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Joe Klein: Iran Just Wants Nukes 'To Deter Israel'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/30/2011 7:14:19 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Klein waited till the very end of 2011, but has managed to make a strong bid for Most Asinine Assertion of the Year.

Appearing on Morning Joe today, Klein claimed that Iran's interest in getting nukes would "just be to deter Israel" and Pakistan. Certainly when it comes to Israel, this has to be among the most hideous instances of blaming the victim in recent memory.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; joeklein; lebanon; mikebarnicle; morningjoe; msnbc; nuclearweapons; waronterror

1 posted on 12/30/2011 7:14:33 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Does Joe Klein win ‘Most Asinine Assertion of the Year’ for this one? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/30/2011 7:15:45 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hitler just invaded Poland to deter the Polish army.

And he built the ovens to deter the Jews.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 7:16:22 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So he’s voting for Ron Paul?


4 posted on 12/30/2011 7:20:41 AM PST by mk2000
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Klein is awful raised to an exponential power. On his good days, he comes up with no worse than blathering nonsense, but this assertion that Iran is only trying to “contain” Israel, is stupid cubed and multiplied.

Orwellian “newspeak” applied to the current events.

Oceania thrives and is here.


5 posted on 12/30/2011 7:23:38 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: alloysteel

Deter Israel from doing what? Coming to think of that brains were not handed out equaly.


6 posted on 12/30/2011 7:27:23 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: alloysteel

Deter Israel from doing what? Coming to think of that brains were not handed out equaly.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 7:28:26 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And what exactly would Mr. Klein say if Iran did indeed nuke Israel? Would he even admit that he was wrong (as if that would make any difference)? No. No doubt, he would find a backhanded way of implying that the Israelis deserved it. This guy is a traitor to his own people; in short, he’s scum.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 7:28:45 AM PST by rbg81
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To: alloysteel

Deter Israel from doing what? Coming to think of that brains were not handed out equaly.


9 posted on 12/30/2011 7:29:11 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: alloysteel

Deter Israel from doing what? Coming to think of that brains were not handed out equaly.


10 posted on 12/30/2011 7:29:27 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A special kind of stupid.


11 posted on 12/30/2011 7:31:48 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Does Joe Klein win ‘Most Asinine Assertion of the Year’ for this one?

Good nominee for that "honor".

There's stupid, and then there's self-loathing-New-York-secular-liberal-Jew stupid. Joe's the kind of guy who would apologize to his mugger.

What a putz.

12 posted on 12/30/2011 7:33:09 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I caught about a minute of him “analyzing” the pub candidates and I just couldn’t listen to his jibberish double speak.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 7:38:43 AM PST by Leep
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yea - 74 million Iranians lay awake at night trembling in fear of 6 million Israeli Jews.

Klein is just another aging Clinton Butt Boy, attacking Israel whenever the opportunity arises.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 7:39:01 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Other famous ‘wants’:

1) Hitler wanted gas chambers to defer cockroaches in Auschwitz

2) Terrorists wanted box cutters on planes to open their Ramadan presents early on 9-11

3) Jim Jones wanted to spike the kool aid in Jonestown to cure 900 of a group headache.

4) Pol Pot wanted cities emptied to re-create Green Acres:Cambodia Style

5) Stalin wanted Gulags for his biggest supporters

6) Bill wanted Monica because he was attracted to her mental assets

7) The Greeks wanted a Trojan horse as a gift of friendship for Troy

8) Judas wanted 30 gold pieces because he was going to spread the wealth.

9) Michelle Obama wants a 5000 calorie daily diet because she doesn’t have enough junk in the trunk

10) A prostitute wants to have sex for free because she feels so sorry for the 40 year old virgin Star Trek fan still living in his mommy’s basement.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 7:46:24 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
And the Islamists just want sharia to deter the infidels. Right Joe?
16 posted on 12/30/2011 7:54:47 AM PST by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This man is not delusional but pure evil.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 8:01:07 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Couple questions for Joe Klein:

1. How long has Israel been in possession of nuclear weapons?

2. When has Israel overtly threatened the use of these Nukes? Be careful. Israel has never officially acknowledged that they even have Nukes.

Given 1 & 2 please explain how Iran feels “threatened”?


18 posted on 12/30/2011 8:06:11 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

CLUELESS IDIOT


19 posted on 12/30/2011 8:07:28 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Another Kapo.


20 posted on 12/30/2011 8:10:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rbg81

“And what exactly would Mr. Klein say if Iran did indeed nuke Israel?”

He’d probably say they were asking for it.


21 posted on 12/30/2011 8:13:59 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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Well, this makes perfect sense.

Iran needs nuclear weapons to deter Israel from attacking Iran’s nuclear weapon production facilities.

Uh-huh...

Does anybody really doubt that once Iran gets nuclear weapons that Hizbolla and/or Hamas will be in possession of them shortly thereafter?

Mark


22 posted on 12/30/2011 11:52:22 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.
23 posted on 12/30/2011 7:53:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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