TEHRAN (FNA)- US anti-war activists protested presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her remarks threatening Iran with obliteration.
Seconds into Hillary Clinton’s remarks at a fundraiser for women in Washington, she was greeted with a silent protest by one of the few men in attendance – who stood on his chair to unfurl a huge black banner reading “Obliterate Iran? Apologize” in bold pink lettering.
Clinton told “Good Morning America” a day before the Pennsylvania primary that the US would react strongly if Iran ever launched a nuclear attack on Israel, saying “we would be able to totally obliterate them.”
The lone protestor was escorted from the room by security.
“I certainly hope he didn’t step on any of the cookies,” Clinton said.
But that wasn’t the end of it. Just a few minutes later, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin stood up near the front of the room and began shouting about the children in Iran and Iraq, and demanding that Clinton apologize for her “obliterate” comment and her Iraq vote. This time, as Benjamin was escorted out holding up two-fingered peace signs, Clinton acknowledged the protest.
“That’s alright,” she said. “I’m happy that people feel so intensely. And I hope they paid to come.”
But she took umbrage at press reports suggesting that only Barack Obama’s supporters feel so strongly about their candidate. “There seems to be a lot of coverage about how passionate the supporters of my opponent are,” she said. “I think I’ve got some pretty passionate supporters myself.”
Of the 1,500 people who paid $250 and up to see Senator Clinton here at the Omni Shoreham hotel, fewer than 100 were men