Lage im Irak zu kompliziert für John McCain

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Infomail des Vorsitzenden der Demokratischen Partei, Howard Dean, im Namen des DNC (Democratic National Committe) zu den jüngsten außenpolitischen Irrtümern von John McCain. Einmal mehr brachte McCain die Zusammenhänge Irak – Al Qaida – Iran durcheinander:

Dear Michael,

John McCain is so wrong on Iraq, he can’t even get the basic facts about the situation on the ground correct.

Today, as he was questioning Gen. David Petraeus, he again confused the difference between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

At least five times as a candidate
John McCain has stated that Iran (a Shiite nation) is supporting Al-Qaeda (a Sunni group) in Iraq.

This is not some minor mistake, but a significant gaffe [Fehltritt] .

He clearly does not understand the sensitive political dynamics in that region of the world.

What’s worse is that he’s done it at important times when you’d expect him to be at his best — he did it today in the Senate while questioning the commander of American forces in Iraq, and he did it on a recent trip to the Middle East.

If John McCain can’t remember such a simple fact at crucial times, how will he be able to do it as President?

We have to stop John McCain from taking control of the White House, and stop him from taking over George Bush’s war in Iraq. Can you write a letter to the editor of your local paper letting voters in your area know just how confused John McCain is?

https://www.democrats.org/gaffes

Once is misspeaking — five times is a dangerous lack of understanding. John McCain so badly misunderstands Iraq that he’s content to stay there for 100 years, something he’s said multiple times. He has also failed to explain how he would pay for a war that is now costing you and me $12 billion [Milliarden] each month — money we could be using to help our economy here at home.

John McCain wants us to believe that his decades of foreign policy experience make him the natural choice to lead our nation at war with terrorists.

We just can’t afford someone who just doesn’t understand Iraq — it’s too dangerous.

Thanks for your support.

Howard Dean

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Die Tatsachen werden keineswegs dadurch falsch, dass sie vom politischen Gegner stammen. McCain hat sich in Sachen Irak mehrfach schlecht informiert gezeigt.

Unlängst hatte er noch den Unsinn behauptet, Al Quaida werde im Iran aus gebildet :

Well, it’s common knowledge and has been reported in the media that Al Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran. That’s well known. And it’s unfortunate.

Dennoch pokert McCain insbesondere mit seiner vermeintlichen sicherheitspolitischen Expertise.

Diese Behauptung könnte ebenso schnell hinfällig werden wie Clintons Behauptung ihrer außenpolitischen Erfahrung insbesondere nach den Peinlichkeiten in Sachen Bosnienreise oder NAFTA.

— Schlesinger

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