McCain just said that Venezuela was in the Middle East

This, two weeks after he said that Spain was in Latin America. Here’s the video (below) from McCain’s economic forum that just took place today – Ben Smith has the transcript:

McCain, talking about energy policy, stresses the importance of “ensuring that America is secure, and not dependent on oil from people like Hugo Chavez or other parts of the Middle East which is, we know, could be destabilized under certain sets of circumstances.”

Hugo Chavez is the leader of Venezuela, a country located in South America. Read more about McCain thinking Spain was in Latin America here and here.

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