Face the Nation transcripts November 10, 2013: Netanyahu, Christie, Panetta

The latest on domestic politics and the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program
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(CBS News) Below is a transcript of "Face the Nation" on November 10, 2013, hosted by CBS News' Norah O'Donnell. Guests include: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, plus a panel featuring Phil Musser, Stephanie Cutter, Amy Walter, and CBS News' John Dickerson.

NORAH O'DONNELL: Today on Face the Nation, as prospects for a nuclear deal with Iran fade, we'll talk to the top critic of those efforts Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A massive typhoon hits the Philippines and leaves hundreds, perhaps thousands dead. We'll tell you where it's headed and have the latest on the destruction with a report from one of the hardest hit areas. Then, as this round of negotiations over curbing Iran's nuclear program ends with no deal, what impact are those talks having on U.S.- Israeli relations? We'll talk to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview you'll see only on Face the Nation. Plus, Bob Schieffer sits down with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and ask him how he thinks the U.S. should proceed on Iran and what he thinks of the troubled Obamacare roll out. Can the administration get the website fixed? Penetta has some candid advice for the president if it can't.

PANETTA: If they can't fix it then I think the president may very well have to accept some changes in order to make sure that we can continue to implement it.

O'DONNELL: Meanwhile, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie wins re-election, but are his eyes on another prize? We'll talk to him about his plans and see if he thinks he could fix a badly divided Republican Party. It's all ahead because this is Face the Nation.

ANNOUNCER: And now from CBS News in Washington, Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. Substituting for Bob Schieffer CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell.

O'DONNELL: Good morning again. And Bob will be along later in the broadcast Seth Doane joins us now from Beijing with the very latest on Typhoon Haiyan -- Seth.

SETH DOANE, CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Good morning to you, Norah. A local official in the Philippines suggested as many as 10,000 people might have perished in this typhoon. That number is very different,though, when you talk with the Philippine Red Cross which tells us 1,200 people. Those fluctuating death tolls give you an indication of just how little officials really know about the extent, the scope of this tragedy so far. It was the wind early on that got so much of the attention in this disaster, but it turned out to be the high waves and heavy surf that proved so damaging, so deadly along the coast. The Philippine government tells us around 4 million people were affected by this typhoon, 400,000 people displaced from their homes. For as bad as this typhoon is, it is not yet over. In fact it's barreling toward Vietnam right now where it's expected to make landfall early Monday morning local time. We've already seen around 800,000 people evacuated in that country. Taiwan has seen eight people die in heavy surf. And here in southern China six people knocked off a boat, now missing. As this country now braces for this typhoon.

O'DONNELL: Thank you. CBS News reporter Barnaby Lo filed this report earlier from Cebu, one of the hardest hit areas in the Philippines.

BARNABY LO, CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Typhoon Haiyan is indeed the biggest storm to hit the planet this year, there's no doubt about that, now having seen the extent of death and damage that it has cause here in the central Philippines. Now my team and I were actually taught in the middle of the storm. And I'm telling you the winds were tornado-like and the storm surge was like a tsunami. After storm had passed, we went out and what we saw was complete scene of devastation, a coastal town that had almost been completely wiped out. There were dead bodies lying everywhere. And people who survived were asking, where they would get food and water in the next few days to be able to survive. Now in Tacloban City, people have started looting. They have raided supermarkets, grocery stores and even electronic and appliance stores. There's just this sense of anarchy and lawlessness that has surrounded this immediate aftermath of the typhoon. Remember, this region was just hit by 7.1 magnitude earthquake a couple weeks ago and so there's definitely a massive work ahead for the Philippine government.

O'DONNELL: This morning U.S. attempts to craft an historic deal to curb Iran's nuclear deal have fallen apart. Secretary of State John Kerry had flown to Geneva for two days of marathon negotiations, the first direct talks between the U.S. and Iran in 36 years. Hopes were high for a deal until concerns were raised by France about whether they could trust Iran. Israel has called this a very bad deal. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joins us now.

NETANYAHU: Thank you, Norah, good morning.

O'DONNELL: I know that you never liked this deal from the beginning. Do you feel like the concerns you raised were heard?

NETANYAHU: I'm sure they were heard. I don't know if they will be internalized in to a different deal. A deal is not an end itself. And I think Secretary Kerry said the right thing when he said that no deal is better than a bad deal. The deal as was proposed described to us by the American sources they described it as accurately as they can means that Iran maintains its capability to enrich material for nuclear bomb. It also maintains another route, the plutonium heavy water route to make nuclear bombs. All Iran gives is a minor concession of taking 20 percent enriched uranium and bringing it down to a lower enrichment but that they could cover with a few weeks given the capabilities that they keep for enrichment. So Iran effectively becomes a threshold nation, threshold nuclear power nation, makes a minor concession and in exchange for that the P5+1, the international community, reverses the direction of sanctions, gives Iran several billion dollars worth in direct assistance, opens up petrol chemicals, opens up gold, diamond, the automotive industries and other things. This is a huge change from the pressure that was applied on Iran through the effective sanctions regime, which brought them to the table in the first place. In other words, Iran gives practically nothing and it gets a hell of a lot. That's not a good deal. I hope -- I can only express my wish -- that the P5+1 use the time to get a good deal that takes away Iran's nuclear military capabilities.

O'DONNELL: I know you describe these and believe these are minor concessions. But the United States, other Europeans believe this would be a historic deal, because for the first time it would freeze their nuclear weapons program. Why would you not want to take that first step?