Wednesday, July 23, 2008

McCain Makes Another "Gaffe": He's Unqualified to be President!

Once again John McCain makes a "gaffe" on Iraq and the mainstream media covers up for him!

McCain Makes False Claim on Iraq Timeline

In an interview with CBS News' Katie Couric tonight, John McCain made the false assertion that the Surge brought about the so-called Anbar Awakening. Except, as MSNBC"s Keith Olbermann points out, the Surge was announced after the Awakening. Olbermann also explains that CBS News edited the gaffe out of the final interviewed that aired Tuesday night.

As Ilan Goldenberg points out on Huffington Post, this is not just another gaffe, like referring to a non-existent Iraq/Pakistan border, it is a major misunderstanding of Iraq:

"This is not controversial history. It is history that anyone trying out for Commander in Chief must understand when there are 150,000 American troops stationed in Iraq. It is an absolutely essential element to the story of the past two years. YOU CANNOT GET THIS WRONG. Moreover, what is most disturbing is that according to McCain's inaccurate version of history, military force came first and solved all of our problems. If that is the lesson he takes from the Anbar Awakening, I am afraid it is the lesson he will apply to every other crisis he faces including, for example, Iran.

This is just incredibly disturbing. I have no choice but to conclude that John McCain has simply no idea what is actually happened and happening in Iraq."


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