Sen. Romney on War With Iran: 'That's Just Not Going to Happen'

CNS News | 5/20/2019 | Staff (Posted by) Level 3
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( - Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has been openly disdainful of President Donald Trump's character, but he nevertheless supports Trump on various foreign policy issues, including the threat from Iran.

"Well, I think the threat is real," Romney told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. But Romney, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, also said he doesn't think anyone in the Trump administration wants war with Iran.

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I don't believe for a minute that either the president or John Bolton or, frankly, anyone else in a serious senior position of leadership in the White House has any interest in going to the Middle East and going to war.

That's just not going to happen. There's no interest in doing that, barring some kind of attack from Iran or something of that nature, which I don't think anyone anticipates. So, going to war with Iran, not going to happen.

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And, look, the president made it very clear that he thinks the greatest foreign policy mistake probably in the modern age was the decision by President Bush to go into Iraq. The idea that he would follow the same path by going after Iran, a more difficult enemy, if you will, militarily, that's just not going to happen.

Although Romney doubts the U.S. will go to war with Iran, he said Trump is right to prepare:

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"And you also communicate, as the president has, that we're not going to sit back and just watch things unfold. We're going to...
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