By Josh Lederman - 04/26/12 01:03 PM EDT
“There's 80 million people living in Iran,” Kerrey says. “If we were undersized with 250,000 going into Iraq, it's going to take a million to go to war with Iran.”
It’s a departure from the economic issues that most candidates — including Kerrey and his opponents — are making the focus of their campaigns this year. But it could serve to remind voters of Kerrey’s military background, including his Medal of Honor and service as a Navy SEAL.
“I think it will be a disaster,” he says. “It will make Iraq and Afghanistan look like a cakewalk.”
President Obama has said that all options remain on the table — including military options — for preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Iran maintains that its nuclear program is for energy purposes.