Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Zapatero" is the 16th major foreign policy gaffe

The latest McCain gaffe (not knowing the Spanish Prime Minister) is number 16 on my list of recent foreign policy gaffes by McCain that I put together in this post "At the Feet of the Master"

We learned from McCain's campaign manager Charles Black that apparently Sarah Palin will:
" learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he'll be around at least that long"

I guess that means that Sarah Palin will learn:
to confuse the sunnis and shiites
that Iraq borders Pakistan
to mispronounce the name of the President of Georgia
that Czechoslovakia still exists
that Vladimir Putin is the President of Germany
that Somalia is the same as Sudan
to "misunderestimate" the number of US troops in Iraq
to not know the timing of the surge relative to the Anbar awakening
that McCain's "cap and trade" policy doesn't have a cap (even though it does)
that iraq (not afghanistan) was the first major war after 9/11
that iran supports al qaeda
to wish the death of foreign leaders (Castro)
to insult an important ally in Afghanistan by (France) by comparing her to an aging actress
to sing song songs about bombing other countries
to joke about killing people in other countries through cigarette exports


Lapsed Catholic said...

Wow, this is a great list! I'll have to steal this one.

Tarjei said...

Turns out though, it wasn't a gaffe at all. McCain simply won't commit to meeting the Spanish head of government.

lerxst said...


If you buy that response from the McCain campaign I have a bridge in Alaska I'd like to sell you.

Josh Marshall has been on top of the story from the beginning and thinks that the "its intentional" line is bunk.Check the link, he goes through the arguments and shows why this is an after the fact rationalization. Sorry, it was a gaffe!

They also denied the obvious f... up they made in the green background for McCain's RNC convention speech. For them, lying is second nature.

Tarjei said...

Humbly conceded...

Tarjei said...

Though, I got to say, it's unfathomable to me that they would use this defense. We'd have some fun with the mix-up, but this...? Just goes to show my complete lack of understanding of what moves the American back country, I guess.

John McBlame said...

" learn national security at the foot of the master" ... you have got to be kidding!!

At the RNC Sarah Palin sneered that "the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of "personal discovery" "

... I guess that soesn't apply to the Vice presidency!!