The American hypocrisy on nuclear weapons says that the US is allowed to have and build nuclear weapons, sell or give them to our wholly-owned subsidiary, Israel, but Iran (and probably every other country) cannot have nuclear weapons. America can’t bully those who already have nuclear weapons, hence the hypocrisy of how the US dealt with Iraq (invasion, occupation) versus North Korea (negotiation). Of course, it would be best to not have nuclear weapons at all, anywhere in the world. But the US cannot easily satisfy its imperial plans that way.
Joshua Frank lays out the Democratic line on Iran including a summary of three Democratic party candidates’ positions, Senators Clinton, Edwards, and Obama:
To put it bluntly, none of the front running Democrats are opposed to Bush’s dubious “war on terror” or his bullying of Iran. They support his aggression in principle but simply believe a Democratic presidency could handle the job more astutely. All put Israel first and none are going to fundamentally alter U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
Times like these require bravery. They require a fight. A fight against immoral and illegal policies. A fight against tyranny. A fight for freedom. Freedom from hatred. Freedom from occupation. Americans and the people of the Middle East deserve better than Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama. They deserve to live their lives without the threat of warfare and bloodshed. They deserve to live without fear.