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?

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Commentarium (17 Comments)

Feb 22 12 - 5:48pm

The US doesn't seek hegemony in the world? Ha!

Feb 22 12 - 6:42pm

He's the angry baby of the Republican Party.

Feb 23 12 - 1:50am

Another name-calling nerve author, whining about somone on the right.

Does nerve mean anything anymore? Rapidly becoming totally irrelevant.

Feb 23 12 - 11:39am

Observer, you are full of shit. No one "whines" about people on the right.

Feb 22 12 - 7:23pm

There's a reason this clown, who's embarrassed himself in public far too often, is now on in the wee hours of the morning.
I was not aware that Andorra, Liechtenstein, Equatorial Guinea, Suriname, and Bhutan seek hegemony in the world.

Feb 22 12 - 8:22pm
outoof woodward,

How has this guy still got a career after what Jon Stewart did to him?

Feb 23 12 - 1:41am

Old money/connections is my best bet.

Feb 23 12 - 1:52am

Or just more marketable talent. Jon Stewart is just a buzzing noise to the real world. To the unemployed-eating-Cheetos-on-the-sofa crowd, I'm sure he carries huge cred. Real world, not so much

Feb 22 12 - 8:22pm
Huh her

Iran treats women in a way Republicans can only dream of. Why destroy your idol?

Feb 22 12 - 9:59pm
one rvicece

So, you're saying that Republicans stone women in the street for having been raped? Really?

Feb 22 12 - 10:09pm
oh yeah

No- they are saying republicans would like to do that.

Feb 23 12 - 1:53am

The hilarious thing is that "oh yeah" probably has convinced him/her/itself that what he/she/it wrote is true.

Feb 22 12 - 11:02pm
Ann Nylate

I wonder what the Iranians think about Mr Carlson?

Feb 22 12 - 11:41pm

In World War the USA bombed German cities and killed 6 million civilians and wounded millions more, the USA bombed Japanese cities and killed 600,000 civilians and wounded many more. After reducing German and Japanese cities to rubble, we did not face any insurgents during the occupation. The Greatest Generation did not have any problems killing millions of civilians and reducing hundreds of cities to rubble, that is the lesson.

Feb 23 12 - 1:56am

And all that after the Germans treated the Brits, French and Eastern Europeans with such love as the Japanese were being so worldly and helpful to the Chinese and Koreans.

Japan and Germany were both driven by left wing politics and had to be stopped.

Feb 23 12 - 1:40pm

Ah yeah the good ol' canard that Hitler was a "liberal" because his party name included the word "socialist." Gets me every time!

Feb 23 12 - 2:48pm

"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" Are you fucking kiddin me?