Andrew Sullivan remarks on Romney’s “view that a war against Iran need have no Congressional authorization:”
I can assure you if I’m President, the Iranians will have no question but that I would be willing to take military action, if necessary, to prevent them from becoming a nuclear threat to the world. I– I don’t believe at this stage, therefore, if I’m President, that we need to have war powers approval or a special authorization for military force. The President has that capacity now.
Remember that this was Cheney’s position vis-a-vis Iraq. Bush over-ruled him. Romney is to the neocon right of George W. Bush in foreign affairs. Then this:
We cannot survive a course of action [that] would include a nuclear Iran.
Survive? So how did we survive a contained nuclear Soviet Union and a contained nuclear Communist China? And yet this comparatively puny, creaking, theo-fascist regime threatens America’s very survival?
It sounds like Mitt would like to keep Russia warming on the back burner as well, according to Raw Story: “Of course we’re not enemies. We’re not fighting each other, there’s no Cold War,” Romney told Fox Radio in an interview aired on the final day of his bus tour through six swing states. “But Russia is a geopolitical opponent, and in that regard I think we’ve seen very clearly that they continue to pursue a course which is antithetical to the interests of our nation.” He described Russia, where Vladimir Putin recently assumed the presidency for a third term, as “the nation which consistently opposes our actions at the United Nations.” [...] The Republican flagbearer caused a diplomatic spat in March when he accused Moscow of being America’s “number one geopolitical foe” — raising eyebrows from critics who say that honor belongs to Al Qaeda, North Korea or Iran. Russia’s then-president Dmitry Medvedev shot back that presidents should “use their head” when formulating their positions, adding that “it is now 2012, not the mid-1970s.”
Additionally, John McCain wants to go to war with Syria immediately. Forever War!