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How Much Does John McCain Really Know About Foreign Policy? [MSM vs. Juan]
Slate ^ | 2008-07-23 | Fred Kaplan

Posted on 07/23/2008 6:10:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

After Barack Obama's opening day in Iraq this week, the New York Times headline read, "For Obama, a First Step Is Not a Misstep." The story, by Richard Oppel Jr. and Jeff Zeleny, noted, "Mr. Obama seemed to have navigated one of the riskiest parts of a weeklong international trip without a noticeable hitch."

That was the big nail-biter: Would Obama, the first-term senator and foreign-policy newbie, utter an irrevocably damaging gaffe? The nightmare scenarios were endless. Maybe he would refer to "the Iraq-Pakistan border," or call the Czech Republic "Czechoslovakia" (three times), or confuse Sunni with Shiite, or say that the U.S. troop surge preceded (and therefore caused) the Sunni Awakening in Anbar province.

But, of course, it was Obama's opponent, John McCain—the war hero and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee—who uttered these eyebrow-raisers. "Czechoslovakia" was clearly a gaffe, and understandable for anyone who was sentient during the Cold War years. What about the others, though? Were they gaffes—slips of the tongue, blips of momentary fatigue? Or did they reflect lazy thinking, conceptual confusion, a mind frame clouded by clichéd abstractions?

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; electionpresident; elections; foreignpolicy; leagueofdemocracies; mcbama; mccain; mccainforeignpolicy; mccainlist; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; propagandawingofdnc; slate
Well, we know full well how much Juan knows about dealing with Mexico.
1 posted on 07/23/2008 6:10:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 07/23/2008 6:10:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan)
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I suspect McCain knows much more about foreign policy than you do.


3 posted on 07/23/2008 6:11:52 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: rabscuttle385

How much does Fred Kaplan know about anything?

Of course Obama knows about foreign policy. Even his name sounds like the United Nations.


4 posted on 07/23/2008 6:16:37 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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Actually he knows a lot.


5 posted on 07/23/2008 6:18:11 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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Well, we know full well how much Juan knows about dealing with Mexico.

Another great post from a supporter of Obamination.

6 posted on 07/23/2008 6:23:46 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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“Mr. Experience” Obama knows as much as my two Dachshunds sitting next to me.McCain has forgotten more about foreign policy than Obambi will ever know.
7 posted on 07/23/2008 6:29:55 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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Well, at least McCain has enough faith in the American people that he doesn’t have to tell us or anybody else that:

“Israel would continue to be a friend to Israel under both an Obama and McCain administration?”


8 posted on 07/23/2008 6:37:47 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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Are your serious? Those gaffs by McCain involve trivia compared to the Obamanation’s utter lack of knowledge, which he has repeatedly shown this “tour.”


9 posted on 07/23/2008 7:29:34 PM PDT by piytar
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