Candidates Squabble, But Fail to Differentiate Iran Policy
Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan squabbled over Iran policy in the vice presidential debates on Thursday, but Ryan failed to articulate a policy different from the Obama administration’s approach.
Desperate to differentiate him and his running mate, Mitt Romney, from the hawkish Obama administration on Iran policy, Ryan argued the administration failed to pressure Iran away from nuclear enrichment early enough.
“When Barack Obama was elected, [Iran] had enough fissile material – nuclear material to make one bomb,” Ryan said. “Now they have enough for five. They’re racing toward a nuclear weapon.”