McCain "Jokes" About Bombing Iran

April 22, 2007

During a recent campaign speech in North Carolina this week, U.S. Senator John McCain, a leading contender for the 2008 Presidency, "joked" about the necessity of launching a bombing attack against Iran.

While speaking to a crowd of 500 people at the Murrells Inlet VFW Hall in South Carolina, McCain was asked when he thought the U.S. military might "send an air mail message to Tehran."

McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular Beach Boys song. "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran," he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann.

He then added, "Iran is dedicated to the destruction of Israel. That alone should concern us but now they are trying for nuclear capabilities.

McCain campaign spokesman Kevin McLaughlin later told ABC News that the senator "was just trying to add a little humor to the event." The video of McCain singing the "joke" has already been viewed thousands of times on the Internet video sharing site YouTube.

In many campaign speeches, McCain has called for the removal of "rogue" governments.