President Coulter? Right-wing pundit proposed "carpet-bomb[ing]" Iran when asked -- again -- by a Fox host what she would do as president
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For the second time in recent days, a Fox News host asked Ann Coulter what she would do if she were president. Coulter's most recent reply -- during a discussion on Sean Hannity's radio show of Iran's potential development of nuclear weapons -- was that she would "carpet-bomb them so they can't build a transistor radio" much less a nuclear weapon.
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During the July 21 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, which was broadcast from the "2006 Hannity Freedom Concert," Fox News host Sean Hannity asked right-wing pundit Ann Coulter how she would propose to end Iran's nuclear activities if she "were president." Coulter replied: "How about we just ... carpet-bomb them so they can't build a transistor radio?" As Media Matters for America recently noted, Fox News host Neil Cavuto similarly wondered how a "President Ann Coulter" would view certain diplomatic overtures toward Israel from Hezbollah's leadership. Coulter noted that her "first act in office ... would be to deport all liberals" and then "deal with Israel."
From the July 21 broadcast of ABC Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
HANNITY: What do you think we should do with Iran? What is the Ann Coulter -- if Ann Coulter were president, what would you do?
COULTER: Well, I keep hearing people say we can't find the nuclear material, and you can bury it in caves. How about we just, you know, carpet-bomb them so they can't build a transistor radio? And then it doesn't matter if they have the nuclear material. And --
HANNITY: But you know something, here's a really important question.
COULTER: -- they can't deliver the nuke.
HANNITY: Is the world going to wait until Iran has nuclear capability 'til we react, and how much more difficult is that situation?
COULTER: Well, we see it with North Korea. I mean, North Korea, I think, proves why we have to go into Iraq. Once they get the nukes, it's a little bit harder to deal with, now isn't it?