Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Grounds for Disqualification for McCain?

posted by John Blanco @ 4:44 AM


John McCain has just gone on record stating that "The Surge" (tm) *caused* the Anbar Awakening.

This is notable for two reasons. First, the Anbar Awakening is part of the *real* reason security improved in Iraq. The people of Iraq (Sunni's specifically) got tired of al Qaeda blowing up their country. So, they took money from America to patrol the streets.

It's still in effect, even if sometimes they vow to break the deal.

But, second, on a question from Katie Couric about Obama's pointing out the AA has been the major component of this peace, John McCain said:

I don't know how you respond to something that is as -- such a false depiction of what actually happened. Colonel MacFarland was contacted by one of the major Sunni sheiks. Because of the surge we were able to go out and protect that sheik and others. And it began the Anbar awakening. I mean, that's just a matter of history.

He's dead wrong. Read the article for the timeline. It's not a sticking point, it's simply historical fact. And if his understanding of these extreeeeeeeeeeemely important events...that's just sickening to me.

It's gonna be a big, long day for John McCain.


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