Paul Joseph Watson
July 9, 2008
Potential next President John McCain’s sick obsession with slaughtering brown people in the Middle East betrayed itself again yesterday when he responded to a question about exporting cigarettes to Iran by saying, “maybe that’s a way of killing them.”
McCain was asked by a reporter, “We’ve learned that exports to Iran increased by tenfold during the Bush administration, biggest export was cigarettes,” to which McCain snapped back, “maybe that’s a way of killing them,” before laughing and chuckling, “I meant that as a joke.”
This is not the first time that McCain has expressed his bloodlust for seeing Iranians massacred.
During an April 2007 town hall meeting in South Carolina, one of McCain’s fawning Neo-Con slug acolytes stood up and asked why “we don’t send an airmail message to Tehran,” to which McCain responded, “Remember that old Beach Boys song? Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.”
The whole audience snickered at the thought of innocent Iranian women and children being blown to bits for the good of the American empire.
Does a historical pretext even exist against which to measure potential Presidents who find killing hundreds of thousands of people funny?
Hitler, Pol Pot, and Osama Bin Laden liked to talk about slaughtering masses of people on a regular basis, but they stopped short of cracking jokes about it.
McCain was subject to a barrage of criticism after his last outburst but he’s gone on to repeat such comments without a care in the world.
Either the body politic is so jaded by 7 years of imperial Neo-Con bloodletting that McCain thinks such comments are tame in comparison, or he knows he’s a ringer and has no chance anyway of beating the elite’s chosen one for 2008 - Barack Obama.
Or he could just be one sick bastard. That makes for presidential material these days.