Jewish Republicans: McCain is the man on Iran

On the same day that John McCain was getting cheered and booed by some Conservative activists at the CPAC convention, Jewish Republicans were jumping on board the Straight Talk Express.

Here’s a statement released yesterday from the Republican Jewish Coalition:

RJC: McCain Draws Clear Contrasts on Iran

Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2008) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) applauded the words of Sen. John McCain’s speech before CPAC today:

[Neither Democrat will] 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. I intend to defeat that threat by staying on offense and by marshaling every relevant agency of our government, and our allies, in the urgent necessity of defending the values, virtues and security of free people against those who despise all that is good about us.

“We are thrilled to hear Senator McCain so clearly contrast his position on Iran – Israel’s vitriolic enemy – with that of Senator Clinton and Senator Obama. Senator McCain recognizes the only way to defeat this evil is with resolve and not lip-service,” said RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks. “For 25 years, Senator McCain has been a tireless advocate for a strong and secure United States and Israel. Senator McCain understands the threat hostile regimes like Iran pose; Senator Clinton and Senator Obama do not.”

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