Doesn’t get much clearer than this:
I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president we will attack Iran. In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.
I’d love to see the full context of this quote, which we won’t get until the interview airs tomorrow on Good Morning America. I’m guessing the first sentence is specifically in response to whether America would defend Israel from an Iranian attack. Fair enough.
But the second sentence is mind-blowingly irresponsible. What kind of attack on Israel exactly would lead a Hillary Clinton-led America to “totally obliterate” a country of 70 million people? In what worldview is that an acceptable real-life response, let alone something that’s even appropriate for a presidential candidate to think?
Again, I’ll have to see the full context of the quote before I declare that Hillary Clinton– with her latest Bushian display of foreign policy testosterone– has officially moved from “at least she’s better than Bush” to completely unfit to lead the free world. But with or without context, I’ll take John McCain’s temper over Hillary Clinton’s calm and in-control threat to kill 70 million people any day.