Apr 21, 2007

McCain Defends Bomb Song

Republican presidential contender John McCain has defended his decision to sing a song with the lyrics of "bomb Iran".

Defiant: John McCain
Defiant: John McCain

The senator caused controversy while campaigning in South Carolina when he was asked how the US should deal with the Iranian regime.

Singing to the melody of the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann", he joked: "That old, eh, that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran."

He then added: "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb ... anyway, ah ..."

The audience responded with laughter.

When, asked about the response of critics, he suggested they should "get a life"

"Please, I was talking to some of my old veterans friends," he said.

"My response is, Lighten up and get a life."

The US, the West and Iran are engaged in a nuclear stand-off.

The West is insisting Iran stop enriching uranium - Tehran says it wants nuclear power for domestic energy purposes.

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1 comment:

merben said...

McCain's insensitive comments will probably help him slide further on the recent election 2008 polls. He offended a lot of people with the McCain bomb Iran song. the media and his opponents will use his joke against him.