Originally Posted by TwinSwords
Conservative Americans talk this way about Arabs -- whether in Iran, or Iraq, or in Palestine, or elsewhere -- all the time. As long as any of us have been alive we've had to listen to conservatives talk about turning Iran into a parking lot, for example. The fact that Iran can find plenty of examples of American conservatives talking about obliterating their country certainly shouldn't be construed as justification for Iranian war against the US.
That is not only false, it is dumb. Maybe you hear people in a bar talking like that, but the notion that conservatives have seriously discussed exterminating the Muslim populations of these places is just stupid.