The Blog

Biden Knocks Romney for Being Too Hard on Iran

12:55 PM, Sep 3, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

The Jerusalem Post reports: 

US Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday attacked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for being "ready to go to war" in Syria and Iran, according to NBC News. Biden's comments came amid ongoing speculation that the Obama government and the Netanyahu government were not in sync on the Iranian nuclear program.

"Listen to what he says about foreign policy. You caught some of it in his speech [at the Republican National Convention],"  NBC News quoted Biden as saying in a sweeping condemnation of Romney's foreign policy strategy. "He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home. He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he's ready to go to war in Syria and Iran. He wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin's Russia." 

Biden is only the latest senior US official to speak publicly about the US position on Iran. Last week, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that an Israeli attack could only delay Iran's nuclear program, and he did not "want to be complicit" in an Israeli military action.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 15 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers