Barack Obama's gaffe on Iran recently was disturbing. Obama told a Portland crowd that Iran doesn't "pose a serious threat to us," arguing that "tiny countries" with small defense budgets can't do us any harm. After this comment became a controversy, he flip-flopped the next day, claiming, "I've made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave."

How can he say that a country that supports Hamas and is presided over by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a leader who has called for the dissolution of the state of Israel and its government, is not a serious threat? Iran might be a small country, but it still poses a very serious threat to the world. If people aren't convinced after hearing the comments and promises made by Obama that he would be a horrific choice for president, then nothing will.

Ryan Curtis

Cottonwood Heights