In his critical speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, designed to “mend fences” with the GOP’s most conservative members, presumptive presidential nominee John McCain addressed a host of issues. Along the way, he said this:
“[Senator Clinton and Senator Obama] won’t recognize and seriously address the threat posed by an Iran with nuclear ambitions to our ally, Israel, and the region.
I intend to make unmistakably clear to Iran we will not permit a government that espouses the destruction of the State of Israel as its fondest wish and pledges undying enmity to the United States to possess the weapons to advance their malevolent ambitions.
Senator Clinton and Senator Obama will concede to our critics that our own actions to defend against its threats are responsible for fomenting the terrible evil of radical Islamic extremism, and their resolve to combat it will be as flawed as their judgment.”