Just Another Gaffe? McCain Gets His Facts on Iraq Wrong Again?

It seems like the gaffes keep getting bigger. In an interview on CBS John McCain again proved that he really isn’t in top shape when it comes to the area that is supposed to be his strength, foreign policy. More than a simple misspeak, McCain stated that the Anbar / Sunni Awakening in Iraq came as a result of the surge. In fact however, the “Awakening” began in September, 2006 according to Col. Sean McFarland (writing in the Military Review March-April 2008). The military surge didn’t begin until January 10th 2008.

Some of you might have missed this gaffe because it was edited out of the CBS interview as you will see in the video below. However, it was picked up on by CNN where John McCain’s camp was able to attempt to respond.


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