McCain: We're safer than the day after 9/11, but we have much more to do on border security and other things. Little specificity.
Obama: The biggest risk to the U.S. is nuclear -- a terrorist with a suitcase. He discusses specific threats to the ports and other infrastructure.
We must improve America's standing in the world. Gives McCain credit on the torture issue.
McCain: Sen. Obama doesn't understand - he doesn't get it. (How many times is that?)
Obama: This administration has focused on Iraq; Bin Laden is still out there; we have challenges with China - they hold huge amounts of our debt, are present in nations throughout the world where we are absent, because we've viewing everything through the single lens of Iraq.
We can't have our economy decline and still maintain our military security, take adequate care of our veterans.
McCain: There are advantages to experience; Sen. Obama doesn't have the experience and background to lead our nation. He is stubborn, clinging to old position re: surge. We need more flexibility as president of the U.S. Veterans know I'll take care of them. I love them.
I'm ready to be president now-- he's not.
Obama: Part of what we need to do is to send a message to the world that we're going to invest in issues regarding how ordinary people can live the American dream.