Just in case I was wondering if I should have voted for Obama in the last two elections, John McCain has spoken up and removed all doubt that I made the correct decision. Using Twitter as a medium for his bottomless ignorance and complete lack of diplomacy, he calls Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a “monkey”… ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? This man was going to lead the largest and most influential free nation on the planet, a nation that has been engaged in very tenuous diplomatic relations with Iran for the better part of a decade, and he has to make an incredibly disrespectful comment about the president of Iran and then try to play it off as a joke.
I implore you to read the full article and analysis from Ars Technica. Even if McCain was not a major political figure in the his comments would be completely unacceptable. In 2013 I would like to believe that we are past calling other cultures by racist nicknames, and other derogatory terms… Please put your thoughts in the comments.
(via Ars Technica)