John McCain Gaffes Again

July 21, 2008 at 10:41 am | Posted in American politics | 1 Comment

says that there is tension in the border between Iraq and Pakistan.

Asked by Diane Sawyer whether the “the situation in Afghanistan in precarious and urgent,” McCain responded: “I think it’s serious. . . . It’s a serious situation, but there’s a lot of things we need to do. We have a lot of work to do and I’m afraid it’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border.”

Uh, Mr. McCain must be getting old. Here is a map of the region:

As you can see, Iraq does not border Pakistan. You have to go through Iran to get to Pakistan from Iraq. Now, granted, the question was about Afghanistan, and Mr. McCain was responding about Afghanistan, but com’on. This isn’t that hard.

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  1. Steve Benen highlights a number of McCain’s gaffes.


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