Posted at 9:30 AM on January 2, 2012
by Catharine Richert
Filed under: Iowa
How the next president would handle Iran has become a hot topic in the Republican presidential race. On CBS' Early Show, Rep Michele Bachmann talked about how she would handle the country and it's potential nuclear threat.
Via the Associated Press:
WASINGTON--Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she would put U.S. missiles on alert and consider blockading Iran to let that country know it should not develop nuclear weapons.
The congresswoman from Minnesota says she would deploy Patriot missiles, ballistic missiles and other weapon systems in the U.S. and the Middle East to show Iran that "we will do whatever it takes."
Bachmann is seeking conservative support in Tuesday's Iowa GOP presidential caucuses, where polls show her support has been lagging in the single digit range.
Her comments on CBS' "The Early Show" came as Iran's navy announced it had test-fired a surface-to-surface cruise missile during a drill in international waters near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf