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Huntsman: I Would Attack To Prevent A Nuclear-Armed Iran

By Ali Gharib on October 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

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GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is set to deliver a foreign policy address at Southern New Hampshire University at 11 o’clock on Monday (stream here). Huntsman, who was Obama’s ambassador to China, is usually considered to have a less hawkish line than most of the Republican field, tacking to the left, for example, on issues like withdrawing from Afghanistan. But according to excerpts released by Time Magazine, Huntsman flirts with the notion of preventative war against Iran:

I cannot live with a nuclear-armed Iran. If you want an example of when I would use American force, it would be that.

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