Obama’s statement put him in line with the White House, the European Union, NATO, and a series of European powers, while McCain’s initial statement—which he delivered in Iowa and ran on a blog on his Web site under the title “McCain Statement on Russian Invasion of Georgia,”—put him more closely in line with the moral clarity and American exceptionalism projected by President Bush’s first term.
A McCain advisor suggested Obama’s statement constituted appeasement, while Obama’s camp suggested that McCain was being needlessly belligerent and dangerously quick to judge a complicated situation.
So, voting for McCain gets you a reinvigoration of President Bush's disastrous first term - the term where he threw all, not just most, caution to the wind. As Glenn Greenwald argued in Tragic Legacy, it this binary, Manichean world view that led to so many of Bush's failures.
Also of note is the fact that we once again have McCain calling the Bush Administration weak appeasers, since the Obama response is in line with the White House. So remember, as Pat Buchanan says, if you want a President that makes the Bush Administration look like Gandhi, vote for John McCain.