Posted on | September 16, 2012 | 15 Comments
Ah, the refreshing sound of a political leader with sack:
“I think Iran is very different. They put their zealotry above their survival. They have suicide bombers all over the place– I wouldn’t rely on their rationality. Since the advent of nuclear weapons, you had countries that had access [that] always made a careful calculation of costs and benefits. But Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. It’s the same fanaticism that you see swarming your embassies…You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons? I mean I heard some people suggest, David– I actually read this in the American press– they said, ‘Well, you know, if you take action, that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons.’ Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East…I think the people who say this have set a new standard for human stupidity.” – Benjamin Netanyahu
The entire Gregory/Netanyahu interview is instructive. This is two weeks in a row that Gregory has interviewed an actual leader, and actually shown capacity to lean on them a little bit.
So the contrast promises to be stark when a Democrat comes on, and Gregory breaks out the embroidered knee pads.
Update: linked at The Lonely Conservative