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Obama: Iran is Just a Tiny Country
Town Hall ^ | 5/19/08 | Amanda Carpenter

Posted on 05/19/2008 12:10:54 PM PDT by kathsua

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama told supporters Iran is just a “tiny” country at a campaign stop in Oregon Sunday evening.

"Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us,” Obama said.

Obama’s rivals, including his fellow Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, have criticized Obama for his willing to meet with Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism.

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain issued a strong retort to Obama's assessment at a stop in Chicago on Monday. "The biggest national security challenge the United States currently faces is keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists," McCain said. "Should Iran acquire nuclear weapons, that danger would become very dire, indeed. They might not be a superpower, but the threat the Government of Iran poses is anything but "'tiny.'"

Combative exchanges between Obama and McCain over negotiations with Iran dominated the media’s coverage of the 2008 election last week. From the podium of the National Rifle Association’s national conference McCain said, “I have some news for Senator Obama: Talking, not even with soaring rhetoric, in unconditional meetings with the man who calls Israel a 'stinking corpse' and arms terrorists who kill Americans will not convince Iran to give up its nuclear program.

“It is reckless to suggest that unconditional meetings will advance our interests," McCain said.

Obama seemed to brush off these concerns about Iran’s threats while campaigning in Oregon. “Iran, they spend 1/100th of what we spend on the military. If Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn't stand a chance,” Obama said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; iran; lendmeyourears; mccain; obama; obamagaffe; obamalamadingdong; obambi; tinycountry
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Obama apparently has no comprehension of what nuclear weapons can do. Perhaps that is a disadvantage of a candidate too young to have practiced "duck and cover" to avoid being killed by a nuclear blast. He is oblivious to the possibility of Iran using nuclear weapons against Israel which might respond by destroying the rest of the Middle East with its nukes.
1 posted on 05/19/2008 12:10:54 PM PDT by kathsua
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To: kathsua
...Israel which might respond by destroying the rest of the Middle East with its nukes.

That's a bad thing?

2 posted on 05/19/2008 12:12:49 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: kathsua

“Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama told supporters Iran is just a “tiny” country at a campaign stop in Oregon Sunday evening. “

One or 2 cities gone here or in Israel, is not a big deal to Obama.


3 posted on 05/19/2008 12:13:27 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: kathsua

Obama has a tiny brain.


4 posted on 05/19/2008 12:15:00 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: kathsua

Germany and Japan were tiny countries during WWII.


5 posted on 05/19/2008 12:15:20 PM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: rhombus

Iran may be “tiny” to Obama but I’d hate to have to paint it...


6 posted on 05/19/2008 12:16:13 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: kathsua
"Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us,” Obama said.

You have GOT to be kidding me!?!?! Does he have a clue about what he is saying? I was looking for the Scrappleface tag, but I didn't find it.
7 posted on 05/19/2008 12:17:30 PM PDT by Edgar3 (Steve Spurrier for President!)
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To: kathsua

Populations: 65,875,223 (July 2008 est.)

Area: 1.648 million sq km

Yeah, tiny.


8 posted on 05/19/2008 12:17:31 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Bon mots

No one can guarantee that once nuclear war is started somewhere that it wouldn’t cause a chain reaction worldwide.


9 posted on 05/19/2008 12:17:44 PM PDT by SolidWood (Refusal to vote for McCain is active support for Obama.)
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To: kathsua

Obama is as dumb as a sack of door knobs; all his snappy combacks are composed by a gang of commie, America hating, cigarette and coffee breathed speech writers he drags along on his crusades. I get sick of the MSM hyping this stooges intelligence.


10 posted on 05/19/2008 12:17:50 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: kathsua
Israel is an even smaller country than Iran:


11 posted on 05/19/2008 12:17:59 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: kathsua

Iran has 636,374 square miles, the U.S. 3,537,441 square miles. Iran is more than 1/6 of the size of the U.S.

Hardly small.


12 posted on 05/19/2008 12:18:15 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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Iran is just a tiny country

So was Germany.
Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it.

13 posted on 05/19/2008 12:18:20 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: kathsua

I can’t believe he admitted that the Soviet Union was a threat! I would think that he would have been all in favor of a Soviet victory.


14 posted on 05/19/2008 12:19:05 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (This election is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if McCain wins, were still retarded.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualProsperity

And hardly tiny.


15 posted on 05/19/2008 12:19:13 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: caver

Bosnia lit the fuse that set off WWI.

Teeny tiny.

Immolating 2MM people in Tel Aviv would be a statistically anomoly. That’s not really pain, is it?

Now, aborting 69MM people since 1979 - Now THAT’s statistically relevant.


16 posted on 05/19/2008 12:19:28 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Neidermeyer
Iran may be “tiny” to Obama but I’d hate to have to paint it...

Those mountains always take more paint than you think. On the other hand, Iran could always be "painted" with a few target acquisition radars.

17 posted on 05/19/2008 12:19:37 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Edgar3

We have no Mutually Assured Destruction deterent with the Islamofascist’s. They want to die.


18 posted on 05/19/2008 12:21:38 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Neidermeyer

“Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union”

The commies weren’t Islamic suicidal maniacs like Ahmajinidad.

And then he said that Kennedy got Khrushchev to get the missiles out of Cuba by negotiation. Yea and the Strategic Air Command at Def Con 2.

Silly Obambi.


19 posted on 05/19/2008 12:21:43 PM PDT by y6162
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To: kathsua

Exactly. This moron can “talk” all he wants but he has no idea (like most leftists and girlie men) about military matters. He has no idea what one nuke for the Hesbos, and one nuke for Hamas, could potentially do to a small country like Israel.
He forgets that Israel has nuclear submarines ready to respond. Destroying a large part of the worlds oil supply in the process.


20 posted on 05/19/2008 12:22:23 PM PDT by The Toll
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