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  •  Tucker Carlson as Dalek or is it Blorgon (5+ / 0-)
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    Tucker Carlson: ‘Iran Deserves To Be Annihilated’

    As the “drumbeat to war” with Iran, as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) warns of, grows louder, a number of journalists have begun to compare the hawkish rhetoric from pundits with the calls for military action against Iraq in 2002. Scott Shane, writing on the frontpage of today’s New York Times, observed, “Echoes of the period leading up to the Iraq war in 2003 are unmistakable, igniting a familiar debate over whether journalists are overstating Iran’s progress toward a bomb.” Indeed, the ombudsman of The Washington Post and the public editor of The New York Times criticized their own journalists for overstating the evidence of Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program.

    Over the past week, journalists have raised the alarm about the increasing carelessness of the mainstream media in hyping the calls for war with Iran. But Fox News commentator and The Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson openly called for war against Iran and argued for the full-scale annihilation of the Islamic Republic during an appearance on Fox News’s late-night show Red Eye. Carlson responded to a question about U.S. military action:

       CARLSON: I think we are the only country with the moral authority [...] sufficient to do that. [The U.S. is] the only country that doesn’t seek hegemony in the world. I do think, I’m sure I’m the lone voice in saying this, that Iran deserves to be annihilated. I think they’re lunatics. I think they’re evil.

    Response: If you "got it" you wouldn't be a republican

    by JML9999 on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 12:37:12 PM PST

    •  His loud bow-ties would clash with olive drab camo (1+ / 0-)
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      What!? He's not volunteering?

      If liberals really "hated America" - We'd vote Republican

      by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 12:53:55 PM PST

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    •  Guess Tucker didn't really learn the lesson (1+ / 0-)
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      he said he'd learned after the invasion of Iraq turned to shit and he withdrew his prior support for it (and blamed it on a friend that convinced him that it was a really cool idea when Tuck's gut said the opposite -- not that anyone should believe his claim) when he supported the invasion of Iraq.  And how ignorant does one have to be to assert:

      [The U.S. is] the only country that doesn’t seek hegemony in the world.

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