The liberals are all up-in-their-panties-which-are-bunched about the fact that John McCain doesnt understand who were fighting in Iraq.
(McCain) said several times that Iran, a predominately Shiite country, was supplying the mostly Sunni militant group, al-Qaeda. In fact, officials have said they believe Iran is helping Shiite extremists in Iraq. . . .
Pressed to elaborate, McCain said it was “common knowledge and has been reported in the media that al-Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran, thats well known. And its unfortunate.” A few moments later, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, standing just behind McCain, stepped forward and whispered in the presidential candidates ear. McCain then said: “Im sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not al-Qaeda.”
My emphasis, because: Whoa.
GIVE HIM A BREAK! Hes old. I dont expect my great-great-great grandfather to understand Biggie vs. Tupac, let alone some kind of complicated bearded-men-fighting-each-other situation.
Seriously, just because a man decides to run for president on the strength of his foreign policy expertise, all of a sudden hes automatically gotta be some kind of expert on foreign policy?
PS: I love, love, love that Joe Lieberman is the one who walked up to McCain, and whispered gently into his ear. . . his sweet breath carrying vital geopolitical truths thereupon.