“I think that we should proceed with sanctions so that the Iranians know that this is not an American deal with them … this is a Kerry/Obama deal with them and that the rest of Congress is not behind them,” – GOP congressman Duncan Hunter, in an interview in which he also supported nuclear war on Iran.
This man is not a fringe character. He is senior Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee. In contemplating whether to give Republicans control over foreign policy again, we truly have to grasp how radical they have become. Pre-emptive nuclear war is where the logic of neo-conservatism is leading us.
Update from a reader:
You’ll probably get a ton of emails about this, but Duncan D. Hunter isn’t a senior member of House Armed Services. He’s a member, alright, but pretty rank and file; it’s only his third term in Congress and he’s not even a subcommittee chair. The confusion is easy, though, because his father, who he replaced – also Duncan Hunter – was chairman of the committee for two Congresses before running for president in 2008.