Skip to comments.Obama: Iran is Just a Tiny Country
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.
Obamas 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 medias coverage of the 2008 election last week. From the podium of the National Rifle Associations 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 Irans 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.
That's a bad thing?
“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.
Obama has a tiny brain.
Germany and Japan were tiny countries during WWII.
Iran may be “tiny” to Obama but I’d hate to have to paint it...
Populations: 65,875,223 (July 2008 est.)
Area: 1.648 million sq km
No one can guarantee that once nuclear war is started somewhere that it wouldn’t cause a chain reaction worldwide.
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.
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.
So was Germany.
Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it.
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.
And hardly tiny.
Bosnia lit the fuse that set off WWI.
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.
Those mountains always take more paint than you think. On the other hand, Iran could always be "painted" with a few target acquisition radars.
We have no Mutually Assured Destruction deterent with the Islamofascist’s. They want to die.
“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.
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.