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March 5th, 2012
09:01 AM ET

Sen. Mccain says 'Putin's days are numbered,' President Obama needs to define 'red lines' for Iran

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks on a wide variety of topic, including Vladimir Putin's election win in Russia, President Obama's handling of the situation with Iran and previews

On Iran:
Sen. McCain says "I'd like the President to say 'here are the red lines.' If Iranians cross those red lines, action will be taken." He adds: "If there was a country in our hemisphere dedicated to our destruction, I don't think we'd rely on another country for our security."

On Putin's election win in Russia:
McCain says "Putin's days are numbered" and the protests in the country indicate that the middle class in Russia won't accept the election results.

On GOP race for President:
McCain responds to RNC chair Reince Priebus's claim that a long, drawn-out primary is good for the party. McCain say it's not the length, but the tenor of the race that he has a problem with.

On the controversial HBO movie "Game Change" about McCain and Sarah Palin's 2008 campaign:
McCain says he won't be watching it. "It's a great piece for re-election for President Obama...I have better use of my time."

McCain: Obama needs 'red lines' for Iran

McCain: "Putin's days are numbered"

McCain: 2012 race tenor is the problem

McCain won't watch 'Game Change'

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  1. Joey Rivera

    Senator McCain needs to do his job as Senator of Arizona and stop volunteering us in sticking our noses where it does not belong. We have enough wars that we cannot pay for as it is, we don't need to add another to the list. This is for the Arab League of Nations to figure out not America's.

    March 6, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ken McBride

    McCain is a hypocrite, he applauds a supposed “Russian Spring” of democracy in Russia, but he and his neoconservative Republicans have created a criminal and corrupt corporate state masquerading as a democracy in the U.S. with their agenda of privatization-deregulation of markets-elimination of social services-tax cuts for the wealthy, tax cuts and subsidies for corporations, economic destruction and dislocation of industrial exportation resulting in gross income inequality and the downward spiral of the working middle class. Republicans, their Tea Party cronies, Fox News, and 24/7 hate speech radio are simply motivated by “Hatred” for anyone who is different or differs with them!
    OWS represents an American Spring seeking democracy in the U.S.!

    March 5, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse | Reply

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