22 April 2008

Hillary Goes from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove!

If Hillary Clinton was once a die-hard leftista burning her bra at Wellesley College, it certainly wasn't evident in her interview with Olberman last night (h/t Hot Air):

"We used [deterrence] very well during the Cold War when we had a bipolar world and what I think the president should do and what our policy should be is to make it very clear to the Iranians that they would be risking massive retaliation were they to launch a nuclear attack on Israel," she said.

I have nothing against Israel, but threatening nuclear war on their behalf seems just a tad bit hawkish. Is Hillary trying to bring about the "end of times" in some eschatological orgy of rapture? I hope not, because all that would result from a nuclear war is a society based on cannibalism and barbarism as we scrounge for the few remaining resources, and the only thing beneficial that could come out of nuclear apocalypse would be a make-shift Thunderdome where young female participants would fight in Xena-style warrior gear.

I'm no expert on Middle Eastern affairs, but it seems most of the Arab states are no fans of the Iranian theocracy. But, they fear hawkish American threats towards Iran as a path towards a massive regional conflict not seen since the Mongols last came through. Ironically, there's an LA Times article about the Persians closely watching our election. At a time when their economy is in the shits, and our Ambassador in Iraq seeking another round of security talks with Iran, shouldn't we a little more diplomatic in our approach. While nefarious Iranian influence in Iraq, Lebanon, and elsewhere signifies an exceedingly complex diplomatic problem, this isn't exactly the Cuban Missile Crisis in the desert.

Forget dodging sniper fire, Hillary, try living through Nuclear Winter

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

But remember, Hillary is so "experienced" (yeah, right) in foreign policy. Or at least she tells us she is.

The woman is just scary. Period.

Kath

ABWF said...

I think she and Bill would survive nuclear holocaust. Not only that, he'd probably be our best bet for survival of the species if a few other women make it too.

Kyle said...

Kath,

I completely agree. That woman is downright scary.

LT Nixon said...

All,

Yes, like cockroaches, the clintons could probably survive the apocalypse.

Mezzo SF said...

O.M.G.
I just don't even know how to respond to that...I'll have to go read the full interview. Sounds like someone has a severe case of the crazies (not that I didn't already think that...)

Bag Blog said...

Like Israel wouldn't deal with the problem first and America needs to rescue them!