Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mighty Tough Talk, Senator

Apparently Bill's gal Hil is still poundin' down shots after her famous night of boilermakers in Crown Point, Indiana. Now, in the clear light of day, she's promising to "obliterate" Iran.

Clinton on an Iran Attack: 'Obliterate Them'
Clinton further displayed tough talk in an interview airing on "Good Morning America" Tuesday. ABC News' Chris Cuomo asked Clinton what she would do if Iran attacked Israel with nuclear weapons.
"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." -ABC News
How else to explain this blowhard rhetoric than "it's the booze talkin' again." Are we to believe she'd do any more than her husband who, as described by President Bush "Shot a million dollars worth of cruise missiles into an empty tent to hit a camel in the ass." I paraphrase, but you get the point.
I must admit it's fun to watch these clowns get so desperate they start channeling Gen. Curtis "bomb 'em back to the stone age" LeMay. I'm sure Senator Obama, if asked about Hillary's comments, will say, "That's not the kind of HOPE that the American people want, and it's not a CHANGE from the failed policies of the past. I'll sit down and talk with Iran, no conditions, not bomb them. We must communicate not obliterate! Yes, we can."
Cue cheers of adoration. Exit left.
UPDATE: BXO, quoted in the Philadelphia Bulletin this morning from the campaign trail in PA, "I don't want to just end the war (by this we assume he means Operation Iraqi Freedom, not Operation Enduring Freedom-- neither of which are 'the war', of course), I want to end the mindset that got us into war. I want to initiate diplomacy. [President Richard] Nixon understood (the importance of diplomacy), I have said we will meet not just with our friends but with our enemies. I was criticized for saying that by McCain, Clinton..." This is rich stuff. The "mindset" that got us into war isn't in the US. He's going to be spending a lot of time in Pakistan, Syria, Iran, the Bekkaa Valley of Lebanon (watch your step there, Senator) and on and on if he, the all-powerful Obama, is going to "end the mindset that got us into war." If I didn't know better I'd think the junior Senator from Illinois thinks America's "chickens came home to roost" on 9-11-2001. Where would he get that idea? But it's doubly rich to see BXO portraying himself as the wise diplomat Nixon rather than those firebrands Hillary and McCain. Is that the HOPE and CHANGE we were waiting for? The new Nixon??