Keeping true to form but breaking with his GOP counterparts, Texas Congressman Ron Paul spoke about the potential of Israeli military action against Iran during CNN’s foreign policy debate Tuesday night, stating that he would not aid Israel if an attack against Iran proved imminent. Paul said he wouldn’t expect such an attack to take place, but if it were to asked: “Why does Israel need our help? We need to get out of their way.”
Paul stated that if Israel wanted to attack Iran “that’s their business, but they should suffer the consequences.” He added that Israel has hundreds of nuclear missiles and thus, “can take care of themselves.”
Former front-runner Herman Cain, on the other hand, said he might help Israel in such scenario, “if the mission and the plan were clear.”
“If Israel had a credible plan that it appeared as if they could succeed, I would support Israel, yes,” Cain said.
“And in some instances, depending upon how strong the plan is, we would join with Israel for that, if it was clear what the mission was and it was clear what the definition of victory was.”