The Washington Free Beacon reported that MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ host Mike Barnicle recently asked guest panelist Joe Klein which leader he considered to be more dangerous as a player on the world stage between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
The transcript provided by The Beacon is posted below. A video of the episode can be viewed here.
MIKE BARNICLE: Who is the more dangerous player on the world stage right now, the supreme leader in Tehran or Bibi Netanyahu?
(UNCLEAR): Don’t answer that.
JOE KLEIN: It’s not netanyahu. the supreme leader is a fascist. and he right now is causing great pain to his people in a way that Bibi Netanyahu never would.
DONNY DEUTSCH: I understand the point of your question, but that was a silly question.
(UNCLEAR): That was a clown question, bro.
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: One point we know with Netanyahu, as Joe can tell you, anybody’s who’s who’s been in the room with Netanyahu, you don’t have to be with him long to know that there’s only one way, only one way, to get along with him and that is to agree with every single word he says, which Mitt Romney apparently does.