At the Seventh Annual Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel's Security, former Massachusetts Governor and GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney remarked:
"In the current conflict, the balance of forces is not nearly as dangerously close as it was during the moments of World War II and the Cold War. There's no comparison between the economic, diplomatic, and military resources of the civilized world and the weak terrorist states that threaten us.
In those previous global wars, there were many ways to lose, and victory was far from guaranteed. In the current conflict, there's only one way to lose, and that is if we as a civilization decide not to lift a finger to defend ourselves, our values, and our way of life. It is time for the world to plainly speak three truths:
One, Iran must be stopped. [Applause]
Two, Iran can be stopped. [Applause]
And three, Iran will be stopped. [Applause]
Thank you so much.
Following Governor Romney's speech, former U.S. Ambassador Ronald Lauder said: "I just want to say that you have heard one of the most comprehensive, direct, clear strategies on Iran. I must say I have heard many different statements on Iran. This was as good as it gets, as straight as it gets, and I for one am very, very much impressed. I think Governor Mitt Romney has it all together."
Video Excerpts from Governor Romney's speech may be seen at Mitt TV.