Monday, May 5, 2008
Barack Obama took Hillary Clinton to task for saying she would "totally obliterate" Iran if it initiated a nuclear attack against Israel last week. Obama likened her language to that of President Bush. "It's not the language we need right now and I think its language reflective of George Bush," said Obama. Funny, I don't recall Bush saying he was going to obliterate anyone. Yet this begs the question. What language does Obama think is called for concerning Iran? He does not say. Although Obama has said he is prepared to sit down and talk with Ahmadinejad without conditions. Could you imagine Obama asking, "Mr. Ahmadinejad, could you please consider stopping your nuclear program?" And to think Jimmy Carter waited until after leaving office to talk with rogue heads of state. Obama is pledging to do it before he is even elected. What does Obama think we gain from talking to Iran apart from "improving our reputation in the world?" Reagan believed in the credo of "trust but verify." Obama is content with trust.
Posted by Aaron Goldstein at Monday, May 05, 2008