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Thanks actually President Obama speaking last hour in front of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
More broadly the events of the last two weeks also speak to the need for all of us honestly address.
The tensions between the west in the Arab world that is moving.
While she's here editor in chief reason magazines here with us and our studio in in New York just impressions on the president just terms of the tone.
That he took the UN this morning -- he tried to make a big statements and finally clear the -- have an honest discussion but I think the content of the speech was.
-- fundamentally incoherence in many ways there isn't a great section in their overdue -- my judgment.
Talking about how we should respect freedom of speech in the wake of front of of the innocence of Muslims videos but he bracket -- that with a whole bunch of think we must reject this crude and disgusting video we must always condemned.
Hateful speech we will know it's not all of our duty to condemn every bit of speech that we find hateful and it's certainly in my view.
Not the presence job to when -- under fire from people when -- under attack.
To give respects to their basically disrespectful.
And -- behind the idea attacks.
What Mitt Romney has countered the president's talk.
About what's going on in the Middle East and North Africa -- saying that we need stronger leadership but what would that be exactly.
Well Florida find out -- you know I think Republicans -- are having their own version of the fantasy that Democrats -- 2008 if we only elect our guys suddenly the world's going to love us or respect us fill in the blank that I think presupposes that America kind of runs -- dominates -- -- -- control -- and some -- which we cannot.
And it also has it you know it it also supposes that we're going to be more vigorous in the world about not letting different people -- nuclear weapons.
Were standing up against dictators.
And party coherence of Obama's speeches that he said we will not dictate what happens these democratic transitions right OK that's one -- the next one.
I ran must not be held -- a -- nuclear weapon the Libyan not leaders are the Syrian leader must step down all these must say about how we would actually like to -- -- that makes -- -- -- That makes us look -- doesn't -- When used the word mosque and you don't back it up it makes you look weak if you use the word must -- -- it -- it makes you look like a bully so it's that fundamental kind of conflict where America is.
They ask -- one final act of political question because that's it that's obviously the backdrop for everything were couple weeks into this now -- foreign policies.
Really come back and in a big issue in the presidential.
Campaigns -- -- -- -- that time to think about it at first Romney's criticize a dog should the jumped in.
-- to since conclusions in the Libyan situation.
You think it was the right thing and -- to -- that in terms a way that was handled how it's affected the campaign.
I think -- in -- always room to criticize the president of the United States first conduct of foreign policy never situation.
-- -- -- -- Romney has a particularly coherent vision to substitute of -- and he's already sort of flip flop or backtrack on his initial.
First of criticism so it might have heard of them in that in the short run but I don't think it's up to up presidential candidate.
To -- his voice in the face of but international affairs going constrained to experiment good to see you always speculate that.
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