November 15th, 2007
10:02 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton, Biden say no to war in Iran

Sen. Biden is concerned with how U.S. foreign policy is perceived in the Muslim world.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York tried to prove to an Iraq war veteran and his mother that they would be strong leaders by avoiding war with Iran.

After serving his third tour of duty in Iraq, Christopher Jackson said he was nervous that he'd be sent back to fight in Iran.

"I feel if we continue on the path we're at, that's where we will be at in Iran," Jackson said. "That's not what our troops need. Our troops need to come home now."

Biden told Jackson and his mother he thought a vote to categorize Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization was "completely counterproductive" and said it convinced the Muslim world that the war in Iraq is "really a war against Islam."

"The way to do that, ma'am, is to not ratchet up the winds of war here," Biden said.

Clinton said she did "oppose a rush to war" and said sanctioning Iran and the Revolutionary Guard was an important step to "getting to the diplomatic table with both carrots and sticks."

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. James Ziolkowski Buffalo, NY

    We cannot let Iran get a nuclear weapon.

    Iran wants to destroy Israel and threaten America. The whole world would forever regret if Iran ever get a atomic bomb.

    November 18, 2007 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  2. raymond norwalk,ct

    "Gee, we'd better not defend ourselves against people who seek to kill us… otherwise, they might get angry and want to kill us"

    Posted By Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    Tisk, tisk.....further confirmation....what can I say....

    November 19, 2007 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  3. r schier norwalk,ct

    "Taking all options off the table shows your lack of leadership and experience and how SPINELESS you people truly are. We are the FREAKIN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA stop being scared of your shadow"

    Posted By Ryan Indianapolis

    Why don't you just take out, and play with your GI Joe dolls, and get it out of your system....

    November 19, 2007 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. raymond norwalk,ct

    "We are the FREAKIN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA stop being scared of your shadow"

    you're obviously confusing being scared, with having some sense....
    pathetic....

    November 19, 2007 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  5. r schier norwalk,ct

    We cannot let Iran get a nuclear weapon.

    "Iran wants to destroy Israel and threaten America. The whole world would forever regret if Iran ever get a atomic bomb"

    Posted By James Ziolkowski Buffalo, NY

    WHY should my ONLY CONCERN in life, should be ISRAEL ?????? PLEASE, tell me WHY ???????????????

    November 19, 2007 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
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