Akin, McCaskill Differ in Iranian Policy
CLAYTON (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin agree that they don't want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. But the two Missouri Senate candidates differ on whether the U.S. is doing enough to prevent that from happening.
Akin asserted during a debate Thursday night that the U.S. has been apologizing to its enemies under President Barack Obama's administration. He says America's foes are gaining encouragement when they see the U.S. as "weak and vacillating and leading from the rear."
McCaskill denied the U.S. has been apologetic to its foes. She said military action against Iran must remain on the table, but McCaskill said economic and financial sanctions are working and Iran is now isolated.