Wednesday, March 19, 2008

McCain confuses Shia and Sunni

No, McCain, the Iranians are primarily backing Shia groups in Iraq, because Iranians are predominantly Shia. Al-Qaeda is Sunni. If you want to be president, you should know this. But apparently, you don't:
Sen. John McCain, traveling in the Middle East to promote his foreign policy expertise, misidentified in remarks Tuesday which broad category of Iraqi extremists are allegedly receiving support from Iran.

He 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.

I'll have to look into this further, but it seems to blow any foreign policy credibility he has completely out of the water. It's frightening that he could make a mistake like this.

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