Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Is A Nuclear Iran America's 'Number One National Security Threat'

Mitt Romney in Israel. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Romney: Nuclear Iran Is 'Number One National Security Threat' -- CNN

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney clarified his March remark that Russia is the nation's top foe, saying in an interview which aired Monday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" that Iran potentially poses the greatest national security threat to the U.S.

"The number one national security threat, of course, to our nation is a nuclear Iran," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, speaking in Jerusalem about the nearby nation.

Asked about Israel's borders, the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict, withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the London Olympics, and campaign finance, Romney offered little new policy or criticism of President Barack Obama.

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My Comment: What's my take .... I still regard Al Qaeda and it's affiliated groups as our #1 national security threat. Iran's nuclear enrichment program is definitely up there .... but this has been the case for almost 20 years, and probably will continue to be the case for the next few years.

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