Hawkish US congressman, Duncan Hunter, must have been “on narcotics” when he called for a nuclear attack on Iran, a political analyst said.
“My analysis of what he has had to say - and I cannot go anywhere else -[is that] he is either on narcotics or he is hopelessly insane. There is no other possibility. He is a raving lunatic, ” Gordon Duff said on Thursday in an interview with a news agency. He said Hunter “is very divorced from reality” and belongs to the group of “very deranged people” like right - wing extremist John Bolton.
“It is hard to accept that people that really belong in custodial mental healthcare can reach positions of importance or end up on television in the US; but, frankly it is the case; there is nothing this individual said that does not indicate anything other than he is seriously deluded, ” said Duff.
In a December 4 interview with C-SPAN, US House Armed Services Committee member, Republican Duncan Hunter, warned Tehran with a military attack despite a recent nuclear agreement reached between the Islamic Republic and the six major world powers. Hunter said the potential military strike should not feature any “boots on ground” and the US should use its “tactical nuclear weapons” on Iranian targets. A week earlier, another Republican member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Michele Bachmann, said Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed.” Republican lawmakers have started an anti-Iran campaign to formally challenge President Barack Obama ovenr the nuclear agreement with Iran. House Republicans are considering several possible responses to the agreement. One option would be pressuring the Senate to consider new sanctions on Iran and the other would be adoption of a bill to formally express disapproval of the deal.