Washington, D.C. â€“ Council for a Livable World today released a new YouTube video mash-up highlighting statements made by several Republican presidential candidates threatening the use of nuclear weapons against Iran.
During the last GOP presidential debate on June 5, four Republican candidates â€“ Mitt Romney, Duncan Hunter, Jim Gilmore, and Rudy Giuliani â€“ expressed willingness to use nuclear weapons in a preemptive strike against Iranâ€™s nuclear facilities.
John Isaacs, Executive Director of Council for a Livable World, stated: â€œNuclear weapons are not something to be brandished for domestic political purposes.â€�
Isaacs concluded: â€œBeing a strong commander-in-chief requires a commitment to strategic deterrence with the lowest possible number of nuclear weapons. These candidatesâ€™ schoolyard bullying lacks the sophistication of a true leader.â€�
You can also watch the video mash-up on the Council for a Livable World's website.