McCain’s Iraq: self-delusion or a campaign strategy?

 In Election 2008, Iraq, McCain, Stupid Things People Say

On Sunday the kind folks at caught Sen. McCain repeating the exact same mistake he made last week, when he insisted that Muqtada al-Sadr called for the recent ceasefire in Iraq, when it was in fact the US-backed government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki who raised the white flag. You can see the video here:

When he screwed up the first time, it looked like a mistake. But when he does it again, I find it hard to believe the McCain campaign is really this clueless. Could it be that the McCain campaign feels it needs to make the US occupation look like a success in order to win?

Or maybe he really is just clueless. Just a few weeks ago, McCain was corrected on-air after he mistakenly accused Iran of training al-Qaeda operatives and shipping them to Iraq. 

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