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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:12 AM
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9. Obama says "no options off the table"
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said that he would work to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of the Iranians but that he would "take no options off the table when it comes to preventing them from using nuclear weapons or obtaining nuclear weapons, and that would include any threats directed at Israel or any of our allies in the region."

Iran need understand, he said, "that an attack on Israel is an attack on our strongest ally in the region, whose security we consider paramount, and ...that would be an act of aggression that...I would consider an attack that is unacceptable, and the United States would take appropriate action."
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  -Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran Hillary-style XOKCowboy  Apr-22-08 12:16 AM   #0 
  - Worst part is she is talking about obliterating them  shraby   Apr-22-08 12:28 AM   #1 
  - im pissed we used them against the japanese  datopbanana   Apr-22-08 12:47 AM   #7 
  - Obama says "no options off the table"  bigtree   Apr-22-08 01:12 AM   #9 
     - Saying all options are on the table is different than saying "I will attack and Obliterate Iran."  Cali_Democrat   Apr-22-08 01:27 AM   #11 
        - no it isn't. you just want us to pretend it is.  bigtree   Apr-22-08 01:27 AM   #12 
        - In diplomatic talk there is a huge difference and in the long history  grantcart   Apr-22-08 02:03 AM   #16 
        - Of course he doesn't want to get caught in the Republican trap of being labeled "too soft"...  guyanakoolaid   Apr-22-08 03:31 AM   #21 
        - You are incorrect.  tasteblind   Apr-22-08 04:11 AM   #26 
        - Yes, there is a difference. One explicity threatens obliteration of a country ...  krkaufman   Apr-22-08 05:24 AM   #28 
        - Hillary's statement escalates rhetoric and paints us into a corner  earthlover   Apr-22-08 06:28 AM   #31 
        - Um no. There is a huge difference between normal military stance and saying you will attack.  Zachstar   Apr-22-08 07:03 AM   #37 
        - It's very different Bigtree  anigbrowl   Apr-22-08 12:17 PM   #49 
        - only in biased minds.  rodeodance   Apr-22-08 04:05 AM   #24 
  - Did she say this in response to a question?  Taxmyth   Apr-22-08 12:30 AM   #2 
  - Doesn't matter - you don't make up policy of thermonuclear mass destruction on the basis  grantcart   Apr-22-08 12:33 AM   #4 
     - She said thermonuclear mass destruction?  Taxmyth   Apr-22-08 01:11 AM   #8 
        - Your right she only said "we would be able to totally obliterate them"  grantcart   Apr-22-08 01:52 AM   #14 
           - Who is them?  Taxmyth   Apr-22-08 02:02 AM   #15 
           - She was responding to a question  grantcart   Apr-22-08 02:10 AM   #18 
              - And she answered it  Taxmyth   Apr-22-08 02:17 AM   #19 
                 - She did say it:  dkf   Apr-22-08 02:37 AM   #20 
                 - And in answering it she has done something that no serious candidate  grantcart   Apr-22-08 09:57 AM   #42 
                    - Serious candidates  Taxmyth   Apr-22-08 10:13 AM   #43 
                       - .  grantcart   Apr-22-08 10:53 AM   #44 
                          - Rhetorical answer to a rhetorical question  Taxmyth   Apr-22-08 11:14 AM   #46 
           - But, what if Israel strikes Iran first, as they often threaten? Will we join them?  leveymg   Apr-22-08 07:22 AM   #40 
  - Actually during the entire Cold War there was a concerted effort by both  grantcart   Apr-22-08 12:31 AM   #3 
  - She's making McCain look like the peace-nik.  dailykoff   Apr-22-08 12:44 AM   #5 
  - Bingo!  Zachstar   Apr-22-08 07:05 AM   #38 
  - she's ready on Day 1 AND 3 AM = to blow up another country  WillYourVoteBCounted   Apr-22-08 12:46 AM   #6 
  - She must've forgotten that part where Congress has the sole authority to declare war.  TahitiNut   Apr-22-08 01:17 AM   #10 
  - Well, there have been a couple of pro-war resolutions that have come up, but don't worry -  guyanakoolaid   Apr-22-08 03:33 AM   #22 
  - Yea,  pompano   Apr-22-08 01:52 AM   #13 
  - And what report is going to say Iran is "considering" an attack on Israel? n/t  Life Long Dem   Apr-22-08 02:05 AM   #17 
  - Hillary is McCain in a pantsuit - wake up people!!  Major Hogwash   Apr-22-08 03:51 AM   # 
  - And by sounding as rightwing nutty as McCain, Hillary helps who here?  Major Hogwash   Apr-22-08 03:51 AM   #23 
  - How can anyone still support her?  Zenzic   Apr-22-08 04:09 AM   #25 
  - There is no difference between the OP and a RW smear against Hillary. Rove is proud of you.  rodeodance   Apr-22-08 04:15 AM   #27 
  - How is the OP a smear, when it is merely quoting Sen Clinton? n/t  krkaufman   Apr-22-08 05:27 AM   #29 
  - Pretty typical  XOKCowboy   Apr-22-08 06:18 AM   #30 
     - Not to mention sexist and probably from a state that doesnt matter.  stevenleser   Apr-22-08 06:41 AM   #32 
     - Yeah. Just like criticizing her vote for the Iraq war is "negative campaigning"  krkaufman   Apr-22-08 07:02 AM   #36 
  - Only in the minds of desperate Clinton Supporters.  Zachstar   Apr-22-08 07:08 AM   #39 
  - I've been watching her for several yearssome clips most may of missed on cspan she always was.  barack the house   Apr-22-08 06:45 AM   #33 
  - I've been watching her for several years some clips most may of missed on cspan she always was.  barack the house   Apr-22-08 06:45 AM   #34 
  - Plus if that is the case who do Republicans most dislike??  barack the house   Apr-22-08 06:47 AM   #35 
  - your deplorable words about a democrat will come back to bite you on the ass  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-22-08 07:24 AM   #41 
  - FYI, she aint a democrat. A democrat would not go around threatening other countries with nukes.  thewiseguy   Apr-22-08 11:28 AM   #47 
     - wiseguy?  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-23-08 07:49 AM   #50 
  - She is the first National Democrat since Biden and Kucinich  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-22-08 11:00 AM   #45 
  - Nuclear weapons are a deterent...  spin   Apr-22-08 12:10 PM   #48 

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