Tuesday, June 16, 2009

McCain Shows Why He Would Have Been A Lousy President

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Arizona Sen. John McCain said on the Today show this morning that President Barack Obama should be more forceful in his comments on the Iranian situation.

The Associated Press reports:


Sen. John McCain charged Tuesday that President Barack Obama is not talking tough enough on the disputed presidential election in Iran.

McCain, who lost to Obama in last year's presidential election, said the president "should speak out that this is a corrupt, flawed, sham of an election and that the Iranian people have been deprived of their rights."

Obama has spoken more cautiously, reiterating Monday that he is concerned about how the process went there and is worried about the unrest in the Persian Gulf nation. Obama said he believes all Iranians should have their voices heard in the election.

But McCain, interviewed on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday, said the United States should support the Iranian people "in their struggle against an oppressive, repressive regime." The Arizona Republican said they "should not be subjected to four more years of (President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad and the radical Muslim clerics."

That would be exactly the wrong thing to do. Interjecting the U.S. into the dispute would just give the current regime a distraction to delegitimize the opposition.

Even Pat Buchanan has figured that one out.

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