Ron Paul would leave Iran alone, leaving them to develop weapons of mass destruction as they see fit. Meanwhile, per the AP, a recent report from the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran’s nuclear weapons development is well underway, despite everything done by the “international community” to prevent it to date:

The U.N. nuclear agency said Friday it is “increasingly concerned” about a stream of intelligence suggesting that Iran continues to work secretly on developing a nuclear payload for a missile and other components of a nuclear weapons program.

In its report, the International Atomic Energy Agency said “many member states” are providing evidence for that assessment, describing the information it is receiving as credible, “extensive and comprehensive.”

The restricted 9-page report was made available Friday to The Associated Press, shortly after being shared internally with the 35 IAEA member nations and the U.N. Security Council. It also said Tehran has fulfilled a pledged made earlier this year and started installing equipment to enrich uranium at a new location – an underground bunker that is better protected from air attack than its present enrichment facilities.

This is not Canada that we are talking about. The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has said, amongst other things:

“I must announce that the Zionist regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion and betrayal is about to die and will soon be erased from the geographical scene” (June 2, 2008, AFP).

“The main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime” (August 3, 2011, Washington Post).

Referring to Isreal: “Do not assume you will be boosted with a (U.N.) recognition of a Palestinian state. There is no room for you in the region” (August 26, 2011 Fox News).

And of course, what is perhaps the most well-known, concise, and straight forward of Ahmadinejad’s statements, made early in his Presidency:

“Israel must be ‘wiped off the map'” (October 27, 2005, NY Times).

Are you comfortable with a President Ron Paul who would resume the pre-1900 US position of non-interventionism? Would Ron Paul be dangerous as President of the United States, not working to prevent opening the doors to outright nuclear war? Or does it matter anyway, since Iran has continued to develop its nuclear capability despite all that has supposedly been done by the “international community”?

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