Anbar Sheik Cited By McCain Was Assassinated Last Year
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.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Does John McCain know ANYTHING?
I mean really - this is the stuff he pretends he's an EXPERT on. Remember - he said himself he didn't know much about the economy.