Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Stay classy, John McCain

The dignified Republican jokes about killing an entire nation of human beings with cigarettes.

Presidential candidate John McCain, who once sang in jest about bombing Iran, on Tuesday reacted to a report of rising U.S. cigarette exports to the country by saying it may be "a way of killing 'em."

McCain, known for acerbic comments and for sometimes firing verbally from the hip, was responding to a report that U.S. exports to Iran rose tenfold during President George W. Bush's term in office despite hostility between the two states.

A rise in cigarette sales was a big part of that,
according to an Associated Press analysis of seven years of U.S. trade figures.

"Maybe that's a way of killing 'em," McCain said to reporters during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "I meant that as a joke, as a person who hasn't had a cigarette in 28 years, 29 years," he added, laughing.
It sure would be exciting to see what negotiations with Iran would look like under a President McCain.

Oh, that's right. There wouldn't be any negotations. There would just be bombing.

That's because John McCain is such an expert on foreign policy, you see.

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