Petraeus contradicts Palin on Iraq

Oops. I guess Sarah Palin will have to retake her “My First Iraq 101” class the McCain campaign gave her this week. From Greg Sargent:

One of the McCain campaign’s chief assaults on Barack Obama is that McCain is insisting that the troops return only after “victory” in Iraq, while Obama refuses to use that word — a position the McCain forces describe as tantamount to wanting to lose.

But it turns out that none other than General Petraeus may now be refusing to use the word “victory,” too.

In an interview with the BBC, Petraeus said he didn’t know if he could promise “victory,” said he didn’t know if he would ever even use that word, and suggested that using it is irresponsible.

So Petraeus says that Palin has no idea what she’s talking about. During her convention speech, which was written by John McCain’s people. McCain must have approved the speech. So in fact, Petraeus is saying that John McCain has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to demanding we use the word “victory” in Iraq.

See, when you hire somebody for the second highest office in the land, and only vet their teleprompter one-liner skills, you’re bound to have a few blips along the way. Blips like not understanding Iraq. Little things like that. I’m sure McCain can update Palin’s teleprompter so that in the unfortunate event that she becomes president any time soon – McCain is 72 and has had 4 bouts of cancer – at least she can sound presidential even though she’s utterly unqualified to lead America in a time of war. Yet again, John McCain’s faltering judgment is aired for all to see.

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