Today on Good Morning America, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) refused to call the situation in Afghanistan “precarious and urgent,” but admitted that “We have a lot of work to do.” He warned of a “very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border.” Watch it:
Of course, Iraq is nowhere near Pakistan. In fact, Baghdad — the capital of Iraq — is over 1,500 miles from Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad:
Before McCain repeats his claim to “know how to win wars,” he should probably look at a map.
Pakistan does have border problems, however: with Afghanistan, where al Qaeda and the Taliban have reconstituted themselves. A Center for American Progress report recommends establishing an inter-Pashtun political dialogue across the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan as a way of addressing the increasing threats.