News24 reports that McCain "reacted to a report of rising US cigarette exports to" Iran by saying that it may be "a way of killing 'em".
McCain says that as an ex-smoker he was only joking. Iran is not amused and they should not be. Spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Mohammad Ali Hosseini commented that:
"McCain's crude remark on the indiscriminate killing of the Iranian nation not only testifies to his disturbed state of mind, but also to his warmongering approach to foreign policy."How can anyone think that McCain is a suitable candidate to turn the tide on 8 brutal years of Geroge W. Bush?
I mean he is about as close to Bush as one can get, and about as deft too.
With Israel drumming up a strike at Iran the last thing the world needs is for a genius like McCain to fuel that murderous sentiment.