The Republican candidate for the US presidential election, John McCain, has attacked Barack Obama, after the Democratic front-runner said he would meet Iran’s leaders if elected to the White House in November.
“Senator Obama has declared and repeatedly reaffirmed his intention to meet the president of Iran without any preconditions, likening it to meetings between former American presidents and the leaders of the Soviet Union,” McCain told a meeting in Chicago. “Such a statement portrays the depth of Senator Obama’s inexperience and reckless judgement. These are very serious deficiencies for an American president to possess.”
But Obama hit straight back during campaigning in Montana, accusing the current administration of turning Iran into the biggest threat now facing the US.
“Iran is so much more powerful now than it was a few years ago because of the Bush-McCain policy of fighting an endless war in Iraq and refusing to pursue direct diplomacy with Iran. They’re the ones who have not dealt with Iran wisely,” he declared.
The Republican camp seems sure it will face Obama in November rather than Hillary Clinton.
However, she is showing no signs of throwing in the towel, as she campaigned ahead of today’s Kentucky primary.
“We are going to keep going, and we are going to keep fighting, and we are going to keep making our case because you can’t win the presidency without winning Kentucky,” she told a rally.