How should America deal with Iran?
It should be patient and determined. Patient to give the problem a chance to work itself out and also for the more democratic forces in Iran to assert themselves, which will not happen if we only give them the choice of a peaceful accommodation if they accept either strangulation or capitulation. Secondly, we have to be able to tell the Iranians publicly and openly, just as we have done in the case of Japan and South Korea vis-à-vis North Korea, and as we did for many years for our European friends vis-à-vis the Soviet Union, that any threat by Iran directed at any Middle Eastern country, including Israel, would be viewed by the United States as a threat against the United States with obvious consequences to follow.
Do any of the GOP candidates propose a sensible vision for America?
The ones that have appeared on television haven't sounded terribly impressive.