VP Debate Analysis: Which Candidate Is More Likely To Start War With Iran? [video]_Featured_, Politics, Videos Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Thursday night vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan discussed Iran during the vice presidential debate. Biden claimed that Iran is not close to obtaining nuclear weapons, and Ryan said Iran is not far enough isolated in terms of U.S. sanctions. They both agreed that they were against war with Iran. The Obama administration’s relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also been discussed but none of those debating raised questions about Israel’s nuclear potential.
Stephen Zunes of the University of San Fransisco joins RT’s Meghan Lopez to talk more on which candidate is more likely to involve the US into another war. Said Zunes:
“Unfortunately, their opinions weren’t all that different when it came to Iran. Neither of them challenged Martha Raddatz – the moderator’s preposterous statement that Iran is somehow the biggest national security threat that the United States faces today. The United States virtually surrounds Iran with military bases and forces. Our military budget is nearly 100 times that of Iran. We have a vast nuclear arsenal… Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons or missiles coming anywhere close to the United States. So, I was rather shocked at the assumption they were debating about in the first place…”