Politics

Fear-mongering Bush warns of Iranian ‘nuclear holocaust.’

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In his speech about Iraq to the American Legion today, President Bush warned that allowing Iran to pursue “technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust.” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/08/NuclearHolocaust.320.240.flv]

As Steve Benen points out, Bush’s hyperbolic rhetoric about a “nuclear holocaust” in the Middle East is reminiscent of his pre-war claims that “we couldn’t wait for actual proof to justify an invasion, because the ‘smoking gun could be a mushroom cloud.'”