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McCain: Time to 'pull the trigger' with Iran [Title differs from article quote]
WJLA-TV 7 ABC Virginia ^ | 2010-04-14

Posted on 04/14/2010 11:03:10 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Washington - Senator John McCain says the United States has been backing away from a brewing fight with Iran, while that country moves ever closer to having nuclear weapons.McCain opened a Senate hearing Wednesday by saying that Iran will get the bomb unless the United States acts more boldly.

Speaking figuratively, the Arizona Republican says the U.S. keeps pointing a loaded gun at Iran but failing to "pull the trigger."

(Excerpt) Read more at wjla.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drstrangelove; glassglow; humanshieldrabs; insane; iran; irannukes; israelilobby; juanmccain; mccain; mcinsane; mckook; mcqueeg; nuclear; nukesforkooks; paulestinians; warmongering; warthroughstrength; wot
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Sheesh...McCain can't even defend his own countrymen back in Arizona from gang bangers, drug smugglers, and criminal aliens, but he does want to attack Iran./p>
1 posted on 04/14/2010 11:03:11 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 04/14/2010 11:03:47 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
Iran will get the bomb unless the United States acts more boldly.

I remember thinking the USA would get Obama unless McCain acted boldly . He picked Sarah and we still got Obama .

3 posted on 04/14/2010 11:07:02 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: rabscuttle385

Give it up McCain. You let invaders (illegals) flood in. You KNEW Hussein is not eligible. You helped put a muzzie in the wh*te hut. Yeah let’s bomb Iram. Fool. You helped sabotage America you RINO, Trojan horse Manchurian stooge.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 11:07:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: rabscuttle385
the Arizona Republican says the U.S. keeps pointing a loaded gun at Iran but failing to "pull the trigger."

A loaded gun? Only of the Nerf variety.

5 posted on 04/14/2010 11:07:58 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: rabscuttle385
Dow Theorist Richard Russell Predicts Israel Strike On Iran Nuclear Facilities
6 posted on 04/14/2010 11:08:35 AM PDT by blam
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To: rabscuttle385

I tend to agree with McCain on this. We should have taken out Iran a long time ago. In my opinion, President Bush should have declared war on Iran and invaded them (after a heavy bombing, perhaps nuclear, attack) before leaving office. Too bad he didn’t listen to VP Cheney on that one.


7 posted on 04/14/2010 11:09:26 AM PDT by RogerQ
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To: rabscuttle385

JC must be really kicking butt in the Polls.....


8 posted on 04/14/2010 11:11:04 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: rabscuttle385

McKennedy is a wuss.

Period.


9 posted on 04/14/2010 11:11:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rabscuttle385

Not sure I want a dip-wad lunatic like Obamao pulling any triggers. He would find a way to shoot us.


10 posted on 04/14/2010 11:11:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah, time to pull the trigger at the mexican border, too. Many times.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 11:12:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is crazy. The biggest threat to this country comes from the invasion across our open borders and the hordes of illegals roaming across the country and establishing cells. But McCain wants amnesty.


12 posted on 04/14/2010 11:13:08 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: rabscuttle385

Must have been 12 hours because the broken clock is exactly right again.


13 posted on 04/14/2010 11:15:20 AM PDT by throwback
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To: kbennkc
unless McCain acted boldly

One of my worst memories of the campaign was the numerous times when obama ripped mccain, and mccain just smiled. No defense. I'm screaming at my TV telling him how to defend himself. No defense. So he wants to defend the people of Arizona? Good luck!!

14 posted on 04/14/2010 11:15:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: rabscuttle385
John!

Stop the BS!

This is NOTHING but a desperate attempt by McCain the RINO to pull the wool over Arizona primary voters one more time.

Just retire John,it's time.

15 posted on 04/14/2010 11:19:28 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McDingDong should have ‘acted boldly’ in fighting Comrade 0bama in the ‘08 campaign, but his campaign was limp, just like he probably is. Even Bob Dole would have put up a bigger fight, Viagra or no Viagra.


16 posted on 04/14/2010 11:21:17 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: rabscuttle385

A friend as “Am I crazey or did is X really happening”

My responce was “You may be crazey, but this isn’t evidence of it”

you can call McCain insane... but he is right about Iran.


