Tonight, sources tell Breitbart News that President Obama will open the debate by alleging that Mitt Romney has flip-flopped on his position with regard to negotiations with Iran. In 2006 and 2007, Romney said that he’d be interested in talks with Iran over stabilizing Iraq; he actively opposed unconditional talks with Iran over their development of nuclear weapons. That was exactly the position of the Iraq Study Group. On Iran’s nuclear program, Romney said this at Yeshiva University in April 2007:
“Of course, we can communicate and talk with Iran and I support the upcoming efforts to discuss security in Iraq with Iraq’s leaders and their neighbors in the region. But until there are indications that high level engagement would do anything other than reward bad behavior, I don’t believe that we should be engaging Iran in direct, bilateral negotiations over their nuclear weapons program. Iran’s nuclear intransigence is repulsive to the entire world and we shouldn’t let Iran try to position it as an Iran vs. a US thing.”
Obama will lie. But then again, he’s used to that.