Old (and no) school

If your campaign platform is national security, you should be well-versed in the Sunni-Shia makeup in Iraq.

Apparently not.

John McCain, the Arizona senator and presumptive Republican presidential candidate, fumbled that Al Qaeda is a Sunni-dominated group, and Iran is a predominantly Shiite nation while in Amman, Jordan on Tuesday.

With the war entering its sixth year, I don’t want four more with McCain at the helm.

Two other interesting notes:

  • The Iraq war has lasted longer than the American civil war, World War I and World War II, but, obviously, not fought as intensely.
  • Twice as many Iraqi security forces have been killed in the war than American soldier casualties.

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