We need to sanction the Iranian Central Bank… that will shut down that economy, and at that point in time they’ll truly have to deal with the United States.Rick Perry, calling for aggressive sanctions against Iran and decrying the Obama administration for failing to act as such.
I agree with Ron Paul. We are not fighting a war on terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic. We are fighting a war with radical Islam.Rick Santorum, milking the surprise of declaring he agreed with Paul, with whom he’s clashed contentiously in past debates. To be fair, though, everything he said subsequently (decrying the Obama administration for wanting to set a withdrawal timetable in Afghanistan, for example) could in no way be called “agreeing with Ron Paul.”
We haven’t done a good job defining our end goal in Afghanistan… we need a force on the ground more akin to ten to fifteen thousand.Jon Huntsman calling for a more rapid drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, which Mitt Romney called “cut-and-run.” Huntsman hit back, challenging Romney’s deference to “commanders on the ground,” saying “at the end of the day, the President is the Commander-In-Chief.”
No Blitz, that’s oversimplifying here… I’m sorry Blitz, i meant Wolf. Since we’re on a blitz debate- I apologize, Wolf.
Herman Cain, referring to moderator Wolf Blitzer as “Blitz.” Blitzer’s response, calling him simply “Cain,” didn’t really work as well. One syllable name, that.
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The folks who are most likely to be committing these crimes, obviously Muslims would be people you’d look at… not exclusively, but these are things that you profile to find your most likely candidate.Rick Santorum, answering Wolf Blitzer’s question as to whether he’d endorse profiling for anti-terrorism on the grounds of ethnicity or religion.
What I would do with the TSA is privatize them and get rid of those unions.Rick Perry, advocating the privatization of, among other things, airport security — with a little slap at unionization, to boot.
All of us will be in danger for the rest of our lives. This is not going to end in the short run. …no, I would not change it [the Patriot Act].Newt Gingrich, backing an extension of the Patriot Act.
I’m Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf, that’s also my real name.Mitt Romney, joining with Wolf Blitzer in assuring the GOP crowd that his name is really his name. In Romney’s case, though, this isn’t his real first name — Mitt is his middle name, his given first name is Willard.