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McCain is dead but 'bomb, bomb, bomb Iran' still resounds

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In 2007, when making a speech during his bid for the presidency of the United States, the late Senator John McCain spoke about Iran's supposed nuclear weapons' programme and when questioned as to whether there might be US reaction to such allegations responded by singing that old Beach Boys song, "Bomb Iran... bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb." This jovial retort about killing people by bombing them was not surprising to those who remembered that during the US war on Vietnam McCain was shot down on a mission to bomb a power generation plant in Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam, in the course of the entrancingly-named Operation Rolling Thunder. If he hadn't been shot down before he released his bombs there would almost certainly have been civilian casualties and deaths. Power stations in cities are not manned by soldiers, after all, and around the Hanoi plant there were houses that would doubtless be struck by errant bombs. But who cares about civilians who are killed or maimed in bombing...
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