Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Clinton threatens to 'obliterate' Iran if Israel attacked

OK, she is far more hawkish than I care for, but read what she really said.

She didn't threaten fucking obliteration, she said the US would have the capability. This is something I believe needn't be pointed out to any country. Of course the US could obliterate any country and they all know it.

I'm not defending HRC. Far from it. But that headline or a variation is all over the news and it isn't exactly accurate.

There is an implied threat, but not an overt one.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton threatened to "totally obliterate" Iran if the Islamic Republic was ever "reckless" enough to launch a nuclear attack on Israel.

She later said her remark was an attempt to lay out a rationale for a Cold War-style system of deterrence with Iran, but her rival Barack Obama accused her of sabre-rattling, as Pennsylvania held its crucial presidential primary.

Clinton took her hawkish line in an interview with ABC television, when she was asked what she would do as president if the Islamic Republic were to launch a nuclear strike on Israel.

"I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran," Clinton said.

"In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them." [emphasis mine].

Via Channel NewsAsia.

Footnote:
I've been reading blogs and news items for the last several hours because Blogger gives me a Not Found ... Error 404 message whenever I try to post.

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