McCain Confused Yet Again
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Courtesy of Think Progress:
During yesterday's hearing with Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) questioned Petraeus on what he called â€œthe major threatâ€ of al Qaeda in Iraq. Coming on the heels of his recent confusion over the nature of al Qaeda, McCain seemed to refer to al Qaeda as a â€œsect of Shiâ€™itesâ€:
MCCAIN: Do you still view al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat?
PETRAEUS: It is still a major threat, though it is certainly not as major a threat as it was say 15 months ago.
MCCAIN: Certainly not an obscure sect of the Shiâ€™ites overall?
MCCAIN: Or Sunnis or anybody else.