TAPPER: @SenJohnMcCain what would u say were u president? how much of a concern wd it be that "the west" supporting protestors cd be demonized? Thx
MCCAIN: @jaketapper we heard that during the Cold War when the left didn't want us criticizing the Soviet Union b/c we could have been "demonized"
TAPPER: @SenJohnMcCain i had a feeling the memory of jailed russian dissidents hearing Reagan speak about them wd be something u were thinking about
MCCAIN: @jaketapper USA always stands for freedom and democracy!!
TAPPER: @SenJohnMcCain WH says it needs to focus on Iran's nuke program/support for terror, must deal w Iran we have not 1 we wish we had. response? TAPPER: @senjohnmccain to translate from twitterese: WH says "We have to deal with the Iran we HAVE, not the one we WISH we had" MCCAIN: @jaketapper that's revisiting the cold war arguments on how we dealt with the Soviet Union
MCCAIN: @jaketapper - we must stand strong for democracy in Iran as we stood for Democracy in Poland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia
TAPPER: @senjohnmccain So if President Obama called u and asked your advice what would u tell him?
MCCAIN: @jaketapper speak up for these young Iranians who deserve a free and fair election.
TAPPER: @senjohnmccain Possible that would hurt w/efforts to bring Iran to negotiating table re: eliminating nuke weapon program?
MCCAIN: @jaketapper again, same old argument by the left during the Cold War - we've seen this movie before.
TAPPER: @senjohnmccain so bottom line, u think a stronger rhetorical show of support from PresObama -- would that include a call for new election?
MCCAIN: @jaketapper Absolutely!! Funny, how history repeats itself...
TAPPER: @senjohnmccain Any prediction for what happens in Iran? Mousavi asked his followers to stand down from today demonstration,fearing violence. MCCAIN: @jaketapper no prediction, but if we are steadfast eventually the Iranian people will prevail. But this regime has tight control.
TAPPER: @senjohnmccain How do you think Ahmadinejad/Khamanei see the response from the WH so far?
TAPPER: @senjohnmccain FYI @Change_for_Iran bills self as Iranian student + sends this pic http://bit.ly/z5nNH "Ashora platoon" 5 killed by this man
MCCAIN: @jaketapper Iranian resistance tweets to help spread the message against violence and the corrupt election
TAPPER: @senjohnmccain What say u on North Korea? PrezObama meets w South Korean President today
MCCAIN: @jaketapper this is a half measure - those ships should be stopped and searched...if there is probable cause