17 posted on 04/14/2010 11:22:23 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: rabscuttle385

is there any primary polls?

McCain has the RINOs circling the waggons.

Does he have a little battery fan ala charlie crist (see youtube) which he uses to keep him cool?


18 posted on 04/14/2010 11:24:12 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Right Wing Assault
when obama ripped mccain, and mccain just smiled. No defense. I'm screaming at my TV

Not one " I am a patriot , you are not" sneers . I guess he used them all up in the primary .

19 posted on 04/14/2010 11:25:24 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: RogerQ

Should have been a few Presidents before Bush.


20 posted on 04/14/2010 11:29:39 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Once in a while even a slow clock hits the right time - or something like that .

But then McQueeg IS running in a primary.


21 posted on 04/14/2010 11:36:11 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: rabscuttle385

stopped clock alert...


22 posted on 04/14/2010 11:38:19 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

a point you should have been making in your debates with Obama, oh....about TWO YEARS AGO.....of course, we have NOTHING to fear from an Obama Presidency /sarc.


23 posted on 04/14/2010 11:38:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rabscuttle385

Dude, you hijacked your own thread.


24 posted on 04/14/2010 11:39:56 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: rabscuttle385
Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran

Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran

Bomb Iran

You Know We Can

Bomb Iran

You Got Me Rockin and Rollin Rockin and Reeling

Bomb Iran Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran.

25 posted on 04/14/2010 11:43:14 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL!!


26 posted on 04/14/2010 11:47:04 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: rabscuttle385

Facts as I see them:

The majority of Americans are ignorant cowards and will continue to keep their heads in the sand.

Obama and his corrupt tribe will make demands and make noise, but backup nothing.

Iran WILL become a nuclear power... soon. What we need to worry about is how we’re going to deal with that new reality.

Obama will blame everything on others.

We will still have Obamacare.... and we can look forward to bankruptcy.


27 posted on 04/14/2010 11:50:15 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: 1rudeboy

LMAO


28 posted on 04/14/2010 11:51:36 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

how can one say that we are over there fighting to protect this country and yet our borders are open?

I said this when Bush was in and I’m saying this about the rats, Mccain and Graham


29 posted on 04/14/2010 11:52:51 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: RogerQ

“I tend to agree with McCain on this. We should have taken out Iran a long time ago. In my opinion, President Bush should have declared war on Iran and invaded them (after a heavy bombing, perhaps nuclear, attack) before leaving office. Too bad he didn’t listen to VP Cheney on that one.”

I tend to agree with YOU - but I also would have agreed with General Patton that we should have taken on Russia once we whipped the Nazis.


30 posted on 04/14/2010 11:52:52 AM PDT by phoenix07
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To: Frantzie

What you said.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 11:53:15 AM PDT by mojitojoe (“Our leaders seek to pit us against one another, and torment us relentlessly."Mark Levin)
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To: RogerQ
I tend to agree with McCain on this. We should have taken out Iran a long time ago. In my opinion, President Bush should have declared war on Iran and invaded them (after a heavy bombing, perhaps nuclear, attack) before leaving office. Too bad he didn’t listen to VP Cheney on that one.

I agree, but I say there is ZERO chance of Obama attacking Iran. ZERO. It's gonna be left to Israel, after which Obama will lead the charge into turning Israel into a global pariah. Watch and see.

MM (in TX)

32 posted on 04/14/2010 11:53:28 AM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: pallis
Not sure I want a dip-wad lunatic like Obamao pulling any triggers. He would find a way to shoot us.

Don't give the idiot any ideas. I can imagine him saying to his staff: "Yo, listen up! I gotta great idea. We launch a nuke on one of our own cities, and that'll show the other countries that we really aren't the aggressors that those other Presidents before ME made us out to be"

33 posted on 04/14/2010 11:54:52 AM PDT by jla (Obama & Co. vs. Jefferson & Madison - my money's on the latter)
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Sheesh...McCain can't even defend his own countrymen back in Arizona from gang bangers, drug smugglers, and criminal aliens, but he does want to attack Iran.

McCain isn't in law enforcement. He's a legislator. Not sure how J.D. Hayworth would suddenly become the Sheriff of Arizona to prevent all these crimes if he took over this Senate seat. And whatever you feel McCain's failings are, he's right about Iran. We're getting a little "I'll disagree with myself if someone I like agrees with me" on the whole McCain hating bit, don't you think?

