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23. The question was posed this way
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:47 PM
Feb 2016
TODD: Alright, as Commander in Chief, Senator Sanders, you've got to prioritize potential threats to the United States. Three countries, North Korea, Iran, Russia. How would you rank them in order of their threat to America's security right now...


TODD: ... Starting with the biggest threat.

SANDERS: ISIS, you forgot one...

TODD: ... I didn't say that...

SANDERS: ... No, no...

TODD: ... No...

SANDERS: ... ISIS would be ...

TODD: ... We already had that. I'm talking about these three countries. How would you orient our national security, our national defense posture.

SANDERS: Clearly North Korea is a very strange situation because it is such an isolated country run by a handful of dictators, or maybe just one, who seems to be somewhat paranoid. And, who had nuclear weapons.

And, our goal there, in my view, is to work and lean strongly on China to put as much pressure. China is one of the few major countries in the world that has significant support for North Korea, and I think we got to do everything we can to put pressure on China. I worry very much about an isolated, paranoid country with atomic bombs.

I think, clearly, we got to work closely with China to resolve the serious problems we have, and I worry about Putin and his military adventurism in the Crimea and the Ukraine.

TODD: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter this week picked one of those three, and he has said Russia is, basically, the most important national security threat. Sort of reorienting the defense and the challenges to that. Do you agree with his decisions...

SANDERS: ... No, I don't. I worry very, very much about an isolated country. That's what makes me nervous. Russia lives in the world. China lives in the world. North Korea is a very, very strange country because it is so isolated, and I do feel that a nation with nuclear weapons, they have got to be dealt with. Dealt with effectively.

Clinton agreed with Ash Carter. I agree with Sanders.
How many Clinton supporters support her position? SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #1
One SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #2
two SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #6
three SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #18
three SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #39
three SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #40
You can't prop up the military industrial complex by being tough on climate change. Motown_Johnny Feb 2016 #3
I think that individuals who BlueMTexpat Feb 2016 #4
What did Clinton say when asked what is the greatest threat we face? SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #8
The question was posed this way kristopher Feb 2016 #23
Different Debate SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #24
Then you need to quote it - I can't find it. kristopher Feb 2016 #27
I am not confused SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #28
It could be they don't care, but it might be an artifact of the poll itself kristopher Feb 2016 #38
Sanders answered this quite well. trillion Feb 2016 #46
So you don't know Sander's #1 priority? kristopher Feb 2016 #5
you are so silly SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #7
Restoring democracy because the lack of democracy is root of all other "threats". kristopher Feb 2016 #9
So you do not support Clinton's position? SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #11
I have no idea what you are making cryptograms about. kristopher Feb 2016 #14
BTW, I'm pretty sure his answer wasn't ISIS, it was N. Korea. kristopher Feb 2016 #12
you must have missed that debate SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #13
Nope. He said N. Korea was greatest concern. He just acknowledged ISIS as threat. kristopher Feb 2016 #16
Reporting kristopher Feb 2016 #19
it was the debate before that one SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #20
might have been at the town hall SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #21
zero Clinton supporters think the environment is the greatest threat SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #10
Zero SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #22
ZERO - really SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #41
My number one has been environment artislife Feb 2016 #15
Very few Clinton supporters support her position. SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #17
Do any Hillary supporters think that environmental issues should be ... SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #25
I support Sanders EdwardBernays Feb 2016 #26
Air - Water - Food SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #30
I voted "Do not like" firebrand80 Feb 2016 #29
During one of the debates - Question - What is the greatest threat SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #31
My point is that they're both correct IMO firebrand80 Feb 2016 #32
My position - SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #33
The problem with all that military spending firebrand80 Feb 2016 #34
I've knocked out six canvass packets today... You? Agschmid Feb 2016 #35
good work SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #36
I took the day off, lots of work to be done. Agschmid Feb 2016 #37
Unless ISIS gets a moon base Warren DeMontague Feb 2016 #42
Calling all Hillary supporters ... SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #43
Kick! Kelvin Mace Feb 2016 #44
Thanks SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #45
Kick trillion Feb 2016 #47
k&r nt bananas Feb 2016 #48
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