Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Desperate much?

Hillary rattles sabers at Iran as Pennsylvania hits polls

As the candidates appeared on the US talk show circuit on Tuesday morning, a row erupted when Mrs Clinton was asked how she would respond if Iran launched a nuclear attack on Israel.

She replied that: "If I'm the president, we will attack Iran... we would be able to totally obliterate them.

"That's a terrible thing to say, but those people who run Iran need to understand that, because that perhaps will deter them from doing something that would be reckless, foolish and tragic," she told TV channel ABC.

In response, Mr Obama said: "Using words like 'obliterate' - it doesn't actually produce good results, and so I'm not interested in sabre-rattling."

He said only that Iran should know he would respond "forcefully" to an attack on any US ally.

On the surface, I suppose that sounds like Hillary is just being Girl Obama again. But as she has shown time and again throughout this campaign, she's about as interested in international negotiation as George W. Bush. And don't we already have a candidate in this race more than willing to renounce all his principles to continue the ignorant course of history's worst president?

There's a reason Hillary has squandered her 20-point lead in Pennsylvania. With desperate talk like this, she deserves to.

1 comment:

GumboFilé said...

Israel has sufficient firepower to obliterate Iran without additional assistance from us.

David in Grand Coteau