Last month brought a major bombshell in the race against John McCain; the presumptive GOP presidential nominee all but admitted that he didn't understand the difference between Shiite and Sunni groups, suggesting that Al Qaeda in Iraq was a Shi'ite organization affiliated with Iran (when in fact it is a Sunni group that fights against Shiites within Iraq). Now, in the nationally televised and widely broadcast Senate hearings on Iraq, McCain again made the same mistake. Take a look:
Here's a rush transcript:John McCain: Do you still view al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat?If John McCain still doesn't understand that Al Qaeda is a Sunni group largely opposed to Shiites (as well as Americans and others) -- not a Shiite group aligned with Iran -- does he really have the national security acumen and understanding to be commander-in-chief?
David Petraeus: It is still a major threat, though it is certainly not as major a threat as it was say 15 months ago.
McCain: Certainly not an obscure sect of the Shi'ites overall?
McCain: Or Sunnis or anybody else.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
McCain Still Doesn't Understand that Al Qaeda Isn't Shi'a
Jesus! How is it possible that something like 40% of Americans currently want this dummy to be our President? We need to get the word out on McCain. From MyDD.com by Jonathan Singer:
Posted by CT Bob at 4/09/2008 07:09:00 AM