Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Doesn't Support Attack on Iran
Posted on 03/03/2007 2:02:16 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
MANHATTAN, Kan. Former President Bill Clinton said Friday sanctions against Iran were working better than people think and questioned whether a military strike would work to end its nuclear program. He argued that two-thirds of Iran's population wants a moderate government and that sanctions could have some influence on the nation's powerful clerics.
"We may not have to go to war, and we may not have a disaster," he told about 9,000 gathered at Kansas State University. "You need to talk to everybody before you bomb them. In other words, if you're going to fight with somebody _ I don't care what you don't have in common _ you should talk first."
The former president's comments answered audience questions following his 45-minute lecture. His remarks touched on a wide range of topics, including the need to improve health care and the economy in the United States and alleviate poverty abroad.
Officials from the United States and other major powers have been discussing imposing new sanctions against Iran over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment. The U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions in December, but the Bush administration hasn't ruled out military action.
"We should be talking to the Iranians," Clinton said. "Attacking them is a whole different kettle of fish."
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His history on dealing with al queda and terrorists stinks like a "kettle of fish."
Bill Clinton on 9/11 - "The moment it happened I knew it was Osama." "I did not have sanctions on that man, Mr. bin Laden."
Former Presidents should leave the public eye and retire to write memoirs and play with their grandchildren.
When Former Presidents meddle in successor administrations, they undermine our political system and destabilize our political equilibrium.
["Bill Clinton doesn't support attack on Iran."]
Well, of course not, they're not Serbs.
Nope, ol' Bubbah would support an attack on "Irene", however...
You mean like how you did with North Korea, Bill ??
And the President has not said he's going to attack Iran
Only you Dems have done that
Who gives a Shite?
"We may not have to go to war..."
if its not handled now, our grandkids *should they live* will
"...if you're going to fight with somebody..."
IF? If? If you're going to fight with somebody? Uh, Billy Jeff, BJ Bill Clinton, the Mullahs have been fighting us since 1979 and the illegal takeover and hostage taking of the US Embassy in Tehran. Since then, they've used their terrorist proxies to kill hundreds of Americans. Imad Mugnieh is an Iranian controlled terrorist, who was behind the barracks and embassy bombings in Lebanon. Those, Mr BJ Bill, ARE acts of war. They attacked the Khobar Towers during your Presidency, while you were getting BJ's or hangin' with Arafat.
I am sick of these people. I am sick of those people, who let these people get away with their BS. They have and will cause the deaths of even more Americans with their encouragement of the terrorist killers. I am sick of the Republican elected officials, who hide under their desks and do not defend the country, do not defend their "beliefs" (at least they say they believe) and do not defend their constituents.
Billie and Hitlery Clinton only support going to war with Republicans. Everyone else are good friends to be tapped for illegal campaign cash (not voluntary)!
One wonders what the Rapist in Chief's reaction would have been if, during the bombing of Kosovo, GHW Bush had publicly attacked his policy.
ah, ah, ah...a little civility please. This isn't DU.
I did not curse or use God's name in vain.
So you can Bite me too.
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