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Rep. Louie Gohmert Calls For U.S. To Bomb Iran (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called for the preemptive bombing of Iran yesterday on the Family Research Council's (FRC) Christian radio show "Washington Watch."

According to Right Wing Watch, Rep. Gohmert told FRC head Tony Perkins (video below):

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I don't think that we ought to put Israel in the 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 with centrifuges, it's time to bomb.

And we need to make clear to Iran: You can play these silly games with our president that buys into them and our secretary of state, but the American people aren’t buying it and you’re going to pay a price.

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A recent CNN/ORC poll shows that 68 percent of Americans support President Obama's diplomatic negotiations with Iran.

Gohmert added that Obama should be "more helpful to Israel instead of slapping them around as an unwelcomed visitor and start treating them like a friend."

However, Colin H. Kahl, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, wrote on ForeignPolicy.com: "The Obama administration has increased security assistance to Israel every single year since the president took office, providing nearly $10 billion in aid — covering roughly a fifth of Israel’s defense budget — over the past three years."

Sources: ForeignPolicy.com, RightWingWatch.org, CNN / Image Credit: United States House of Representatives