“... there are a number of ways to be smart about Iran, and relatively a few ways to be dumb, and the administration skipped all the ways to be smart…
First of all, have a maximum covert operation to block and disrupt the Iranian nuclear program, including taking out their scientists, including breaking up their systems, all of it covertly, all of it deniable.
Second, maximum coordination with the Israelis, in a way that allows them to maximize their impact to Iran.
Third, absolute strategic program comparable to what President Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Margaret Thatcher did to the Soviet Union, of every possible aspect short of war, of breaking the regime and bringing it down. And I agree entirely with Governor Romney. If in the end, despite all of those things, the dictatorship persists, you have to take whatever steps are necessary to break its capacity to have nuclear weapons.”