When 2 + 2 = 7
John McCain pointed out today that the Egyptian uprising was a repudiation of Al-Qaeda.
Really? Based on what?
This is the same country where 85% of of the population believe that Islam has a positive role in politics and where 20% of the population supports suicide bombing.
CBS News reported:
Arizona Sen. John McCain predicted on Sunday that the recent governmental overthrow in Egypt would likely spur similar movements throughout the world, and warned foreign leaders in countries like China and Russia that they might be “a little less secure” of their power in light of recent events.
“I don’t think this is confined to the Middle East, just as we believe that human rights are universal,” said McCain, in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
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“These winds of change that are blowing, I think I would be a little less cocky in the Kremlin with my KGB cronies today if I were [Russian Prime Minister] Vladimir Putin,” he warned. “I would be a little less secure in the seaside resort that [Chinese] President Hu and a few men who govern and decide the fate of 1.3 billion people.”
…The Arizona Republican called the Egyptian revolution a “repudiation of al Qaeda,” and praised the peaceful nature of the protests demanding Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.
“The Egyptians helped us in the fight against al Qaeda,” he said. “This revolution is a direct repudiation of al Qaeda, who believe that the only way you bring about change is through violence.”
Just wondering… Is John McCain getting his talking points today from his daughter?