Herman Cain on Iran: Would Tell Ahmadinejad to ‘Make my Day’

Christopher Goins | October 7, 2011 | 5:17pm EDT
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Republican presidential candidate businessman Herman Cain answers a question during a book signing Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

(CNSNews.com) – In discussing his foreign policy views, should he become president, GOP candidate Herman Cain said he would build up the Aegis Missile Defense system and tell the Iranian president to “Make my Day.”

Cain made his remarks at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

“I would make it a priority to upgrade all of our Aegis surface-to-air ballistic missile defense capabilities of all of our warships, all the way around the world," he said. "Make that a priority, and then say to Ahmadinejad, ‘Make my Day.’”

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the president of Iran.

The “make my day” phrase is in reference to the 1971 tough-cop movie starring Clint Eastwood who plays the policeman Harry Callahan. In a famous scene, just before he shoots the bad guy, Callahan urges the killer to try to grab a nearby gun, saying, “Go ahead, make my day.”

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