General Michael Hayden wrote an oped for CNN on Iran's nuclear program and the disparity between the US and Israeli assessments of the threat it poses.
Hayden served as the head of the NSA and the CIA under Bush 43. He now advises Mitt Romney.In his oped, Hayden backs Obama's policy of waiting for incontrovertible evidence that Iran is actually building nuclear bombs before attacking and says it is in perfect alignment with Bush's policy. He also gives a strong defense of the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. That document made the specious claim that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003. In so doing, the NIE rendered it impossible for Bush to take any military action to block Iran's race to the bomb in the waning days of his presidency.Hayden also argues that Obama proved that he has what it takes to make the hard call when he ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden.The fact that this is the view of Romney's adviser has to make you wonder why all the pro-Israel American Jewish policy wonks have been going after every Republican candidate other than Romney with such intensity.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Key Romney Adviser Backs Obama's Iran Policy
More evidence that Romney will not be that different than Obama from Caroline Glick: