"Colonel MacFarland was contacted by one of the major Sunni sheiks," said the Senator. "Because of the surge we were able to go out and protect that sheik and others. And it began the Anbar awakening."Unfortunately, the Sheik McCain is referencing was assassinated during the surge. In fact, you may remember me highlighting this picture under the headline "How to Get Yourself Killed (in Iraq):"
Poor McCain. That guy just cannot catch a break on his messaging. Every thing he says is instantly rebutted by history - often using his own words. What a drag.