Tuesday, April 22, 2008

So much for not answering hypotheticals...

...now that Hillary has found a loving home at ABC, she is just making them up on her own. Take the statement she made this morning on Good Morning America (and transcribed by Raw Story) for instance:

"I want the Iranians to know, if I am president, we will attack Iran," if they launch nukes against Israel, Clinton said. "I want them to understand that. … 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."

I suppose she's trying to placate her AIPAC supporters and look like the "national security candidate," but it's simply a statement that has nothing to do with reality. According to our own most recent National Intelligence Estimate (PDF), Iran halted their nuclear bomb program in 2003. As it was estimated they were several years from developing a bomb already, that would still be the case now. So, in this hypothetical scenario, just how is Iran supposed to launch an attack on Israel when they don't have the capability? After eight years of bluster and saber-rattling, do we really need such bellicose statements coming from a Democratic candidate?

8 comments:

kreplech said...

Great post. More stupid Clinton tricks on Olbermann last night.

Bradda said...

I was telling Krep this yesterday. Why is she hypothetically launching "devastating" attacks on soveriegn countries?? Haven't we had enough of that shit in real life?!?

Rob said...

And, Bradda, didn't she vote for it?

Bradda said...

She claims she voted for the "authorization" and that she never had any idea that Bush would ACTUALLY use the authorization.

Rob said...

Every time I hear it, it just gets funnier.

Bradda said...

It is special isn't it.

Bradda said...

Is she trying to to prove that she wants to bomb Iran MORE than McCain? I mean he sand a goofy song about it but she said obliterate! That's pretty straight forward.

Rob said...

I don't believe I forgot to mention how funny this is in light of the fact she was a Goldwater girl back in 64.