Presidential campaign tip #375: When you’re trying to explain complicated foreign policy stuff to average Americans, you’re going to want to streamline your point a little bit. The best way to do this is by calling things something different from what they are. What sounds a lot like “lying” or “sounding like an idiot” is actually just a way of simplifying things so that even those dumbass voters can understand you!
Some other analysts do not object to Mr. McCain’s portraying the insurgency (or multiple insurgencies) in Iraq as that of Al Qaeda. They say he is using a “perfectly reasonable catchall phrase” that, although it may be out of place in an academic setting, is acceptable on the campaign trail, a place that “does not lend itself to long-winded explanations of what we really are facing,” said Kenneth M. Pollack, research director at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
So, basically, replace “Al Qaeda” with the name “Ken” and John McCain is the retarded guy from this episode of Frisky Dingo.