The January 10 edition of the New York Observer printed a January 3 interview with right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, in which she stated that she was "fed up with hearing about ... civilian casualties" in Iraq; that "it would be fun to nuke" North Korea; that all feminists are "weak and pathetic;" that former President Bill Clinton "was a very good rapist." Coulter's personal website provided a link to the interview.
Coulter gave the interview to George Gurley, a columnist for the New York Observer, who has interviewed Coulter in the past. During an August 2002 interview, Coulter told Gurley: "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
From the January 10 New York Observer:
[Gurley] What would have to happen to make you say it was a bad idea to invade [Iraq]?
[Coulter] "That's a good question. It would be a mistake if we just futz around and the whole country became like one long Falluja. I thought we were wasting way too much time on that. This is a war, let's go in and win it. Just take the city! I think if it got to the point where it was going on for six, seven years, and it was just Americans patrolling without killing anyone -- I'm getting a little fed up with hearing about, oh, civilian casualties. I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning."
[Gurley] After we bomb North Korea, what's the next country we should invade?
[Coulter] "Iran. Though that's the beauty part of Iraq: It may well not be necessary. Because precisely what I'm saying with nuking North Korea -- despite that wonderful peace deal Madeline Albright negotiated with the North Koreans, six seconds before they feverishly began developing nuclear weapons. They're a major threat. I just think it would be fun to nuke them and have it be a warning to the rest of the world."
[Gurley] What about Mecca?
[Coulter] "Seriously, I think the rest of the countries in the Middle East, after Afghanistan and Iraq, they're pretty much George Bush's bitch," she said. "I think they know we're serious: We have a President who can do what he thinks is right, whether or not there are a bunch of liberals carping, and no matter what the letter writers to The New York Times have to say about being ashamed for their country."
[Gurley] Do you have a perverse admiration for her [Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)]?
[Coulter] "Ewwww, no. As with John Kerry, I generally don't admire people who get ahead on somebody else's coattails. She's like the anti-feminist. No, except she isn't -- because all feminists behave that way and pretend to be, 'Oh, I'm a strong woman.' They're all weak and pathetic."
[Gurley] What should we remember about Bill Clinton?
[Coulter] "Well, he was a very good rapist. I think that should not be forgotten."
[Gurley] Could [Coulter] say something about black conservatives?
[Coulter] "During the gay-marriage debate, these black ministers would come on TV and say things no white conservative would say. 'Sodomy? You're going to burn in hell for that!' And I realized to my delight that if we can get blacks to be conservatives, we have an entire race of Ann Coulters. They do not care about politically correct. It would be so much fun. And they are conservative! I'm going to specifically appeal to them. I decided it's the only free speech I'm willing to give this year. I will go to a black church and talk about gay marriage. The brothers aren't big on queer theory. The four groups most opposed to gay marriage are blacks, Hispanics, old people and blue-collar workers -- i.e., the four pillars of the Democratic Party."
[Gurley] How was [Coulter's] Christmas in New York?
[Coulter] "Oh, it was so much fun this year, because saying 'Merry Christmas' is like saying 'F--k you!' I've said it to everyone. You know, cab drivers, passing people on the street, whatever. And they come up with the 'Happy holidays.'
"'Merry Christmas.' I mean, it really is an aggressive act in New York."
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