Tuesday, March 18, 2008

John McCain Is Stupid

I don't think I could take another administration that is this clueless:

He [John 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.

Speaking to reporters in Amman, the Jordanian capital, McCain said he and two Senate colleagues traveling with him continue to be concerned about Iranian operatives "taking al-Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back."

....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."
As Juan Cole has continually pointed out, American officials are totally clueless about the dynamics at work in Iraq and the larger middle east. Our policies are based on a bigoted notion that "all rag heads are alike".

Oh. And by the way. The death continues in Iraq with today's massive bombing and the marketplace that McCain declared "safe" awhile back was off limits to his visit because it's now dominated by the Mahdi Army, and considered dangerous. And just to be clear Mr. McCain, the Mahdi Army is Shiite.

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