Monday, July 21, 2008

Mapping the Middle East with McCain

Matthew Yglesias of Atlantic Monthly has offered to tutor John McCain on Middle East geography.

Seems that earlier today McCain would not be goaded into calling the situation in Afghanistan "precarious and urgent," but allowed that there was "a lot of work to do." McCain then warned of a "very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border." Problem is, no such border exists (see above).

McCain, who last week said that he knows "how to win wars," might want to consult with a map before drawing up his war policy.


Zen said...

Is McCain having "moments" or is he proving himself to be less intelligent than many originally thought he was?

blackink said...

Probably a combination of both. But I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Gaffes are part of elections. But making too many of them is what loses them - unless you're George W. Bush.