The Mythical Iran-AQI Connection

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Maybe John McCain gets his foreign policy briefings from CNN, or maybe it’s vice versa. In any event, CNN’s Kyra Phillips was interviewing Gen. David Petraeus today and repeated McCain’s gaffe from yesterday, touting a connection between Iran and al Qaeda in Iraq. Later in the interview, Petraeus gently corrected her, noting that Syria is typically the path for weapons and fighters for AQI:

(Thanks to TPM Reader JS for the tip.)

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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