Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Romney's Iran policy

A while back I commented on Romney’s lack of foreign policy plans. Today, Romney lays out a clear plan towards preventing Iran from continuing its nuclear ambitions. Some are fairly obvious, but some more innovative and intriguing. Notably, Romney sees more than just economic sanctions, but also “the potential of U.S. pension funds to further isolate the Iranian economy” through disinvestment.

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Blogger Marc said...

Coverage of his speech at the Herzliya Conference can be found here. It's a great window into how Romney is beginning to define himself on the foreign policy front. He's staked a strong rhetorical position in calling for economic sanctions against Iran "at least as severe" as those imposed on South Africa during apartheid and urging other states "to divest in Iran" and seek to indict Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on genocide charges.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is clear from Romney's speech is that he understands the problem and wants to confront it; while isolating Ahmadinejad and having a flexible nuclear deterrent. I think it was a very good speech and that it further demonstrates his executive abilities. I also liked that it was apparent that he was seeking to think about the problem more creatively than just basic sanctions.

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