Senator McCain STILL doesn’t understand Islam or Middle East politics

After repeated mendacity about the (virtually nonexistent) relationship between Iran and al Qaeda, Senator McCain once again demonstrated his lack of foreign policy abilities today. During the course of the hearings with Ambassador Crocker and General Petraeus, he implied that al Qaeda is a Shia group, before lamely trying to recover with “or Sunnis or anybody else” as an appropriate label for the group.

ThinkProgress has the video.

His lack of knowledge of the political dynamics of a war we’re now five years (and 4,000 lives) into is embarrassing, especially considering he’s running on that as his main strength. I mean, even if he didn’t know it before, shouldn’t he, y’know, take the time to learn it now?? And if not, shouldn’t the press occasionally mention the fact that he appears to have no idea what he’s talking about?

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