McCain Gets History Of The Surge Wrong


During a CBS interview on Tuesday, John McCain made a stone cold error on a subject about which he claims expert knowledge: the “surge” strategy in Iraq. In an interview with anchor Katie Couric, the Arizona Republican said, inaccurately, that the surge strategy was responsible for the much-touted “Anbar Awakening,” in which Sunni sheiks turned against Al Qaeda, helping in turn to reduce violence in the country.

In fact, the Anbar Awakening came long before the surge. When talking about a lack of foreign policy understanding, maybe he should look in the mirror rather than point fingers at his opponent?