Louie Gohmert: "It's time to bomb Iran"

Texas congressman guns for another Middle Eastern war

Published March 20, 2015 1:49PM (EDT)

Louie Gohmert                         (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Louie Gohmert (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Skeptics of the multilateral negotiations on Iran's nuclear program typically insist that they don't favor a war with the Islamic Republic; they simply don't like the deal the expect to emerge from the talks, and want a better one. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as much in his March 3 address before Congress, maintaining, "The alternative to a bad deal is not war. It is a much better deal."

Of course, the deal that's most likely to be struck -- bringing Iran's centrifuges down from 10,000 to 6,000 and subjecting the country's nuclear facilities to international inspections for at least 10 years -- is probably the best feasible deal, so it's hard to see any alternative other than war. So give credit to Texas GOP congressman Louie Gohmert, who came right out and admitted in a Wednesday interview that he thinks it's time to bomb.

"We need to encourage this administration to go take out Iran’s nuclear capability," Gohmert told the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins. "I don’t think we ought to put Israel in position of having to save both themselves and the United States. I think it’s time to bomb Iran — anything that resembles a nuclear facility."

In a spectacular bit of concern trolling, Gohmert suggested that the future of the Democratic Party depended on the U.S. launching yet another Middle Eastern war.

“I’m hoping and praying the president will realize, despite the agenda he has that has put Christians in jeopardy around the world, that he will not want to leave the Democratic Party so devastated that they won’t recover for many decades," he said. "That maybe he’ll start being more helpful to Israel instead of slapping them around as an unwelcomed visitor and start treating them like a friend. And maybe once he starts doing that he’ll realize we do need to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities that we know of and anything that they move to fix, we bomb that as well.”

Listen to Gohmert gun for war below, via Right Wing Watch:

(h/t TPM)

By Luke Brinker

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