Clinton: US would attack and “obliterate” Iran

Clinton’s poll day threat to Iran

Voters queue during the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, 22/4/08

The state’s voter demographics are presumed to favour Mrs Clinton


Hillary Clinton has issued a stark warning to Iran, as Democrats in Pennsylvania vote to choose between her and Barack Obama to run for president.

She said the US would attack, and could “obliterate” Iran, if it launched a nuclear strike on Israel.

Mrs Clinton has been playing up foreign affairs and leadership as she tries to make up ground in the Democratic race.

She leads polls in Pennsylvania, the largest remaining state, but analysts say her hopes depend on a big victory.

In response, Mr Obama said: “Using words like ‘obliterate’ – it doesn’t actually produce good results, and so I’m not interested in sabre-rattling.”

He said only that Iran should know he would respond “forcefully” to an attack on any US ally.

(Continue reading: BBC News)

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One comment on “Clinton: US would attack and “obliterate” Iran
  1. Sweet, I love the anti-war hairy-armed women’s liberation candidate of choice. If you mess with our little Israeli buddy, you will get the bomb. Pacifism never felt so within our reach.

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