Earlier in the week, Hillary Clinton made her first big foreign-policy speech. At the time, it was called "muscular" for its stern reminder to countries like Iran and North Korea that we have not forgotten how to use force in extreme situations. Today, though, recently (sort of) reelected Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to a podium and showed Clinton how it's really done:
"As soon as the new government is established, with power and authority, ten times more than before, it will enter the global scene and will bring down the global arrogance ... In this recent election the enemy tried to bring the battlefront to the interior of this country ... But I have told the enemies ... that this nation ... will strike you in the face so hard you will lose your way home!"
The "global arrogance" is a common political nickname over there for America and the West. Wouldn't it be fun if our leaders talked like this? Like, really talked trash to other countries? You know, without being human-rights–violating, Holocaust-denying, terrorist-funding, dubiously elected despots, of course.