WASHINGTON, DC – When he was running for an open House seat in 2008, Colorado Democrat Jared Polis suggested he opposed a U.S. military strike against Iran, saying that an attack “would only serve to consolidate support for their President.” Today U.S. Rep. Polis supports President Obama’s statement recently that “all options,” including a U.S.-backed military strike, should be considered to thwart Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Polis denies his position has changed. “I’ve always supported the president’s approach,” he said Thursday, speaking off the House floor. “I have supported targeted, tactical strikes. And I’ve opposed indefinite, nation-building wars.” Read more »