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  •  No, it wasn't. Shows your own level of (0+ / 0-)

    nuance and sophistication.

    You were taken in by a joke -- a parody of the Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann".

    I am more than happy to admit that I'm wrong if you can find any evidence that McCain has seriously suggested or supported the proposition that we should bomb Iran.

    I should point out that, in 8 years of Ronald Reagan, 4 years of George H.W. Bush, and 8 years of George W. Bush, the US never bombed Iran.  We did, in fact, rid Iran of it's most aggressive regional enemy in that time.

    I can't help but wonder if Democrats' fascination with bombing Iran comes from some strange repressed macho fantasy.  

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:29:49 AM PST

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    •  jest but no joke (0+ / 0-)

      http://www.thenation.com/...

      explicitly bomb Syria
      implicitly bomb Iran to prevent nuclear weapon

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:45:22 AM PST

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      •  Syria is not Iran. (0+ / 0-)

        And what Democrats imply is largely based on Democrats' biases and machinations.

        BTW -- Given that Obama was all hot to bomb Libya, and did, how does he stand on bombing Syria?

        Will Iran's threats keep him from doing that?

        Better still:

        What about Israel's next attack/counter-attack round ?

        Is Israel on the friend or foe list now?

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:35:17 AM PST

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        •  none of the above (0+ / 0-)

          sophistication and nuance, something McCain sorely lacks.

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:06:17 AM PST

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        •  McCain is a cold warrior from the old school (0+ / 0-)
          McCain’s speech a ‘real bell-ringer for war’

          Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow analyze Sen. John McCain’s speech at the RNC, where he emphasized foreign policy and possible military involvement in Iran and Syria.

          http://video.msnbc.msn.com/...

          and not suited for 21st c geopolitics.

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:03:09 AM PST

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          •  Yes he is. But he's also an experienced hand, (0+ / 0-)

            and probably more sophisticated and nuanced in that arena than the President ever will be.

            LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

            by dinotrac on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:30:30 AM PST

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            •  hardly. (0+ / 0-)

              he's a posturer, and lazy to boot. The guy needs to retire.

              as it turns out...

               he skipped his Benghazi briefing to complain on TV about Benghazi.

              That's your modern GOP in a nutshell.

              and yes it's every bit as bad as it looks. McCain is a bitter sore loser who's posturing for the cameras, and he was caught at it.

              "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

              by Greg Dworkin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:19:29 PM PST

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            •  ... (0+ / 0-)

              "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

              by Greg Dworkin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:24:27 PM PST

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    •  That McCain would joke about the matter at all (1+ / 0-)
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      Shows a flippant disregard of the drastic effects of war. Just as Ronnie's "we begin bombing in five minutes..." trivializes the effects of world-wide nuclear holocaust.

      •  Your comment shows that you know nothing at all. (0+ / 0-)

        McCain has very real and deep first-hand knowledge of the drastic effects of war, including disabilities that he will carry to his grave.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:46:58 AM PST

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