Senile Old Fart Tweets Sheet

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) posted a tweet yesterday that compared Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the monkey the Iranian government launched into space last week.

“So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space — wasn’t he just there last week?” McCain tweeted. The Senator should definitely get a refund from that charm school he attended – or at least shut up.

It’s well known that McCain is one of the Senate’s toughest hawks. He’s never met a war he didn’t like including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam.  He deserves the respect we give all decorated Vietnam war heroes (of which he is one) but his half-ass mumbles do nothing but alienate people with whom the State Department would like to negotiate.

Iran is building a nuclear weapon.  Although it should be none of our business, the US is trying to stop this quest by every peaceful means possible including talks and severe economic sanctions.  Demeaning verbal insults about Iran or its leaders does not make a US diplomat’s job any easier.

McCain was surprised at the worldwide negative reaction to his remark.  He tweeted,  “Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”

Of course we can take a joke, John – we elected you Senator, didn’t we?

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