During today’s Iraq hearings Senator Kennedy made a little oops. He mixed up Sunni and Shia. Remember when McCain did that during his little trip to Israel a few weeks ago. My left-wing friends were practically orgasmic with delight as they bashed McCain. So you folks going to go after Teddy now?
Does Ted Kennedy Know Anything about Iraq?By Michael Goldfarb
But we’re over in Iraq to take on al Qaeda and here we’ve got the Maliki government moving in to battle inter-sectarian violence that’s taking place which many believe can enhance the possibilities of civil war.
From that quote it is not entirely clear that Kennedy does understand the difference between inter- and intra-sectarian violence–or that the situation in Basra is not at all likely to lead to an inter-sectarian civil war, but is in fact likely to lessen the possibility of such an outcome. But how about we give Teddy the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s not a complete moron but just misspoke. Do we think maybe the left would give McCain the same courtesy, especially since McCain, at least, corrected himself immediately afterward?