We Wouldn’t Want To Upset The U.N.

Barack Obama on Meet The Press took strong exception to Hillary Clinton’s threat to obliterate Iran if it attacks Israel with nuclear weapons:

MR. RUSSERT: What do you think of that language?

It is nice to know that the new standard in an Obama administration will be: “Will X make us less popular at the UN?”Given the frequency of pronouncements condemning Israel and the need for U.S. vetoes and strong responses in defense of Israel, one wonders how this will work out in practice.

It’s unclear if the the Democratic primary electorate is entirely bereft of common sense. If not, this may become an issue for Clinton with which to question Obama’s fitness as commander-in-chief. (Watch her rather clear-headed response to Obama’s comments here.) It certainly will be one in the general election–should Obama get that far.