McCain doesn't know who Iraq borders?

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  1. CharlestonChad
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    ABC News: Obama Gets Benefits, Not Blame, of Troop Surge

    And it was McCain who owns the first big gaffe of the trip -- appearing to confuse Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Asked by ABC's Diane Sawyer Monday morning whether the "the situation in Afghanistan in precarious and urgent," McCain responded:

    "I think it's serious. . . . It's a serious situation, but there's a lot of things we need to do. We have a lot of work to do and I'm afraid it's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border," said McCain, R-Ariz., said on "Good Morning America."

    Iraq and Pakistan do not share a border. Afghanistan and Pakistan do.
     
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    FOX NEWS will just laugh it off as a "Senior Moment"
     
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    We can play this game, I notice all the gaffes made by Obama have all been laughed off by the press. He has made some real big ones too.
     
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    I think it is silly to fault either of them, for what are clearly just mis statements. If you had to talk as much as they do, you would make some pretty bad gaffes to I suspect.
     
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    Not knowing where Pakistan is and not knowing the difference between Shi'a and Sunni are more than gaffes. They go to the heart of our mideast policy. McCain has shown that he has almost no understanding of who is on what side there. That's dangerous.
     
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    I wouldn't go that far. But I would say McCain is far inferior to Obama on foreign policy and possibility his lack of understanding of the region may be a factor.
     
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    Always the partisan.
     
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    You think it's ok for McCain not to understand the significance of these issues?

    I'd say THAT'S partisan.
     
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    This guy has some real serious issues, and the other side is resorting to slanderous attacks like, "obama won't sollute the flag". What a joke.

    Unfortunately, dumb voters give McCain a pass for being unqualified and they swallow the patriotic crap hook line and sinker. I can't wait to see what Charley has to say.
     
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    You are truly being fair here. Sweet.
     

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