In a candid interview late last week U.S. Presidential candidate John McCain admitted that if he is elected in November he will attack the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with nuclear weapons.
His remarks have angered some liberals who view this as nothing but a personal vendetta against a country that held him as a prisoner of war some 40 years ago. McCain scoffed at the idea that this was personal. "Yes, those commie bastards should pay for what they did to me but that's all in the past, I really just want to finish what Johnson started in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964".
President Bush was asked his opinion on McCain's comments during a routine press conference this morning. "John is a good man, if he thinks we outta nuke Cambodia I trust his judgment." The story has even sparked some questions from conservatives that feel McCain may still be hiding some anger management issues.
Vietnamese officials dismissed the comments as political rhetoric and insisted that McCain would still be welcome in Hanoi. They also added that even if this were true they still have an extensive tunnel system to hide in if the bombing starts again.
China, a long time benefactor of Vietnam was uncharacteristically quiet on the issue. One Chinese official commented off the record "if this happens I am glad it will be in 2009 because radioactive fallout would be a disaster for the Beijing Olympic Games".