Confused on Sadr

Think Progress notes yet another instance of John McCain’s fuzzy thinking on Iraq. In an April 1 CNN interview, McCain says “I said he was still major player and his influence is going to have to be reduced and gradually eliminated” thus establishing the prescience for which he’s well known. But in mid-march he told CNN that “His [Sadr’s] influence has been on the wane for a long time.” Basically, McCain has no idea. Because this is what when you’re getting briefed by campaign staff you hired away from the know-nothings at the Project for a New American Century. Someday we may look back with nostalgia on the Steven Hadley Era.