Note to McCain: Czechoslovakia doesnâ€™t exist anymore
15 July, 2008
Look, I know this was just another verbal slip. McCain has been incompetent about foreign affairs for quite a while, and in the grand scheme of things, itâ€™s relatively inconsequential that he keeps referencing a country that ceased to be in 1993. Heâ€™s said far worse.
But the raison dâ€™etre of John McCainâ€™s entire presidential campaign is the notion that heâ€™s an expert on foreign policy, thanks to his decades of experience as a Washington insider. When the foreign policy expert keeps referencing a non-existent country, itâ€™s not unreasonable to mention that maybe his expertise isnâ€™t quite as impressive as his campaign and the political media establishment would like us to believe.