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Pete Hoekstra Echoes John McCain's Attack On The Obama Administration's Iran Policy

First we had John McCain jumping on the memo from Robert Gates as an excuse to attack the Obama administration for how they are dealing with Iran's

First we had John McCain jumping on the memo from Robert Gates as an excuse to attack the Obama administration for how they are dealing with Iran's nuclear weapons capability, and right on cue, Pete Hoekstra decided to follow suit on Fox as well.

"I think that we -- it's pretty clear that the Israelis cannot live with a nuclear-armed Iran," he said. "We saw news reports that the Syrians have moved Scud missiles into southern Lebanon. That is a serious escalatory move. Now Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are within range of Scud missiles."

The Syrian embassy fired off a statement on Thursday denying the reports.

"The government of Syria categorically denies the recent spurious allegations emanating from Israel regarding the supply of Scud missiles to Hezbollah," the statement said. "This disinformation campaign aims at misleading the world’s public opinion."

Later Sunday on Fox News, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) echoed McCain's lack of surprise at the Gates report. "For those of us who have been watching this administration, it's not astonishing at all," the ranking member of the Select Committee on Intelligence said.

Hoekstra stressed the need to put pressure on Russia and China to come on board with sanctions, but said he felt President Barack Obama is "going to continue muddling along through the process."

As Jon noted in his post on McCain:

Unsurprisingly, McCain and the conservative echo chamber downplayed President Obama's successful nuclear security summit this week in which the United States garnered Chinese support for tougher sanctions against Tehran. And the neoconservative drumbeat ignores altogether George W. Bush's Iran can-kicking.

This is the same clown who was fundraising off of the Christmas bomber plot and that claimed along with Rick Santorum to have found the WMD's in Iraq. He's also the same one who attacked Nancy Pelosi for saying the CIA lied to Congress when he'd done the exact same thing himself back in 2006. It's little wonder he's the first one to be jumping out there with McCain to go after the Gates' memo was released and use it as a political punching bag. It's par for the course with this hack.

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