance speech and doesn't mention the troops in afghanistan or anywhere else in the world -- >> greta: why not? how does that happen? >> he has not given a goods answer for that. but he's on the defensive. the democrats put on a big
national defense show at their own convention. i think one of the things that was going on in the romney campaign's mind last night was that this -- this libya and egypt thing would be a way to retake the offensive on national security. >> i think that's absolutely right. but i think they saw an opportunity to take the issue back. one thing that struck me about the interview with eyen. i thought he was fluent and cogent, talking about iran. his background is not national security. he will have a debate with joe biden. tens of millions of american, 70 million turned out for the sarah palin/joe biden dibait. but tens of millions of americans watching the debate. it is likely to focus heavily on foreign policy, the strength of biden. the democrats are hoping that paul ryan will be weak. he has been doing his homework on iran. i don't know how much he has been doing that recently. but he was fluent in the issue, having to do with sponsoring terrorism and the progress toward a weapon and that shows
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>> greta: time for last call. california may be known for police chases but this is not just any chase. bampblg robbery suspects led police through the streets of south los angeles. the suspects started throwing money out of the car windows. the cash went flying sparking a mad dash for cash. people started running into the streets to grab the money. crowds swarmed the scene hoping to cash n police arrested three suspects but they don't expect to get the money back. and that is your last call. thank you for being with us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow night. make sure you go