DEBATE REWIND: STRENGTH AGAINST
"And it is unacceptable to this country to allow that individual to have he control of launching a nuclear weapon. And so we will take the action necessary to keep that from happening. And I think each person on the stage, certainly in my case, I would make sure that we would take the action necessary to keep
Governor Romney on the Need To Act Against Any Threat Being the President’s Utmost Priority:
MODERATOR: "Governor Romney, that raises the question, if you were president of the
ROMNEY: "You sit down with your attorneys and tell you want you have to do, but obviously the president of the
Governor Romney On The Iranian Threat:
Governor Romney: "I Think The President Has Whatever Authority Is Necessary To Protect This Country And Protect Our Troops." ABC'S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: "George Stephanopoulos: Sen. Clinton took to the Senate floor earlier this week and said the president does not have the authority he needs to take military action against
Governor Romney: "
Governor Romney: "The Iranian regime threatens not only
Governor Romney: Instead of Inviting Ahmadinejad To Speak At The United Nations, We Should Be Indicting Him Under The Genocide Convention. "If the principles of the UN's founders and the harsh lessons from past genocide have any meaning, our leaders must act now to confront the Iranian regime's terrorist, genocidal and nuclear ambitions. Failure to act now would diminish the legacy of those who fought and died in World War II and of all victims of genocide and terror." (Gov. Mitt Romney, Letter To National Rally To End The Threat Now, 9/24/07)
Governor Romney Is The Only Candidate To Have Laid Out A Comprehensive Strategy To Prevent A Nuclear
In January 2007, Governor Romney Laid Out His Five-Point Strategy To Prevent A Nuclear
· First, We Should Tighten Economic Sanctions. The Administration deserves recognition for restricting access to banking and credit services. Other nations must act now to follow our lead. In addition, Governor Romney has called for strategic divestment from companies that support the Iranian regime's dangerous actions. As the world's financial center, no state could have a bigger impact than
· Second, We Should Isolate
· Third, Arab States Must Join This Effort To Prevent A Nuclear
· Fourth, We Must Make It Clear To The Iranian People That While Nuclear Capabilities May Appear To Be A Source Of Pride, It Can Also Be A Source Of Peril. If nuclear material from their nation falls into the hands of terrorists and is used, it would provoke a devastating response from the civilized world. The military option remains on the table.
· Fifth, Our Strategy Must Be Integrated Into A Broader Approach To The Muslim World. We must work with moderate Muslim communities and leaders to build a lasting Partnership for Prosperity and Progress.
Governor Romney Has Followed Up His Strategy With Action:
· In February 2007, Governor Romney Wrote New York State Leaders To Urge Pension Fund Strategic Divestment Of Assets Linked To The Iranian Regime:
· In September 2007, Governor Romney Wrote The UN Secretary General Urging That Any Invitation To President Ahmadinejad Be Rescinded:
Praise For Governor Romney's
Bill Bennett: "…[B]ut let me say this about Mitt Romney, he deserves a lot of credit, all credit, for not letting up on
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