Elizabeth Warren Ducks Iran Question

• March 22, 2012 11:15 am


Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren refused to answer whether the United States should support Israel in a potential preemptive strike against Iran. The Free Beacon questioned Warren outside of a fundraiser for her campaign at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union at 900 7th Street NW in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night.

Warren has never publicly declared either her support for or opposition to U.S. involvement in an Israeli preemptive strike against Iran.

Her campaign website is no clearer on her position:

Iran is a significant threat to the United States and our allies.  Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, it is an active state sponsor of terrorism, and its leaders have consistently challenged Israel’s right to exist. Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is unacceptable because a nuclear Iran would be a threat to the United States, our allies, the region, and the world. The United States must take the necessary steps to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. I support strong sanctions against Iran and believe that the United States must also continue to take a leadership role in pushing other countries to implement strong sanctions as well. Iran must not have an escape hatch.