Obama in 2008: Iran is Just a “Tiny Country”


obama-iranBack in May 2008, Barack Obama, then a likely Democratic presidential nominee, told supporters Iran is just a “tiny” country at a campaign stop in Oregon.

“Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us,” Obama said at the time.


At the time, Obama’s rivals, including then Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, criticized Obama for being willing then to meet with Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism.

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain at the time issued a strong retort to Obama’s assessment, saying, “The biggest national security challenge the United States currently faces is keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists. Should Iran acquire nuclear weapons, that danger would become very dire, indeed. They might not be a superpower, but the threat the Government of Iran poses is anything but ‘tiny.'”

Obama then brushed off concerns about Iran’s threats, saying, “Iran, they spend 1/100th of what we spend on the military. If Iran ever tried to pose a serious threat to us, they wouldn’t stand a chance,” Obama said.

Aren’t you glad this foreign policy genius became our president?

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


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