If Iran obtains a nuclear bomb, the United States could be held hostage, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned, speaking in a video released by the Mother Jones website. Iran’s “crazed fanatic” leaders could smuggle nuclear material to terrorists, who could sneak it into America, he said.
“Then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we’ll just say, ‘Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we’re going to let off a dirty bomb.’” Romney told his audience. “America could be held up and blackmailed by Iran, by the mullahs, by crazy people.”
“So we really don’t have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon,” he concluded.