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Accusing President Barack Obama of naivete on Iran, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney promised Thursday that if elected president he would "prepare for war" with the Islamic republic.
In a commentary published in the Wall Street Journal, Romney said he would back up US diplomacy "with a very real and very credible military option," deploying carrier battle groups to the Gulf and boosting military aid to Israel.
"'Si vis pacem, para bellum.' That is a Latin phrase, but the ayatollahs will have no trouble understanding its meaning from a Romney administration: If you want peace, prepare for war," he said.
"But thanks to this shameful abdication of moral authority, any hope of toppling a vicious regime was lost, perhaps for generations."
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
Si vis pacem, para bellum
Using this phrase doesn't mean you plan on going to war, it means you plan to strengthen your defenses in order to discourage an enemy attack.
If every nation is 'prepared' for war, there's peace, because nobody wants to attack a well-prepared enemy.
So this thread is a misinterpretation of what was said.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Don't let his charming good looks fool you, even though he's Fonzie's dad, he lacks the cooool...