Obama Tells GOP Rivals to be Serious about the War in Iran
President Barack Obama admonished Mitt Romney and the rest of the GOP presidential hopefuls for being reckless with their talks about war in Iran. He added that his rivals’ talks on Iran reflect the fact that they don’t have a lot of responsibilities.
The president was asked about Romney’s claim that if he gets re-elected, Iran would have a nuclear weapon. President Obama answered that his administration has imposed sanctions against Iran that has isolated the nation. The sanctions damaged the Iranian economy.
The president believes that because of the sanctions, it has opened up a window of opportunity that can resolve the problem through diplomatic solutions. He doesn’t share the sentiments of Israel that an attack should be commenced in the next two months. He wants to wait and impose tougher sanctions against Iran.
The president had a lot to say about the rhetoric from the GOP presidential candidates. He said that the Republican candidates are not the commander-in-chief and don’t have a lot of responsibilities in their hands. When people talk about war, the president is reminded about the costs connected with war. He must also think of the decisions he has to make and the impact it has on the US economy, national security and lives of the people.