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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.”

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