Kentucky senator Rand Paul avoided directly answering whether or not the United States could “live with” a nuclear Iran, while saying that his “foreign policy is right there with what came out of Ronald Reagan.”
“I’ve repeatedly voted for sanctions against Iran. I don’t want to have voted for something that’s declared war without people actually thinking through it.”
“I think it’s a mistake for them to get nuclear weapons,” Paul said.
Karl responded that everyone agreed with that, but could we contain Iran if it did?
“I think it’s not a good idea to announce that in advance,” Paul said. “Should I announce to Iran, ‘Well I don’t want you to, but we’ll live with it’? No that’s a dumb idea, to say you’re going to live with it. However, the opposite’s a dumb idea too.”