Romney would back Israeli Iran strike says aide

This gives Romney a leg up on Obama who has refused to say that he would back Israel's play on Iran if it comes to that. FoxNews: "If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing the capability, the governor would respect that decision," foreign policy adviser Dan Senor told reporters ahead of the speech, planned for late Sunday near Jerusalem's Old City. Senor said Romney is careful to note the governor believes preventing nuclear "capability" -- not just a nuclear weapon -- is critical. He later clarified his comments in a written statement, saying: "Gov. Romney believes we should employ any and all measures to dissuade the Iranian regime from its nuclear course, and it is his fervent hope that diplomatic and economic measures will do so. In the final analysis, of course, no option should be excluded." Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama has also affirmed the right of Israel to defend itself, but in contrast to Romney, Obama has warned of ...(Read Full Post)