“What you see in Iran is preparation for confrontation, and if you don’t confront them it’s like the National Socialists in the ’30s. If you don’t stop them, they’re going to continue. After Czechoslovakia, it was Poland, then France. And after Iraq it’s Syria, and then Lebanon and eastern Arabia.Note - Phares serves as a policy advisor to Mitt Romney for president.
“It seems to me the Obama administration is not convinced that the Iranians are really a threat. It is convinced that they are a nuisance, and a deal eventually after those sanctions would work. That’s the view of this administration.
“But what we have now in the Middle East is way more dangerous than what we had before, even after the killing of bin Laden and after the Arab spring. What we have now is an Iran that is much closer to the bomb. And you have the rest of the Middle East falling slowly under the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Romney foreign policy advisor on Iran: If you don't stop them now, it'll be like Hitler's expansion across Europe
Excerpt NewsMax interview with Middle East expert and scholar Walid Phares, Feb. 21: