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McCain laughs off ‘bomb bomb Iran’ moment.

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In April, a questioner asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) if an attack on Iran was in the works. “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran,” McCain responded, to the tune of the Beach Boys’ Barbara Ann. (Watch it.) NBC’s First Read reports that, at an event in South Carolina on Saturday, a man reminded McCain of that moment and asked what he will do now in the wake of the NIE that says Iran has shut down its nuclear program:

McCain’s response: “No thanks for reminding me, you jerk. [Laughter]. I don’t know where the intelligence came from. But, if you are enriching the material then it doesn’t take long to make a nuclear weapon. Second, I don’t detect a change in Iranians behavior…they still pose a threat to our country.”

UPDATE: Back in September, when a high school student asked McCain whether he was too old and too conservative to be president, McCain responded, “Thanks for the question, you little jerk. You’re drafted.”

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