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The Awful Truth About Hillary, Barack and John
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http://counterpunch.com/solomon04122007.html


The Pentagon's most likely next target is Iran.

Hillary Clinton says "no option can be taken off the table."

Barack Obama says that the Iranian government is "a threat to all of us" and "we should take no option, including military action, off the table."

John Edwards says, "Under no circumstances can Iran be allowed to have nuclear weapons." And: "We need to keep all options on the table."

A year ago, writing in The New Yorker, journalist Seymour Hersh reported: "One of the military's initial option plans, as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites."

For a presidential candidate to proclaim that all "options" should be on the table while dealing with Iran is a horrific statement. It signals willingness to threaten -- and possibly follow through with -- first use of nuclear weapons. This raises no eyebrows among Washington's policymakers and media elites because it is in keeping with longstanding U.S. foreign-policy doctrine.
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will Hillary, Barack and John help take us to attacking Iran?

why do they say all options are on the table?

will all three make statements that they will not vote to attack Iran? I personally would want those statements.

Kucinich doesn't say all options are on the table.
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  -The Awful Truth About Hillary, Barack and John donsu  Apr-12-07 10:58 AM   #0 
  - Thank you, Donsu ...  hippiechick   Apr-12-07 11:00 AM   #1 
  - right wing talking points! Candidate bashing! oh wait...  NormanYorkstein   Apr-12-07 11:02 AM   #2 
  - The Awful Truth About Counterpunch  wyldwolf   Apr-12-07 11:03 AM   #3 
  - Counterpunch and Fox are world's apart - nobody needs Fox  donsu   Apr-12-07 11:12 AM   #6 
  - opposite sides of the same coin.  wyldwolf   Apr-12-07 11:18 AM   #9 
     - You're absolutely right, which is why it's against DU rules  beachmom   Apr-12-07 04:31 PM   #19 
        - seriously?  AtomicKitten   Apr-12-07 07:10 PM   #35 
        - Counterpunch really is a filthy rag.  seasonedblue   Apr-12-07 07:56 PM   #39 
        - If it is against DU rules  seemslikeadream   Apr-13-07 08:25 AM   #54 
  - The "awful truth" - how quaint  DancingBear   Apr-12-07 05:13 PM   #23 
     - but not as good as the "I hate Democrats" meme at counterpunch  wyldwolf   Apr-12-07 05:22 PM   #24 
        - What a world you live in  DancingBear   Apr-12-07 07:55 PM   #38 
           - It's called "reality." Something you are obviously unfamiliar with  wyldwolf   Apr-13-07 04:57 AM   #44 
              - Try again  DancingBear   Apr-13-07 06:48 AM   #46 
                 - I succeeded the first time. But here's more: CounterPunch's Greatists Hits Vol. 1  wyldwolf   Apr-13-07 07:07 AM   #48 
                    - Oh no! Differing opinions!!  DancingBear   Apr-13-07 07:29 AM   #50 
                       - Factual inaccuracies  wyldwolf   Apr-13-07 07:33 AM   #52 
  - Of the 3 comments, I'd have to say Hillary's is the least hawkish sounding  mtnsnake   Apr-12-07 11:04 AM   #4 
  - And, yet, Edwards is considered so "liberal" by many on this blog.  Clark2008   Apr-12-07 11:13 AM   #7 
  - Don't you have a Fred Thompson thread to promote?  wienerdoggie   Apr-12-07 11:23 AM   #11 
  - aren't barack and hrc considered liberal, too. so why only ask about edwards?  venable   Apr-12-07 06:10 PM   #26 
  - Not by liberals.  Le Taz Hot   Apr-13-07 09:41 AM   #55 
     - not by "progressives." By the liberal standard set in the FDR/Truman/Kennedy days...  wyldwolf   Apr-13-07 09:46 AM   #56 
  - How is being flexible and open-minded "not liberal?"  ClassWarrior   Apr-12-07 06:27 PM   #30 
  - All options should NEVER be off the table if Iran gets nukes!!! WTF--  wienerdoggie   Apr-12-07 11:22 AM   #10 
     - THANK YOU!  Josh   Apr-12-07 07:59 PM   #40 
  - the wording has to be right  bambino   Apr-12-07 11:08 AM   #5 
  - Well since two of the three front runners  seasonedblue   Apr-12-07 11:23 AM   #12 
  - My question: What kind of complete moron  JNelson6563   Apr-12-07 11:16 AM   #8 
  - Bingo.  wienerdoggie   Apr-12-07 11:26 AM   #13 
  - You beat me to it. Thanks, Julie.  LandOLincoln   Apr-12-07 11:27 AM   #14 
  - What kind of complete moron  seasonedblue   Apr-12-07 11:33 AM   #15 
  - Ah, the old side step  JNelson6563   Apr-12-07 04:28 PM   #17 
     - Statements about "all options"  seasonedblue   Apr-12-07 06:03 PM   #25 
        - Did you just say...  ClassWarrior   Apr-12-07 06:39 PM   #32 
        - ?  seasonedblue   Apr-12-07 07:02 PM   #33 
        - Most people understood what Edwards intended by  seasonedblue   Apr-12-07 07:07 PM   #34 
           - Well, most people with a magic mind ray, at any rate.  ClassWarrior   Apr-12-07 07:11 PM   #36 
              - And some people with critical thinking skills:  seasonedblue   Apr-12-07 07:38 PM   #37 
        - Why are you talking about Edwards?  JNelson6563   Apr-13-07 05:46 AM   #45 
  - We need to define this more clearly  SOS   Apr-12-07 12:02 PM   #16 
  - Agreed  JNelson6563   Apr-12-07 04:30 PM   #18 
  - Good post.  Katzenkavalier   Apr-12-07 04:34 PM   #20 
  - "Keeping options open" doesn't seem so awful.  Tejanocrat   Apr-12-07 04:37 PM   #21 
  - I think it might be just a pinch more complex than you paint it.  Old Crusoe   Apr-12-07 05:12 PM   #22 
  - Iran + Nuclear Weapons = A Bad Situation....right? So shouldn't we have all the options  renie408   Apr-12-07 06:19 PM   #27 
  - So you want a President who is stubborn, obstinate, and...  ClassWarrior   Apr-12-07 06:20 PM   #28 
  - Yeah...Options are good. n/t  renie408   Apr-12-07 06:25 PM   #29 
  - Creating a straw man and then attacking it...how original...  ddeclue   Apr-12-07 06:39 PM   #31 
  - Perhaps you could read EXACTLY what Obama said regarding Iran...  zulchzulu   Apr-12-07 11:35 PM   #41 
  - But quoting OUT of context makes the truth more flexible.  bling bling   Apr-13-07 12:04 AM   #43 
  - What should they say? "Don't worry Ahmadinejad, we won't attack or anything. But...  AZBlue   Apr-12-07 11:45 PM   #42 
     - "why are we discussing a counterpunch.com article on DU??"  DancingBear   Apr-13-07 06:51 AM   #47 
        - The "truth" (snicker) and Counterpunch  wyldwolf   Apr-13-07 07:08 AM   #49 
           - Wow, two of the same replies  DancingBear   Apr-13-07 07:31 AM   #51 
              - two sets of facts  wyldwolf   Apr-13-07 07:34 AM   #53 
                 - You forgot your quotation marks...  AZBlue   Apr-13-07 10:54 PM   #57 
 

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