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Thursday, September 18, 2008

McCain gets Alzheimer’s, I mean Confused. Again.

In light of the recent financial market crisis and $800 Billion of taxpayer money that the Bush Administration has transferred to Big Corporations to bail them out of making stupid, greedy decisions in an unregulated economy (breath) John McCain said that if he were president he would fire SEC Chairman Chris Cox for his “betrayal of trust.” There’s only one problem. The president cannot fire the chair of an independent regulatory commission. Having been part of the Washington Establishment for the last 25 years one would think that McCain would know this.

But one would also expect McCain to know the difference between Sunnis, Shi’ites, and al Qaeda. He doesn’t:

McCain Confuses Shiites And Sunnis on Tue Mar 18 2008.

McCain Confuses Iran/al Qaeda Link In Speech Marking 5th Anniversary of Iraqi Invasion on Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

McCain blunders on Iraq again: Confuses Iraqi cleric with Prime Minister on ceasefire deal -Sunday April 6, 2008

McCain Confuses al Qaeda in Iraq with Shi’ites. AGAIN on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008.

Voters would also think that McCain would know who Gen. David Petraeus was and what his role was. Not so. Speaking Monday at the April 2008 annual meeting of the Associated Press, McCain was asked if elected would he shift combat troops from Iraq to Afghanistan to intensify the search for Osama bin Laden.

“I would not do that unless Gen. Petraeus said that he felt that the situation called for that,” McCain said, referring to the top U.S. commander in Iraq.

Petraeus, however, made clear in testimony before four congressional committees, including the Senate Armed Services Committee on which McCain is the ranking Republican, that he has nothing to do with the decision. Petraeus said the decision about whether troops could be shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan was not his responsibility because his portfolio is limited to the multi-national force in Iraq.

Well maybe McCain knows the difference between Sudan and Somalia? Nope.
John McCain misspoke and confused his African countries while talking to reporters June 30, 2008 on the Straight Talk Express today. This time, he was bailed out not by Joe Lieberman, but by his close aide Mark Salter. “How can we bring pressure on the government of Somalia?” McCain asked, which prompted Mark Salter to correct him. “Sudan,” Salter said. “Sudan,” McCain repeated.

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