The liberals are all up-in-their-panties-which-are-bunched about the fact that John McCain doesn’t understand who we’re 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, that’s well known. And it’s unfortunate.” A few moments later, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, standing just behind McCain, stepped forward and whispered in the presidential candidate’s ear. McCain then said: “I’m sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not al-Qaeda.”

My emphasis, because: Whoa.

GIVE HIM A BREAK! He’s old. I don’t 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 he’s 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.