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September 20, 2007

Rudy Proposes Asking Israel To Join NATO, "Setting Back" Iran, And Giving Me A Two-Hour Full-Body Hands-Free Orgasm

Of course it's a pander; our European allies aren't even eager to honor their current NATO commitments nevermind any fresh ones made to "that shitty little country," as an English diplomat undiplomatically called Israel.

Still, I like being pandered to. Who doesn't?

Via Newsday, by Tom Brune.

LONDON - Rudy Giuliani talked tough on Iran yesterday, proposing to expand NATO to include Israel and warning that if Iran's leaders go ahead with their goal to be a nuclear power "we will prevent it, or we will set them back five or 10 years."

...

Giuliani's implied threat of a U.S. or allied attack on Iran's nuclear capabilities goes further than the hard line against Iran by most other Republican presidential hopefuls, and even exceeds the stern warnings of the Bush White House.

But it was his threatening words aimed at Iran that caught the most attention, even prompting GOP rival Fred Thompson to schedule a briefing today to offer his views of Iran.

...


"If they get to the point that they're going to become a nuclear power, we will prevent it, or we will set them back five or 10 years," he added.

"It isn't a threat, it's just a reality. And I think if that reality sinks in, there is a better chance that we will never have to use a military option to deal with them," he said.

While Giuliani did not explicitly address the implications for Iran of adding Israel to NATO in his speech, his aides later highlighted a 2006 Heritage Foundation paper by Nile Gardiner, a former Thatcher aide who was announced as a new Giuliani adviser yesterday.

Thanks to Funky Chicken.


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