Barack Obama came out swinging against Senator Hillary Clinton’s wild remark that she was prepared to “totally obliterate” Iran if it attacks Israel. She said on an interview on ABC that, “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate Iran. Obma publicly stated his concern about avoiding any conflict with Iran by emphasizing, “it’s not the language we need right now, and I think it’s the language reflective of George Bush” when he is blustering and threatening other nations.
Since day one of the primary campaign, Senator Hillary Clinton has worked hard to come across as a macho man who can initiate war and violence as good as any Bush Republican. A few days ago, the major world powers offered a plan to Iran calling for peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Imagine if a “President Clinton” was to make a similar offer a year from now, why would any Iranian leader accept her word?
There is a fine line between being tough and being a braggart who plays to the audience of fear. Unfortunately, Senator Clinton’s remark crosses the line. Clinton appears willing to sell her soul for a few votes, but a president who seeks world peace would not sell a soul for such a cheap price.