Tucker Carlson thinks maybe the U.S. should just completely destroy Iran

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Iran: apparently we need to go to war with it like yesterday, because its nuclear program may have military aspects, even though we can't say for sure. Because the last time we went to war in the Middle East because of sketchy intelligence about weapons of mass destruction, it worked out really well — as I recall, we went in there, did our business quickly, and everyone loved us — some people, like bow-tie-wearing Fox News labradoodle Tucker Carlson, are really excited about this idea. But he doesn't think we should do another one of those wimpy wars where we try to take out a well known unstable head of government while not bombing innocent civilians.

No, we should just take that whole place out. Just totally annihilate the place. Which is what he said on Fox News' late-night show Red Eye:

Here's the text of Carlson's astoundingly awful idea:

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.

You could make the argument that Carlson didn't mean "Iran" as in the 74 million people who live in that country; that what he really meant was the country's government. But "annihilate" is pretty clear in its meaning, and you can believe that if someone said that about the U.S., there would be many people, Carlson probably among them, who would consider that a call to destroy all of us.

Oh, except, duh — it probably means more when they say it because they're evil. Right, Tucker?