September 26th, 2008
10:08 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain warns against Iranian nuclear weapons

McCain has taken a tough stance on Iran.
McCain has taken a tough stance on Iran.

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) – Iranian nuclear weapons would be an "existential threat to the state of Israel" and would encourage other countries in the Middle East to seek nuclear weapons as well, Sen. John McCain said Friday at his first presidential debate against Sen. Barack Obama.

"We cannot allow another Holocaust," he said.

soundoff (88 Responses)
  1. Michael

    Carl, it was either that or millions more would have died in an Invasion of Japan.

    September 26, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    mcCain have not idea what he talking about..

    September 26, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  3. GMR

    Carl, we're not the only ones having nuclear weapons.

    September 26, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  4. Missy

    What is McCain looking at off stage? And why can't McCain Look at Obama???? MCCain has proven to me why I like OBAMA.... The thing I like that Obama has done is look and speak to McCain. Shows me he is ready to be president!!!

    September 26, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  5. Hispanic Woman for McCain

    So why don't you move to Iran Edward, Amanda and Sandee. The difference between the US and Iran is that we are really using Nuclear power to power the United States. Wouldn't you have 300 nukes if someone said we are going to wipe you off the earth?

    September 26, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  6. Joe

    McCain is a hot head. He will have every country wanting to destroy us.

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  7. Don't Think So

    Yikes! McCain just toasted Obama, LOL. Keep your head up Obama, don't let him get to you!!

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  8. Richie

    McCain is an idiot.

    Russia - Sarah Palin can see it from her house!!

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  9. changing times

    I don't think Obama has sounded weak at all tonight. He's holding strong on both fronts.

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  10. bnavoter

    mccain looks like such an angry and bitter old guy, sheesh...

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  11. Gayle

    McCain's losing it, in more ways than one.

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  12. mcbush all over again zzzzz

    oh mclying is lying BIG BIT TIME

    he is flip floping

    he is nuts

    he is boringgggggggggggg

    why waste our timeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    with the mcsame

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  13. Elisabeth O'Brien

    I am a European lady watching this debate, and I do not understand why Senator Mcain is so afraid of facing his opponent?????? What is wrong with this man????
    I think he is too old to run this country............it is like reading an old bad book!!!!! Scary!

    September 26, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
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