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MCCAIN SINGS: 'BOMB BOMB BOMB, BOMB BOMB IRAN'
Thu Apr 19 2007
Sen. John McCain brought his "Straight Talk" tour to South Carolina Wednesday morning. The presidential hopeful spent 90 minutes talking to nearly 500 people who crammed into the Murrells Inlet VFW Hall. At the campaign rally, McCain was asked if an attack on Iran is in the works, the GEORGETOWN TIMES reports.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.[VIDEO] One McCain aide who attended the event said McCain was adding a little levity to the discussion and the crowd reacted with laughter. McCain went on to discuss the seriousness of the issue, saying he supports the President, and he will not allow Iran to destroy Israel. Developing...
--FROM THE DRUDGE REPORT
.McCain Message to Joke Critics: Get a Life
By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
The Associated Press
Friday, April 20, 2007
LAS VEGAS --Sen. John McCain has a message for any critics who thought his musical joke about bombing Iran wasn't funny: Get a life.
While campaigning for president in South Carolina on Wednesday, McCain responded to a question about how to deal with Iran by breaking into the melody of the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann" but changing the lyrics to "Bomb Iran."
"That old, eh, that old Beach Boys song, 'Bomb Iran,'" McCain joked and then added: "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb ... anyway, ah ..." The audience responded with laughter.
The Arizona Republican was asked for his reaction to any negative response to the joke when he arrived in Las Vegas for a fundraiser Thursday night.
"Please, I was talking to some of my old veterans friends," he told reporters. "My response is, Lighten up and get a life."
When reporters asked if the joke was insensitive, McCain said: "Insensitive to what? The Iranians?"
McCain's joke, which was circulating on the Internet, was prompted by an audience question in Murrells Inlet, S.C., about whether he believes the U.S. should send Iran "an airmail message to Tehran."
After his joke, McCain turned serious and said that he agrees with President Bush that the United States must protect Israel from Iran and work to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. McCain has long said that the military option should not be taken off the table but that it should be used only as a last resort.
The episode echoed President Reagan's 1984 quip at the height of the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union when he said: "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
Reagan was testing a microphone before his regular Saturday radio address.