Fog of War Hawks

WTF? This is supposed to be our "strong on foreign policy" Republican candidate?

[McCain] said several times that Iran, a predominately Shiite country, was supplying the mostly Sunni militant group, al-Qaeda. In fact, officials have said they believe Iran is helping Shiite extremists in Iraq.

Speaking to reporters in Amman, the Jordanian capital, McCain said he and two Senate colleagues traveling with him continue to be concerned about Iranian operatives "taking al-Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back." [...]

A few moments later, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, standing just behind McCain, stepped forward and whispered in the presidential candidate's ear. McCain then said: "I'm sorry, the Iranians are training extremists, not al-Qaeda."

Oh, we have to elect this guy, if only for the humor value of having Lieberman stand next to him for all of his speeches and whisper corrections in his ear.

Crooks and Liars has the lowdown on Obama's reaction, and points out that this might be a good time for Hillary to publicly modify her opinion about McCain's "experience."

UPDATE: Lest you excuse this as McCain just misspeaking, his campaign is lying about it, which is clear from the transcript, and he's repeating the mistake. Maybe he just likes the scare-value of saying "al Qaeda" in a crowded theater.