HEHNGNN?  2:25 pm June 15, 2009

John McCain Suggests Condemning & Embargoing Iran Immediately And Forever

by Jim Newell

No one ever said having a pragmatic foreign policy was easy, but it’s what Barack Obama wants, and sometimes you just have to let terrible states work out their internal political problems on their own (at least for a few days or weeks or whatever). The other option is to have John McCain as President of the United States, a situation where skepticism over the legitimacy of foreign election results would immediately lead to all sorts of belligerent condemnations and freaking *oil embargoes* and eventually nine or so wars, on the same country, before the dust settles. [Think Progress]

 
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Mr Blifil June 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm

That’ll teach those FUCKING REFORMERS.

paintitblack June 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Walnuts! all I can say is that between this & Bible Spice getting cranky-ass on Dave Letterman is: boy-oh-boy, did we evah dodge us some bullets! sheeee-it.

GDuvall June 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Man, nothing restores the fading memories of Hopenchange faster than hearing from Johnny Mac? Act HOW, senator?

SayItWithWookies June 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

The McCain plan: Bringing democracy to the Middle East, one destroyed-in-order-to-save-it country at a time.

Jukesgrrl June 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

If he were president, he’s use those special bombs that only hurt bad people and leave the good people alone, don’tcha know.

freakishlystrong June 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

“I think they should be condemned, and it’s obvious that this was a rigged election and depriving the people of their democratic rights. We are for human rights all over the world.”

We will bomb, bomb, bomb the fuckin’ human rights into them!

norbizness June 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

WHEN I WAS A KID WE HAD SHAHS AND WE LIKED IT

BillyClubb June 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

If John McCain was President of the United States we’d be trading nuclear warheads with the North Koreans. Why does Barack Obama want to disgrace the United States by being “even tempered”?

Texan Bulldoggette June 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Why doesn’t Cindy buy McWalnuts his own island where he can feel free to bomb the likes out of Nigeria & Luxembourg & he can leave the business of um…rational government to the grown ups?

Morbo the Annihilator June 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm

In our 2000 election, McCain wanted to embargo then nuke Florida. True fact.

Because obviously the situations are comparable.

glamourdammerung June 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I do not seem to recall McCain having such concerns back in 2004 and 2000 when another country had “election irregularities”.

Speed Ball June 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

The polls were rigged and the reformers were duped; WE’VE GOT ‘EM RIGHT WHERE WE WANT ‘EM!

orange June 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

he sounds tired.

Lionel Hutz Esq. June 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

If you can’t solve the world’s problems with bombing, I don’t want to be Republican.

shortsshortsshorts June 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Walnuts doesn’t react well to any slogan containing “Change” ever since last year’s election.

WadISay June 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Thank God that, if McCain had been elected president, he would at least have had Sarah Palin to talk a little sense into him after dumbass stuff like this.

TGY June 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

[re=338921]Morbo the Annihilator[/re]: Well, *that* wouldn’t have been so bad. BOMBS BEFORE BUTTERFLY BALLOTS.

Possibly, Johnny S, father of the lovely Megan, just wants to kill them with cigarettes until they have fair elections.

Extemporanus June 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Like most other mansion dwelling blue bloods, he’s quite comfortable walking all over Persians.

Internally valid June 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

[re=338904]Mr Blifil[/re]: Fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke.

One Yield Regular June 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm

We are all Iranian Georgians now.

Canmon (the Inadequate) June 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Wait a minute, isn’t he supposed to be dead by now? Matt Damon needs to re-check his actuarial tables.

Fox n Fiends June 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

“We are for human rights, all over the world, except them queers and mexicans in Arizona.”

ManchuCandidate June 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Yes John, cause foreign intervention into a nation’s internal problems always worked out and not unified them against a common enemy. See French Revolution or Iran/Iraq War.

TGY June 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm

[re=338938]Internally valid[/re]: Or possibly joke them if they can’t take a fuck.

