Vivek Ramaswamy Opposes Going to War With Iran

In comments made to Israel Hayom, an Israeli media outlet owned by major Republican donor Miriam Adelson — the widow of the late Zionist mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy stated that he is against using United States military force against Iran. 

He described such a conflict as “a war we don’t belong in.”

Although he stated that he would not prevent Israel from fully defending itself, Ramaswamy stated “I think it’s really important that the U.S. not put our own men and women on the line in a war with Iran, when in fact, there’s no reason for us to be in that kind of war now, and I don’t think that’s good for the United States, and I don’t think that’s good for Israel.”

Ramaswamy stressed that the US will “be at Israel’s back” while guaranteeing Israel is strong enough that Iran isn’t emboldened. However, he highlighted “that’s a very different thing from automatically sleepwalking ourselves into war. I’m an anti-war president. And the way I’m going to do it is by deterring war, be it ending the war in Ukraine and deterring China.”

“These are important elements of why I think it’s important to be strong, but in a way that doesn’t accidentally walk us into wars that we don’t belong in,” he continued.

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who has been the most vocal critic of Ramaswamy’s foreign policy among other Republican contenders. She had a notable verbal scuffle with Ramaswamy in the first Republican presidential debate over his Israel stances. She also called out Ramaswamy’s latest Iran remarks. 

“Vivek must have missed that the fanatical terrorist regime in Iran regularly calls for ‘Death to America.’ If he doesn’t see a nuclear Iran as a threat to American security, then he should take his place beside AOC and the Squad and get nowhere near the White House,” she stated.

Ramaswamy believes that the US should gradually reduce sending military aid to Israel. Instead, he believes that Israel should start normalizing diplomatic relations with other Arab states so that it can build an independent security architecture without having the US getting entangled in future conflicts. 

In an ideal world, the US would immediately end military aid to Israel and just have normal relations with it. Nevertheless, Ramaswamy’s comments are somewhat reasonable. Israel is a rich nation that’s capable of defending itself. So, naturally the US should gradually phase out this aid. 

Unfortunately, the average Republican politician and his supporter base is fanatically pro-Zionist, so any suggestion to recalibrate relations with Israel will instantly be met with derision. America First nationalists must not be deterred by this and continue to put forward an independent foreign policy vision that upholds both geopolitical stability abroad and American interests.

Our Latest Articles