If Israel struck Iran in order to prevent them from developing nuclear capability, Mitt Romney would "respect" that decision, Romney national security adviser Dan Senor said to the traveling press core in Israel Sunday, reports the AP.
"If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision," Senor said.
After several ours of confusion as to what this means, the Romney campaign slightly walked back Senor's original comment with this statement, clarifying that it did not necessarily mean using military force to aid Israel in this case:
"Gov. Romney believes we should employ any and all measures to dissuade the Iranian regime from its nuclear course, and it is his fervent hope that diplomatic and economic measures will do so. In the final analysis, of course, no option should be excluded."