Servo June 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Jawa McCain probably remembers when the Iranians were called Persians. Holy War! Holy War!
Oh, hell. Send Sarah Palin to giggle them into submission.

InsidiousTuna June 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm

[re=338918]norbizness[/re]: People from surrounding cubicles are throwing shit at me for laughing loudly. Thanks.

Min June 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Obama won. Get over it.

Come here a minute June 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

McCain is just pissed the 2008 election did not get the Interior Ministry treatment.

Advocatus_Diaboli June 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

All that was missing from WALNUTS!’s was a shout-out to his girlfriend Lindsey.

Lieberman , WALNUTS! & Graham: The trifecta of senate crazies.

BlueStateLibtard June 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Any minute he’ll be singing his favorite tune again, “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.” If he was president, he would have been launching nukes at them Sunday morning, and the CNN twitterheads wouldn’t have even covered it, because they would have been surfing or sailing off the coast of Maryland.

June Cleaver 2.0 June 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Thank god Michelle is screwing the president, and not Cindy McCain!

AnnieGetYourFun June 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Weird, because I think that the people who lost the Iranian elections were sort of the Iranian equivalent of Obamatards, no?

Accordion-o-rama June 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Thanks Fox for the nostalgic reminder of Clutch Cargo!

imissopus June 15, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Let’s take up a collection to send Walnuts! a copy of Risk. He can make bombing noises every time he rolls the dice.

sati demise June 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

[re=338979]BlueStateLibtard[/re]: McCain suspends his congressional seat to embargo Iran.

Internally valid June 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm

[re=338980]June Cleaver 2.0[/re]: Personally, I’d be OK with Michelle screwing Cindy, but maybe we just have different values/fetishes

nader paul kucinich gravel June 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm

We see McCain has received his AIPAC call from Lieberman giving him his marching orders.

totoro June 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Conservatives are freaked out that Americans will think Iranians are not another pack of dark-skinned religious nutjobs we can bomb at will. They are even talking up bogus “polls” showing that Dinner Jacket really won—because that is so helpful right now. Deep down John McCain knows that his failure to get elected, resutling in a normal, possibly open-minded regime here gave ordinary Iranians the guts to the think that they too could rejoin the world or sane, respected nations if they elected a reform government.

Fear of a Black Reagan June 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Dammit, McCain. Stop making me like Ahmadinejad.

June Cleaver 2.0 June 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

[re=338996]Internally valid[/re]: Ha ha! I caught it too late! I meant to say Thank god Michelle, and NOT Cindy McCain… you know… is doing the do with prez.

Internally valid June 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Oh, on the serious, aren’t gas prices too low in Iran as it is and the Government has been trying to push them up to reduce consumption? Wouldn’t a gasoline embargo just help them out? Plus, the higher costs would be the Americans’ fault, not Ahmehousiwhatsit’s, so he would get more support behind his anti-american belligerence. Does that even make sense, or am I a dumb?

ticklemejethro June 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Ok, call me crazy or misundereducated or something, but aren’t we already embargoing the fuck out of them?

McDuff June 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm

“… and it’s obvious that this was a rigged election and depriving the people of their democratic rights.”

Sorry, Johnny, but how many U.S. American college kids said the same thing in 1968, 1972, 2000, and 2004? Maybe, like U.S. American elections, nothing is “obvious” unless Nate Silver says it is.

McDuff June 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Any another thing — why do we always have “to act?” Haven’t the “good” Iranians made it pretty clear that us sticking our noses in this will only “prove” that Mousavi was our candidate and thereby ruin any change he has of actually winning this thing?

Come here a minute June 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm

[re=339077]McDuff[/re]: What do you have against peace and freedom spreading like a flower in the Middle East, like Iraq?

GDuvall June 15, 2009 at 4:23 pm

[re=339038]ticklemejethro[/re]: Yes, but now McCain and Lieberman want the U.S. to also embargo any other country that sells gasoline to Iran, which should do wonders for the global financial crisis.

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