One of several McCain mistakes or shown weaknesses. Another is he keep saying, Czechoslovakia. Apparently he either does not know or can't remember that Czechoslovakia no longer exists. It is now the Czech Republic and Slovakia ... two countries. The Czechs are both amused at his ignorance and also insulted that he does not know they exist as a country. I expect the Slovaks feel the same, though I have not had the opportunity to speak with anyone from Slovakia during my first week here.