McCain appears to call Petraeus chairman of the joint chiefs – but he isn’t




Another seeming gaffe from John McCain on, yet again, his signature issue. It’s all just getting a bit creepy at this point.

MCCAIN: I believe that, when he said that we had to leave Iraq, and we had to be out by last March, and we had to have a date certain, that was in contravention to — and still is — the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General David Petraeus.

When he never asked to sit down for a briefing with General Petraeus, our commander on the ground, when he waited 900 days to go back again, where young American lives are on the line, I think that’s a fundamental lack of understanding. And I think the American people will make the appropriate choice.


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