While discussing what the United States should do if the crisis in Iran turns into another Tiananmen Square, McCain responds that the U.S. should follow the lead of the French, who we all know Republicans love so much, the Germans and the Brits. McCain says that the death of Neda might be a defining moment in history and the end of the tyrannical regime in Iran.
When asked if we should negotiate with them if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad remains in power, of course Mr. Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran doesn't think so. McCain also says the we can't trust the Iranians because they've "violated fundamental human rights upon which this nation (The United States) was founded".
As someone who formerly chaired and remains a member of the Indian Affairs Committee in the Senate, I wonder if Senator McCain has ever asked any of his American Indian constituents if they'd agree with that statement? He might want to ask the African American community as well. I don't think being kept as slaves qualifies as honoring someone's basic human rights.
John McCain made some similar statements and additional history revision on Sean Hannity's show last week.
During that show McCain said:
..the fact is that we have a fundamental belief in the rights of every human being and that was articulated on July 4th, 1776. We believe that all have a god given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are walking by on the other side of the street here. We should weigh in and say, we're not going to send arms, we're not for violence, but we are for the rights of people to go to the streets and peacefully disagree with their government, especially when it's a corrupt election.
Ummmm....Senator...I hate to break this to you but all did not have basic rights in the United States in 1776.
As Think Progress noted, McCain also told some whoppers about Ronald Reagan in the same interview: Caught Up In Nostalgic Reagan Hysteria, ‘Student Of History’ McCain Credits Him For 1968 Prague Spring.