Tuesday, July 15, 2008

McCain needs to Czech his facts

Bad pun, I know, but here's the problem.

McCain has now referred to "Czechoslovakia" a total of six times, most recently in this quote:

"I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia.

Czechoslovakia broke up in 1993, becoming two separate countries - the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I remember watching the separation ceremony on television.

Should we be concerned that McCain keeps making mistakes like this? Coupled with his confusion about the difference between Sunni and Shia, among other things, this incident raises serious doubts about McCain's grip on foreign policy realities.