34 posted on 04/14/2010 11:56:13 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: MissesBush

CORRECTION TO MY PRIOR POST: I meant to say...

We’re getting a little “I’ll disagree with myself if someone I DISLIKE agrees with me” on the whole McCain hating bit, don’t you think?


35 posted on 04/14/2010 11:57:39 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: rabscuttle385

He probably does believe it, yet should have said it long ago. Now he’s saying it for political gain and that’s all.


36 posted on 04/14/2010 12:00:36 PM PDT by b4its2late (Bawney Fwank's mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Has McCain changed his mind about the border yet? He might say anything
to get reelected. How RAT of him.
37 posted on 04/14/2010 12:00:51 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: rabscuttle385

From Kosovo to now, Colonial Jack Ripper McCain never met a war he didn’t like.


38 posted on 04/14/2010 12:01:47 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: MissesBush
He's a legislator.

...who for years has championed amnesty for illegals and who has failed to provide adequate resources (that's a legislative function, btw) for property border security.

39 posted on 04/14/2010 12:02:30 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

I no longer have any idea who McCain is, what he thinks, or what he wants.


40 posted on 04/14/2010 12:05:09 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: rabscuttle385

It is not likely the US will engage Iran. It is somewhere near zero, that Iran will abort their pursuit of a Nuclear weapon as well. Maybe less than zero. McCain is right on this one..even though he is wrong on so many others. I am working in Amman, Jordan. Many of the Jordanian and Iraqi folks I know have quietly expressed hope the Israelis do the dirty deed. They may, in fact do it. They have significant national security interests that our administration can’t seem to grasp.


41 posted on 04/14/2010 12:07:03 PM PDT by Trapper6012
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To: rabscuttle385

McMaverick, you fool, the only trigger 0doofus will pull is the Freddie Mercury type.


42 posted on 04/14/2010 12:07:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s one man in bicameral legislature of 535 people. He alone was not responsible for that. Many, many people have been responsible for that failure including by the way JD Hayworth. Did JD sponsor any bills in the House for a border fence or increased border security? Sorry, but this is a failure of wills by many in Washington and among both parties. But that still doesn’t tell me how McCain could have stopped drug trafficking and gangs. Those things aren’t going away just because the border is closed.


43 posted on 04/14/2010 12:10:42 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: MissesBush
McCain isn't in law enforcement. He's a legislator.

Border security and invasion by foreigners is a national security issue is it not?

44 posted on 04/14/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: RogerQ

*In my opinion, President Bush should have declared war on Iran and invaded them (after a heavy bombing, perhaps nuclear, attack) before leaving office.*

Presidents cannot declare war. Congress would have never approved such a declaration after 2006, certainly. Probably not after 2004, either.


45 posted on 04/14/2010 12:26:39 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh please, Juan. You are a SHAMELESS puss in a campaign against an America hating, Marxist, would-be dictator yet now you want to get tough with IRAN!! Ya think it might be an election year and Juan finally has some competition??!!


46 posted on 04/14/2010 12:29:39 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: rabscuttle385; All

If Sarah Palin said the exact same thing as McCain, lots of Freepers would be cheering. The rightness of his comments on Iran do NOT depend on his immigration position. The McCain animosity on FR is over the top.


47 posted on 04/14/2010 12:36:36 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Pure nonsense. McCain has earned every bit of ire aimed at his traitorous arse.


48 posted on 04/14/2010 12:41:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: reaganaut1; TigersEye; AuntB; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker
The rightness of his comments on Iran do NOT depend on his immigration position.

Actually, they do. It's stupid to leave your back door wide open (as McCain has advocated) while attacking foreign States, since such a policy provides a means for those other foreign States to retaliate in an asymmetric manner, i.e., by sending agents across the U.S. border to commit acts that effect death and injury, destruction of public and private property, a general lawlessness, etc.

The cattle ranchers in southern Arizona and their neighbors have already recognized such a dreadful possibility following the murder of Robert Krentz by an unlawfully-present foreign national.

It's about time FReepers like yourself do the same.

49 posted on 04/14/2010 12:43:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: jla
Isn't that the plot of Fail-Safe?
50 posted on 04/14/2010 12:43:52 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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