Skip to comments.McCain: Time to 'pull the trigger' with Iran [Title differs from article quote]
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."
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I remember thinking the USA would get Obama unless McCain acted boldly . He picked Sarah and we still got Obama .
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.
A loaded gun? Only of the Nerf variety.
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.
JC must be really kicking butt in the Polls.....
McKennedy is a wuss.
Not sure I want a dip-wad lunatic like Obamao pulling any triggers. He would find a way to shoot us.
Yeah, time to pull the trigger at the mexican border, too. Many times.
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.
Must have been 12 hours because the broken clock is exactly right again.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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?
Not one " I am a patriot , you are not" sneers . I guess he used them all up in the primary .
Should have been a few Presidents before Bush.
Once in a while even a slow clock hits the right time - or something like that .
But then McQueeg IS running in a primary.
stopped clock alert...
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.
Dude, you hijacked your own thread.
Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran
You Know We Can
You Got Me Rockin and Rollin Rockin and Reeling
Bomb Iran Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran.
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.
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
“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 didnt 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.
What you said.
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.
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"
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?
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?
He probably does believe it, yet should have said it long ago. Now he’s saying it for political gain and that’s all.
From Kosovo to now, Colonial Jack Ripper McCain never met a war he didn’t like.
...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.
I no longer have any idea who McCain is, what he thinks, or what he wants.
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.
McMaverick, you fool, the only trigger 0doofus will pull is the Freddie Mercury type.
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.
Border security and invasion by foreigners is a national security issue is it not?
*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.
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??!!
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.
Pure nonsense. McCain has earned every bit of ire aimed at his traitorous arse.
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.