Edwards Policy on Iran: Flexible, According to the Audience
In other John Edwards news, various bloggers are noting that his tone on Iran’s nuclear program sounds a bit different when he was speaking in Israel as compared to other venues. The candidate, speaking in Israel:
Edwards: Let me be clear: Under no circumstances can Iran be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
Speaking to the American Prospect:
Klein: Can we live with a nuclear Iran?
Edwards: I’m not ready to cross that bridge yet. I think that we have lots of opportunities that we’ve … We’re not negotiating with them directly, what I just proposed has not been done.
Edwards isn’t quite blatantly contradicting himself, but there’s a big difference between “never” and ”I’m not ready to accept it yet.”