Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Iran & Clinton
So clinton has basically threatened to bomb Iran back to the stone age. This was in response to a question what she would do if Iran used nuclear weapons on Israel, however I think that the nature of question and the response is provocative and will do nothing to help international relations.
I know americans need to sound strong, but basically threatening a specific country over a hypothetical question seams counterproductive.
Surely the better answer is "We will try to create a world where that wouldn't happen, however if it did the Iranian leadership would regret it"
If I was choosing a leader I would look for someone who was looking to try to improve the world situation, not throwing inflamatory comments around, nor would I chose someone who's first instinct is to flatten a country.