John McCain came up with a novel way to combat America's longstanding Iranian foe yesterday.
Joking with a reporter at a campaign meeting in Pittsburgh, the Republican candidate suggested that exporting cigarettes to Iran might be "a way of killing ‘em". He was responding to a report that showed a tenfold increase in tobacco exports from the US to Iran during the hostile Bush era since 2001. Maybe not such a novel idea after all?
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This is not the first time that McCain has joked about the conflict with Iran. At a campaign meeting in South Carolina last year, he replaced the well known Beach Boys song lyrics "Barbara Ann" with "bomb Iran" following questions about the danger of Iran obtaining nuclear weaponry.