Last Updated on October 8, 2023
GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley called for war with Iran over the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, claiming that when Hamas attacks Israel, it’s “not just an attack on Israel” but “an attack on America” as well.
Nikki Haley joined Fox News to call for America to be dragged into yet another foreign war after a conflict suddenly broke out between Israeli and Palestinian forces, with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah also entering the fold. According to Haley, because Hamas and Hezbollah are aligned with Iran, their attacks on Israel represent Iranian attacks against not just Israel, but the United States.
“This is not just an attack on Israel, this is an attack on America because they hate us just as much,” Haley told Fox News.
“And what we have to understand is this is the reason that we have to unite around making sure our enemies do not hurt our friends,” she went on, before encouraging war with Iran over the ongoing conflict in Israel and looping the whole situation together to include the war in Ukraine, a conflict that Haley has vehemently supported the escalation of.
“America can never be so arrogant to think that we don’t need friends, just like we needed them on 9/11. That’s why Ukraine needs us when Russia’s doing this, and that’s why Israel needs us when Hamas and Iran are doing this.”
“And I’ll say this to Prime Minister Netanyahu: Finish them. Finish them,” Haley added. “Hamas did this, you know Iran’s behind it. Finish them. They should have hell to pay for what they’ve just done.”
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This is not just an attack on Israel—this was an attack on America.
Finish them, @Netanyahu.
They should have hell to pay for what they have just done. pic.twitter.com/0KKDwvOITS
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 8, 2023
Haley’s latest remarks on Israel and war hawk posturing toward Iran came after another recent appearance on Fox News, in which she claimed that Israel doesn’t need America, but “America needs Israel,” calling the nation the “frontlines of defense for Iran.”
Haley went on to claim that “Israel and the U.S. are best friends”.
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Israel First, America Last. pic.twitter.com/W0XvaIkWhM
— Chief Trumpster (@ChiefTrumpster) October 4, 2023