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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:24 PM
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HuffPo: Anbar Sheik Cited By McCain Was Assassinated Last Year
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/23/anbar-shiek-ci...

The major Sunni sheik who John McCain said was protected by the surge and subsequently helped lead the Anbar Awakening, was actually assassinated by an al-Qaeda led group in midst of the surge.

On Tuesday evening, McCain falsely claimed that the downturn in violence in Iraq's Anbar province was a result of the surge, when in fact the surge began months afterward. Moreover, he said, if it weren't for the work of U.S. forces, the major Sunni figure leading that awakening wouldn't have had the protection he needed.

"Colonel MacFarland was contacted by one of the major Sunni sheiks," said the Senator. "Because of the surge we were able to go out and protect that sheik and others. And it began the Anbar awakening."

The Arizona Republican's campaign went further the next day, claiming that the major figures that turned around Anbar province would have been killed had the surge policy not been in place. "If Barack Obama had had his way, the Sheiks who started the Awakening would have been murdered at the hands of al Qaeda," said spokesman Tucker Bounds.



Please tell me again why the media drools over this idiot's forgeign policy expertise? He is a joke.

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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:26 PM
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1. lol.... holy shit. McCain is Seriously Stupid
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 06:36 PM by fascisthunter
and the people around him must be even more dumb.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:33 PM
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3. its unreal. and I constantly have to listen to the pundits claim
that he is a foreign policy genius.

Sunni/Shia
Iran/Pakistani border
Czechoslovakia

The freakin' list is endless.

Obama:
Right on Iraq
Right on Afghanistan
Right on Pakistan...

Yet OBAMA is the one the press all says needs a foreign policy VP. Ugh.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:37 PM
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4. This Guy Gets a Free Ride too
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 06:38 PM by fascisthunter
the media literally bends over backward to protect him, because he's so ... dumb.
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:27 PM
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2. It never ceases to amaze me that the spinners can turn reality COMPLETELY around
and claim it as truth.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:50 PM
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5. Oh Magoo, you've done it again.
Is there a single fact that hasn't screwed up???
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:41 PM
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7. his campaign should be dead by now if the media covered it properly
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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:16 PM
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6. McWar fantasizing in own mind
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