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Carly Fiorina: Middle Eastern Allies 'Must See Leadership And Support And Resolve From Us. I Would Provide It'

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- In a wide ranging interview, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina claimed she would be much more willing to aid Middle Eastern nations and forces in the battle against ISIS than the Obama administration has to this point if she is elected President.

Talking with Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Fiorina stated should would give allied states the aid they want so they can do a better job confronting ISIS and to resist being overtly influenced by Iran and Russia.

"The Turks have been asking us to help them maintain a no fly zone in the northern part of Syria. We haven't. I would. The Kurds have been asking us to arm them for three years. The Kurds are the most effective fighting force on the ground to date, particularly against ISIS. We haven't armed them. I will. The Egyptians have asked us to share intelligence. They're fighting ISIS on the ground as we speak. The Saudis have asked us for support. We haven't provided it. The Jordanians have asked us for bombs and material to help them fight ISIS. We haven't done it. All of these allies are bound together by a common enemy, Iran, ISIS and now Russia. They are prepared to stand up and push back and fight, but they must see leadership and support and resolve from us. I would provide it."

She also touted her leadership abilities as the reason she was able to rise through the corporate world, becoming the head of Hewlett-Packard

"I didn't have a plan to become a chief executive, but I would run to problems instead of running away from them. Every time I ran to a problem, I found people who do have a saw, it's just they've never been asked. So, I would ask them and together we would challenge the status quo, which is what you always have to do to solve a problem and we we would solve problems. And when you produce results and solve problems and lead, people pay attention."

Fiorina also proclaimed her campaign will address women and the issues that matter to them in a far different manner than will the Democratic nominee for President.

"The Democrats have played identity politics for so long, they have convinced some women that they're a special interest group that only cares about certain issues, reproductive rights, in their language, and one of the things that my candidacy reminds people of is women are half the nation. We're the majority of voters. We're not a special interest group. Our views are as diverse as men's views."

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