During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) complained that United States policy towards Iran is not tough enough. McCain reportedly said that while the United States keeps pointing a loaded gun at Iran, it has yet “pull the trigger”:
Senator John McCain says the United States has been backing away from a brewing fight with Iran, while that country moves ever closer to having nuclear weapons.
McCain opened a Senate hearing Wednesday by saying that Iran will get the bomb unless the United States acts more boldly.
Speaking figuratively, the Arizona Republican says the U.S. keeps pointing a loaded gun at Iran but failing to “pull the trigger.”
After famously singing the words “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran” to the tune of the Beach Boys’ song Barbara Ann in 2007, McCain later said he was joking, telling his critics to “lighten up and get a life.”
TPM posts the video of McCain’s remarks. The Arizona Senator says “it’s about time that we did” pull the trigger: