Obama Spokesman Jabs McCain on Al Qaeda-Iran Gaffe

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By now you’re sick of hearing about John McCain’s gaffe in Jordan—although definitely worth the attention, I’d argue—but this quote from the Obama campaign is worth passing along. From campaign spokesman, Bill Burton: “We wish the McCain campaign well as they try to figure out the difference between Iran and Al Qaeda.” That’s pretty funny right? Only it’s not so much funny as it is scary that a man, who may very well not have more of a clue than our current commander in chief, might one day replace him. So, definitely not funny ha-ha.

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