In the sharpest attack, Obama said that Clinton’s threat to “totally obliterate” Iran should it attempt a nuclear attack on Israel was inappropriate. “It’s not the language we need right now. It’s language that’s reflective of George Bush,” he said.
Obama said it was time to get away from a foreign policy of “bluster and sabre-rattling and tough talk”. He reminded Clinton that she had urged caution in terms of speculating about Iran on the campaign trail “yet a few days before an election she’s willing to use that language”.
Obama’s comments, made on Meet the Press on NBC, were put to Clinton as she appeared simultaneously on ABC’s This Week. She remained unapologetic: “I think we have to be very clear about what we would do. I don’t think it’s time to equivocate. [Iran has] to know they would face massive retaliation. That is the only way to rein them in.”
Asked by George Stephanopoulos, a former aide to Bill Clinton in the White House, whether she had any regrets over her Iran remarks, she replied: “No, why would I have any regrets?”
I specially like one of Diggers comment to this entry:
Because you are advocating the wholesale slaughter of 65,875,223 men, women and children (according to the most recent US Government estimate) all but a tiny tiny fraction of whom wouldn’t have had anything to do with a decision to attack Israel. You’d be guilty of genocide more than 10 times worse than Hitler. By murdering an entire nation of mostly civilians you’d be guilty of a war crime greater than any in the history of the world. That’s why you might consider regretting it you madwoman!
And this one, my feelings exactly:
Man, if she wins the Democratic candidacy and the vote comes down between McCain and Clinton, America is *****.