Another Uninformed Foreign Policy Statement…
In a press conference yesterday, John McCain seemed to have another senior moment when he stated that he was concerned about Russia’s recent actions towards Czechoslovakia. It seems that Mr. McCain forgot that there is no longer a Czechoslovakia and hasn’t been for over 15 years now.
Today’s misspeak marks the fifth time on record he has incorrectly spoke about Czechoslovakia. This along with his several comments about Iran training Al Queda show just how out of touch John McCain is when it comes to foreign policy.
Press Availability, July 14th, 2008
“I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia. Apparently that is in reaction to the Czech’s agreement with us concerning missile defense, and again some of the Russian now announcement they are now retargeting new targets, something they abandoned at the end of the Cold War, is also a concern.”
WABC Radio “Imus in the Morning, April 2nd, 2008
“I Would Work Closely With Czechoslovakia and Poland on European Missile Shield.”
Fox Republican Primary Debate, October 21st, 2007
“The first thing I would do is make sure that we have a missile defense system in place in
Czechoslovakia and Poland, and I don’t care what his objections are to it.”
IRI Dinner, 1999
At IRI Dinner, McCain “Twice Thanked the Ambassador From ‘Czechoslovakia’ For His Efforts.”
(There was no Ambassador of Czechoslovakia in 1999)
McCain suggested NATO be expanded to include Czechoslovakia.