A recent CNN blurbÂ seems to have caught another one of John McCain’s senior moments.
â€œAnd I regret some of the recent behavior Russia that has exhibited, and Iâ€™ll be glad to talk about that later on including reduction in oil supplies to Czechoslovakia after they agreed with us on a missile defense system, etcetera,â€
Not surprisingly this quoteÂ comes from yet another speechÂ byÂ McCain in which he attempts to convince hapless townsfolk he’sÂ the better candidate on foreign policy.Â To demonstrate his acumenÂ the 71 year-old refers to Czechoslovakia, the name ofÂ a country that ceased to exist in 1993. Not only once, but twice did McCain confuse Czechoslovakia with the current states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Â The firstÂ incident took place on Monday, and was followed by a corrective statement from the campaign, only to be repeated Tuesday atÂ a town hall meeting (excerpt above). Sunni and Shia, Iran and al Qaeda, and now this. If the Senator doesn’t even know these basics how can he be expected to handle theÂ infinitely more complex challenges he would encounter as commander-and-chief?
Originally,Â McCain had wanted to call it Greater Bohemia with Moravia and Czech Silesia, Dominions of her Excellency EmpressÂ Maria TheresaÂ of the Hapsburgs, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Hungary, Bohemia, Croatia and Slavonia, Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. After ranting about the danger posed by theÂ Romanov Muscovites McCain switched to the dangers of encouraging Ottoman forays into the Crimea, theÂ ominous return of this “Napoleon character,” and the potential benefits of encouraging the Dole corporation’s adventure in the Sandwich Islands.