For some reason, Iraq sticks in my craw, so they don't get any credit for this editorial.
Not being a monster doesn't deserve credit where I come from.
"AMERICANS have learned to take with a grain of salt much of the rhetoric in a campaign like the current Democratic donnybrook between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Still, there are some red lines that should never be crossed. Clinton did so Tuesday morning, the day of the Pennsylvania primary, when she told ABC's "Good Morning America" that, if she were president, she would "totally obliterate" Iran if Iran attacked Israel.
This foolish and dangerous threat was muted in domestic media coverage. But it reverberated in headlines around the world.
And we ALL KNOW WHY THAT IS!!!!!!
Responding with understatement to a question in the British House of Lords, the foreign minister responsible for Asia, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, said of Clinton's implication of a mushroom cloud over Iran: "While it is reasonable to warn Iran of the consequences of it continuing to develop nuclear weapons and what those real consequences bring to its security, it is probably not prudent in today's world to threaten to obliterate any other country and in many cases civilians resident in such a country."
No, it's not! It's called TERRORISM!!!!!
That's what St. Hitlery is: a TERRORIST!!!!!!!!!
A less restrained reaction came from an editorial in the Saudi-based paper Arab News. Being neighbors of Iran, the Saudis and the other Gulf Arabs have the most to fear from Iran's nuclear program and its drive to become the dominant power in the Gulf.
Except the region doesn't fear Iran; it fears USrael!!!
But it is a Boston Globe editorial, so....
But precisely because they are most at risk from Iran's regional ambitions, the Saudis want a carefully considered American approach to Iran, one that balances firmness and diplomatic engagement.
Good thing USrael doesn't have any regional ambitions, huh, readers?
See: Clean Break
The Saudi paper called Clinton's nuclear threat "the foreign politics of the madhouse," saying, "it demonstrates the same doltish ignorance that has distinguished Bush's foreign relations."
Translation: CLINTON = BUSH!!!!
Wake up, stoo-pid, shit-fuck DemocraPs!!!!!!!!!
Of course, it is Iran the Saudis and everyone else fear -- or so says the pro-Israel, Zionist-controlled AmeriKan media!
The Saudis are not always sound advisers on American foreign policy.
What, and the ISRAELIS ARE?!?!
The same MSM here that EDITORIALIZED FOR the IRAQ INVASION?
That's why America is IN THIS MESS!!!!
But they understand that Rambo rhetoric like Clinton's only plays into the hands of Iranian hard-liners who want to plow ahead with efforts to attain a nuclear weapons capability. They argue that Iran must have that capability in order to deter the United States from doing what Clinton threatened to do.
And with the lessons of Iraq (didn't have 'em, got invaded) and North Korea (had 'em, no invasion) fresh in their minds, what would you do, readers?!
Who could blame them for wanting a weapon?
Israel doesn't count, readers, because they have nukes and are a bunch of liars!!!
While Clinton has hammered Obama for supporting military strikes in Pakistan, her comments on Iran are much more far-reaching. She seems not to realize that she undermined Iranian reformists and pragmatists. The Iranian people have been more favorable to America than any other in the Gulf region or the Middle East.
That's got to be a misprint, right?
You mean, BETTER than ISRAEL?!
I guess the Iranian's don't SPY on US, huh?
And if the statement is true, WHY is the U.S. GOVERNMENT and the BUSH ADMINISTRATION making Iran into such an "enemy?"
Again, WE ALL KNOW WHY!!!
A presidential candidate who lightly commits to obliterating Iran - and, presumably, all the children, parents, and grandparents in Iran - should not be answering the White House phone at any time of day or night."
I certainly agree with that last statement!!!
One wonders where their criticism of John "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran" McCain is!!!
And I don't want to hear or see any Boston Globe editorialized CHEERING when the bombs start to fall on Iran!
Maybe this time, the Globe will TELL the TRUTH and REMEMBER WHAT THEY SAID!!!!!