From: Times Online, 1/11/08
Mr Huckabee has faced grave doubts about his foreign policy experience, his greatest vulnerability, but got one of the biggest cheers of the night when asked about the incident last week when Iranian boats swarmed US navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz.
Asked whether the American commanders on the scene were right in not attacking the Iranian boats, Mr Huckabee said he backed their decisions, before warning Iran: “Be prepared, first, to put your sights on the American vessel. And then be prepared that the next thing you see will be the gates of Hell, because that is exactly what you will see after that.”
What about “Christians” in the U.S. seeing the gates of hell for provoking attacks over there and starting preemptive wars over there, whooped up through this kind of emotional rhetoric, which infuriates people of different faiths? (Mt. 5:7-9)
This is not love, and this isn’t Presidential, no matter how many Americans cheer.
Who do we think we are?
Compare with the peacemaker, Presidential candidate, Ron Paul:
“They don’t attack us because we’re rich and we’re free, they attack us because we’re over there”
“Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.”