Romney Threatens Iran: ‘If You Want Peace, Prepare For War’

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney threatened war with Iran in an oped set to appear in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal. “I will back up American diplomacy with a very real and very credible military option,” wrote the former Massachusetts governor. He quoted a Latin phrase and said the Iranian regime would understand: “If you want peace, prepare for war.” The Romney campaign’s foreign policy team is stacked with hawks that led the charge for the war with Iraq and have been pushing to launch one against Iran. One adviser has even advocated for a controversial Iranian anti-regime exile group that’s on the State Department’s list of terror groups.