Mitt Romney's trip overseas and comments in Israel have sparked up debate and criticism regarding the Republican presidential candidate's aggressive language as it concerns to steps to block Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, and Romney's grasp on longstanding conflicts in the Middle East. Romney's comments about the Iranian nuclear program and ongoing conflict over the Israeli land infuriated Palestinians, and drew criticism from China's state-run Xinhua news agency.
But are Romney's strong comments on dissolving the Iranian nuclear program and supporting Israel's right to defend itself indeed inappropriate?
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has even said that while the sanctions on Iran are having an economic impact, questions are growing on whether they will work to stop the Iranian nuclear program as the regime uses various methods to circumvent measures to slow them down.
Joined by Benjamin Domenech of the Heartland Institute and Patrick Clawson of the Washington Institute, the 'Real News' panel discussed how the Iranians are undermining sanctions, what's working, what's not working, and what can be done to reinforce measures aimed at halting nuclear development.