…like the fact that Czechoslovakia doesn’t exist anymore. At a press conference yesterday, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain referenced Czechoslovakia, apparently forgetting that Czechoslovakia split into two countries more than 15 years ago:
“I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia.”
Now sure, it could be an honest error on McCain’s part, except for the fact that he’s referenced Czechoslovakia more than once during the campaign. Back in October 2007, McCain also referenced Czechoslovakia during a Republican Presidential debate:
“The first thing I would do is make sure that we have a missile defense system in place in Czechoslovakia and Poland, and I don’t care what his objections are to it.”
Again, these could be just honest mistakes on the part of John McCain, but am I the only one bothered that a candidate who’s made such a big deal of touting his foreign policy expertise while attacking his opponent’s lack of similar experience can’t seem to remember that Czechoslovakia hasn’t been a nation in over 15 years? After all, it’s not like the nation split apart just yesterday; it hasn’t been a nation since the Clinton administration!