Tucker Carlson Advocates Genocide (Bemusingly Updated)
Various right-wing commentators, Mitt Romney, and dozens of congressmen have demanded that the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, be prosecuted for genocide for advocating (in one debatable translation) the destruction of Israel. I wonder if they will be quite so passionate about demanding a similar fate for Tucker Carlson, who earlier today openly advocated the destruction of Iran by the U.S.:
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.
That sound you hear? Crickets chirping.
UPDATE: Carlson, apparently believing we are all idiots, now says that he “misrepresented his own views,” because he “was actually trying to make the opposite point but… was doing it in a very inarticulate way.” That, of course, is right-wing speak for “I wasn’t supposed to say out loud what I really think.”