GOP candidates offer strong words on Iran
March 6th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
11 years ago

GOP candidates offer strong words on Iran

Washington (CNN) - In speeches Tuesday before a powerful pro-Israel lobby group, Republican presidential hopefuls promised a stronger line against Iran and a closer relationship with Israel if elected.

Three of the four candidates in the GOP primary are speaking separately at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).


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    I wonder how these clowns are going to make their assertions that the President has thrown Israel under the bus in front of this crowd. From the reception the President got on Sunday, it sounds like he's on Israel's good side.

    March 6, 2012 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    The Four Clowns of the Apocalypse (minus one) wreaking havoc everytime they open their mouths, and every chance they get regardless of the impact their ill-considered words have on how we're viewed internationally.

    Thank you Mr. Paul for exhibiting judiciousness and minding your own business on the subject of Israel.
    Obama 2012.

    March 6, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  3. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Of course, the Republicans must bow down before the almighty AIPAC.

    March 6, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Both Mittens and Santorum want a war with Iran, so I am sure they will get a lot of applause. Damn republican chicken hawks always want the middle class and poor people to fight in their wars.

    March 6, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. diridi

    None of the republican contenders are worth the thought. They are just idiots to mess this nation. War, war, war, and war...nasty thought.

    March 6, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. Paul1st

    Pandering for votes. If an American President did what these candidates are calling for, we would find ourselves fighting another war alone without international support on the ground where it counts.

    March 6, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. Mark

    Yap Yap Yap, Pander Pander Pander

    March 6, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. Chris

    It's sad that it takes less than 10 years for us to forget the same lies they told us to get us into Iraq. Come on America, show these politicians we won't be fooled twice!

    March 6, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  9. judy

    Yeah Yeah Yeah and if need be they will change their tune, None have diplomatic experience and will put us into a war

    March 6, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  10. Curt

    Maybe Romney and his 5 sons, Santorum and Gingrich ( all who have never done military service ) should sign up to fight in Afganistan or Iraq before they start threatening a war with Iran. Besides, are they so stupid that they don't realize all these threats are a reason oil prices are up and therefore gas prices go up. Kind of sad that all these war mongers have never fought in battle themselves but don't seem to mind someone else doing it.

    March 6, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    It sure would be interesting to see what kind of welcome Ron Paul would get at this event!
    And I doubt very many of them believe what Obama is trying to sell them. Israel is still trying to wipe the grease off from the last time Obama tossed them under the bus.

    March 6, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  12. Vinnie

    Just got to love it when the former Israeli Intelligence Head cleaned Romney's clock today. Be more careful before you continue babbling about Iran and try to get that one right Willard.

    March 6, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    They continue to show their shallow perspectives on reality. They also continue to put our troops in the field in danger with their inflammatory remarks. Like I said, their perspectives are shallow.

    March 6, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  14. John

    Just about the right time again for the gun-happy GOP to go finding an excuse to start another war; anywhere, any reason, doesn't matter. Just ask senile Mc Cain about that one. Mitt will your five strapping young sons fight for our country?

    March 6, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  15. cali girl

    So tell me who in the bunch has any qualifications to make any statements on the matter? Still waiting....

    March 6, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  16. Bill from GA

    If there is "no gap" between the United States and Israel., does that mean we are following Israel, or leading from behind??

    March 6, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  17. Emmy Skaddittle

    what do you think these stronger words towards Iran are doing to gas prices? then who will they blame for the higher prices, Obama.

    March 6, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Remember lefties... It is OBAMA that is saying Iran will not be allowed to get nuclear weapons. It is OBAMA that is saying he doesn't buff. But let me guess, when OBAMA decides to attack Iran, all of you clowns will blame it on somebody else right? At least until things look rosey and he can claim victory, but until then, it's 's fault right?

    March 6, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |