We’re in Bizarro World!

Two of the nation’s most high-profile Democratic candidates for Senate seats have parted ways over U.S. policy on Iran, which is a top national security issue this election year.

Bob Kerrey, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and two-term senator from Nebraska who is running to win back his former seat, released an ad on Tuesday strongly opposing an attack on Iran, which he said would be “a disaster.”

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic Senate hopeful in Massachusetts, came under fire for a hawkish statement on Iran that contradicts intelligence assertions by senior U.S. defense officials.

Warren’s campaign website features a policy statement declaring that “Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons” and “Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is unacceptable because a nuclear Iran would be a threat to the United States, our allies, the region, and the world.

As I pointed out during the Obama campaign, don’t believe everything you read on a campaign website. They’re written by the policy people and mostly ignored. But that doesn’t mean Warren isn’t a hawk, either.

But Bob Kerrey making sense? I need to lie down with a cold washcloth on my forehead.

One thought on “Oy

  1. At least Warren is sane and can be talked to on the issue. I assume she’s going after some of the Lieberman support.

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