John McCain makes another unfortunate Iran joke, the Washington Post‘s “The Trail” blog reports:
He quickly caught himself, saying “I meant that as a joke” as his wife, Cindy, poked him in the back.
In response, liberal blogger Matt Yglesias writes:
As it turns out, we don’t have to imagine Iranian political leaders talking about such things, in fact they do it all the time. The Iranian legislature opens sessions with chants of “Death to America” and President Ahmadinejad declared, “I say accomplishment of a world without America and Israel is both possible and feasible.” The only difference is that they aren’t joking. They actually want to kill Americans, as they are doing in Iraq.