Liveblogging McCain on Georgia
I know he needs to throw every long ball in order to have a chance, but my god. This is a man hankering to start another war - to have that "moral clarity" that the first Bush Term enjoyed.
(Also,/ interesting how CNN tries to make McCain more interesting by including war footage in 3/4 of the screen, huh? Ha!)
He's making the 1939 analogy, that "we have learned the lessons of what happens when we allow nations to start annexing parts of other nations." That's Hitler, baby. Prime Hitler. Godwin's Law be damned.
"We learned at great cost the price of allowing aggression against free nations to go unchecked. With our allies we must stand with united purpose to withdraw it's troops from Georgia." This is exactly the sort of thing we said in the run up to the Iraq War. It's dangerous talk from a hotheaded man. I don't want a President that might get us into a war with Russia. This, once again, is against our strategic interests.
Finally, in what sense are we "all Georgian's today?" That's the language of 9/11, a sacred day. It's not his place to assign 9/11's emotions to this remote crisis that Georgia started. If Obama had deigned to speak for all Americans in a matter of foreign policy, do you think it might have been judged differently? Presumptuous, maybe?