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 by Jonathan Singer:
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?

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?

Petraeus: No.

McCain: Or Sunnis or anybody else.
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?


Bob Symmes said...

It's clear that -- despite his overly Sunni outlook on Iraq, McSame doesn't know Shi'ite about anything.

CT Bob said...

Heh heh. Funny.

Except that McConfused will probably bomb Iowa instead of Iran. He's getting a bit dodgy in the ol' brain pan these days.

fuzzyturtle said...

mebbe Cindy said something that pissed him off *again* and he couldn't concentrate :

A true officer and gentleman, that McCain.