McCain compares Iranian leader Ahmadinejad to monkey

mccain calls ahmadinejad monkey

United States Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Monday made a joke comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey, something one Republican congressman charged was “racist.”

“So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week?” McCain said in a tweet that also linked to a story about Iran launching a monkey into space.

Some didn’t take so kindly to the not-so-diplomatic quip, prompting McCain, 76, to respond: “Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”

Seeing that, Michigan congressman Rep. Justin Amash, 32, shot back.

“Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes,” Amashtweeted.

Not everyone on the right agreed with Amash. Conservative John Podhoretz, for example, Tweeted this: “How dare McCain say something demeaning & disparaging abt the foremost anti-Semite on the planet.” And this: “So…it’s defend-the-Jew-hater-from-the-war-hero day.”

It’s not the first time McCain’s made a joke about Iran that landed him in some hot water. During his run for president in 2007, McCain sang about bombing the country.

Asked by a GOP primary voter when the U.S. would send an “air-mail message to Tehran,” McCain said, “That old Beach Boys’ song, ‘Bomb Iran?’ Bomb, bomb, bomb—, anyway.”

McCain’s response then as now? It’s just a joke — “get a life.”

“When veterans are together, veterans joke,” McCain said at the time. “And I was with veterans and we were joking. And if somebody can’t understand that, my answer is, ‘Please, get a life.’”

NBC

  • Patience2

    I knew McCain was a man of exquisite perception!

    • Abdo Ajrouche

      The only thing McCain should perceive is a Persian dick in his wife’s mouth

      • Patience2

        Well, at least this observation of his shows how clear and accurate his understanding of things Iranian actually is!

      • yalibnan

        Please watch out ! Comments that contain personal attacks or inappropriate language will be removed.

  • Patience2

    I knew McCain was a man of exquisite perception!

    • Abdo Ajrouche

      The only thing McCain should perceive is a Persian dick in his wife’s mouth

      • Patience2

        Well, at least this observation of his shows how clear and accurate his understanding of things Iranian actually is!

      • yalibnan

        Please watch out ! Comments that contain personal attacks or inappropriate language will be removed.

  • Hannibal

    Where is Iraniangel when you need him? lol

    • IraniAngel

      monkeys are very intelligent animals and in fact more intelligent than a lot of people (you specifically)

      • Hannibal

        I did not attack you but you attack me personally… I will let it go this time. Next time I will show you my dark side and you won’t like it.

        • IraniAngel

          you already did… you implicitly called me a monkey

          • 5thDrawer

            No .. he was waiting for you to extol the virtues of sending monkeys into space.
            The animal-rightists will be signing you up soon. 😉

          • Hannibal

            I did not… I meant where were you to defend Ahmadinejad. Regardless I will let it go.

          • IraniAngel

            alright-then

          • Patience2

            Well … if your ‘roots’ lie buried in Iran, you must consider the tragedy of your existence, and the nature of your essence that is brushing off on other people. It might be removable through many washings and with a lot of time. Some, though, of your ‘contacts’ may remain permanently stained.

        • FreetheME1

          Hannibal, not the old 6 foot 4 full of muscles dark side, is it

          • Hannibal

            you pinned it buddy… 😉

          • FreetheME1

            Come on bro, you need to use something new. That one is getting pretty old. 🙂

    • 5thDrawer

      You dragged him out with that one 😉

      • Hannibal

        Like a vermin he comes out…

  • Hannibal

    Where is Iraniangel when you need him? lol

    • IraniAngel

      monkeys are very intelligent animals and in fact more intelligent than a lot of people (you specifically)

      • Hannibal

        I did not attack you but you attack me personally… I will let it go this time. Next time I will show you my dark side and you won’t like it.

        • IraniAngel

          you already did… you implicitly called me a monkey

          • 5thDrawer

            No .. he was waiting for you to extol the virtues of sending monkeys into space.
            The animal-rightists will be signing you up soon. 😉

          • Hannibal

            I did not… I meant where were you to defend Ahmadinejad. Regardless I will let it go.

          • IraniAngel

            alright-then

          • Patience2

            Well … if your ‘roots’ lie buried in Iran, you must consider the tragedy of your existence, and the nature of your essence that is brushing off on other people. It might be removable through many washings and with a lot of time. Some, though, of your ‘contacts’ may remain permanently stained.

        • FreetheME1

          Hannibal, not the old 6 foot 4 full of muscles dark side, is it

          • Hannibal

            you pinned it buddy… 😉

          • FreetheME1

            Come on bro, you need to use something new. That one is getting pretty old. 🙂

    • 5thDrawer

      You dragged him out with that one 😉

      • Hannibal

        Like a vermin he comes out…

  • wargame1

    Bush junior and Ahmadinejad …both have monkey feature

    • IraniAngel

      so basically you are afraid of a ‘majoosi’ monkey hahahaha! no doubt that mr ahmadinejad looks like a monkey, but even then you are under his feet, if you understand what i mean

      • Moe28

        I totally agree the Wahabi Takfiri’s sleep in the same bed with the Zionists and then have the audacity to call us Majoosi…

      • FreetheME1

        How dare you offend Mr Ahmadinejad by saying the likes of Wargame are near his feet. You are forgiven this time. But don’t do it again.

        • IraniAngel

          be khoda free, you are right. first you have mr ahamdinejad’s feet, then you have his shoes, then you have a bunch of SH!T and finally you have the wahabis. after all mr ahmadinejad doesnt want to dirty his shoes

      • Patience2

        The Iranians’ brethren, the Chinese, have found (what is to them) a delightful way of supping on monkey brains. They fix the victim in a chair with the top of his head through a hole in a board, remove the top of his skull, and dive in with chopsticks while the monkey is still alive. Probably, though, they’d find A-jad to have a disagreeable flavor. Once they tried it, though, that would be enough. Might put them off monkey for a while.

  • wargame1

    Bush junior and Ahmadinejad …both have monkey feature

    • IraniAngel

      so basically you are afraid of a ‘majoosi’ monkey hahahaha! no doubt that mr ahmadinejad looks like a monkey, but even then you are under his feet, if you understand what i mean

      • Moe28

        I totally agree the Wahabi Takfiri’s sleep in the same bed with the Zionists and then have the audacity to call us Majoosi…

      • FreetheME1

        How dare you offend Mr Ahmadinejad by saying the likes of Wargame are near his feet. You are forgiven this time. But don’t do it again.

        • IraniAngel

          be khoda free, you are right. first you have mr ahamdinejad’s feet, then you have his shoes, then you have a bunch of SH!T and finally you have the wahabis, bcos mr ahmadinejad doesnt want to dirty his shoes

      • Patience2

        The Iranians’ brethren, the Chinese, have found (what is to them) a delightful way of supping on monkey brains. They fix the victim in a chair with the top of his head through a hole in a board, remove the top of his skull, and dive in with chopsticks while the monkey is still alive. Probably, though, they’d find A-jad to have a disagreeable flavor. Once they tried it, though, that would be enough. Might put them off monkey for a while.

  • 5thDrawer

    Some can’t tell the difference between a racist shot and a decent joke, obviously.
    I guess politicians can’t tell the same jokes everyone else is … hahahahaha

  • 5thDrawer

    Some can’t tell the difference between a racist shot and a decent joke, obviously.
    I guess politicians can’t tell the same jokes everyone else is … hahahahaha

  • alisar smith

    Tasteless comment he needs his head to be examined.

  • alisar smith

    Tasteless comment he needs his head to be examined.