In an interview at the Washington Times office building, presidential-hopeful Herman Cain commented on the perilous position Israel is in with Iran sitting in striking distance. The money quote: (see a video below)
Mr. Cain dismissed the notion that an attack on Iranis unrealistic: “First of all, we have the most capable military power in the world,” he said. “Air, ground — although we won’t have to use ground for this — submarines, ships, that would be strategically placed in that part of the world.”
Cain said if Israel is attacked, we will stand-by and shoot back, and we will not “sit back and get a vote from the United Nations.”
Asked if he agreed with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton’s contention that the “only realistic alternative … is to use force preemptively against Iran’s nuclear weapons program” since diplomacy has failed, Mr. Cain said he did, with one caveat.
“There would be some other pieces of information I would need before I gave that order, but I’m saying that would be Option B,” Mr. Cain said during an interview with editors and reporters at The Washington Times.
“Option A is, ‘Folks, we are not going to allow you to attack Israel‘ … If they call my bluff, they already know — they will know — what Option B is.”
A president who will get the U.S. out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the U.S. will go a long way to get my vote. Cain didn’t advocate for that exact scenario, but at least it’s a start.
Herman Cain on Israel and Iran (video)