During General Petreaus’s testimony today, Sen. John McCain once again slipped up and seemed to refer to Al Qaeda in Iraq as Shiites. Take a listen and see what you think.
Now, here’s what Howard Dean has to say about it:
John McCain is so wrong on Iraq, he can’t even get the basic facts about the situation on the ground correct.
Today, as he was questioning Gen. David Petraeus, he again confused the difference between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
At least five times as a candidate John McCain has stated that Iran (a Shiite nation) is supporting Al-Qaeda (a Sunni group) in Iraq. This is not some minor mistake, but a significant gaffe. He clearly does not understand the sensitive political dynamics in that region of the world.
What’s worse is that he’s done it at important times when you’d expect him to be at his best — he did it today in the Senate while questioning the commander of American forces in Iraq, and he did it on a recent trip to the Middle East.
If John McCain can’t remember such a simple fact at crucial times, how will he be able to do it as President?
We have to stop John McCain from taking control of the White House, and stop him from taking over George Bush’s war in Iraq. Can you write a letter to the editor of your local paper letting voters in your area know just how confused John McCain is?
Once is misspeaking — five times is a dangerous lack of understanding. John McCain so badly misunderstands Iraq that he’s content to stay there for 100 years, something he’s said multiple times. He has also failed to explain how he would pay for a war that is now costing you and me $12 billion each month — money we could be using to help our economy here at home.
John McCain wants us to believe that his decades of foreign policy experience make him the natural choice to lead our nation at war with terrorists.
We just can’t afford someone who just doesn’t understand Iraq — it’s too dangerous.
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The slip up is something of a concern, but, as usual, nothing like my concern for Howlin’ Howard’s foolishness. Here’s Hot Air’s take.
And Rick Moran makes some interesting points about Iraq, too.