McCain Urges Action Against Iran
The recent memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warning that the United States lacks a long-term plan for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program has generated a bit of furor.
Sen. John McCain told “Fox News Sunday” that the memo was merely stating the obvious and that regardless of what’s being done about it the United States needs to do much more than just threaten to take punitive action against Iran.
“I didn’t need a secret memo from Mr. Gates to ascertain that,” he said. “We do not have a coherent policy… We have to be willing to pull the trigger on significant sanctions.”
Meanwhile, CNN reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday during an annual army parade that Iran is so powerful today that no country would dare attack it.
“Iran’s army is so mighty today that no enemy can have a foul thought of invading Iran’s territory,” the Iranian leader said, according to Iranian state media.
When asked whether a military option should be on the table, Sen. McCain said: “Every contingency has to be on the table.”