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McCain forgets that Czechoslovakia isn’t a country… again.

By Matt Corley on July 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm

"McCain forgets that Czechoslovakia isn’t a country… again."

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During a press availability today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that he’s been concerned by “a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several day,” including “reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia.” But, as TPM’s Greg Sargent points out, Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed in 15 years. This isn’t the first time McCain has made this mistake. At a debate in Oct. 2007, McCain said that America needs to “have a missile defense system in place in Czechoslovakia and Poland.”

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Sargent notes that McCain also made the Czechoslovakia mix up about three months ago on Don Imus’s radio show.

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