August 11, 2008
McCain's Georgia speech was out of cite (updated)
The Political Insider let us in on a little secret today: U.S. Senator and GOP presidential hopeful John McCain gave a speech on the rather anxious situation in the Caucasus region, and parts of the speech bore an uncanny resemblance to Wikipedia's article on Georgia.
But I'm sure it's okay, because I heard that Deval Patrick gave him permission. ;-)
In all seriousness, let us all pray (whatever that means for each) for an end to the violence in S. Ossetia and Georgia. And in Darfur. And in Iraq and Afghanistan, and France and Spain and India and Pakistan and right here in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
UPDATE: Welcome, readers from Houses of Parliament, UK; and from SovIntel, Moscow, and other locations in Russia.
Political News | By joe lance | 3:37 PM
While hysterically funny, it's not all that surprising. Does McCain even have a foreign policy adviser this week?
Posted by: davidm. at August 11, 2008 10:10 PM
If McCains really champions change, what new angle has he brought in handling the crisis in Georgia? All we hear is cold war rhetoric that is out of step, outmoded and outdated.
For making real change McCain needs to listen to
people who have their ears on the ground. Try UK
Honorary Counsel to Abkhazia for a start.
When Secretary Condoleezza Rice declares it is not 1968, observers can't agree more because the then US administrations was not living in fantasy and self-deceit.
According to Zbigniew Brzezinski, the elder statesman:
The United States, particularly, shoulders the major burden of mobilizing an collective international response. This invasion of Georgia by Russia is a very sad commentary on eight years of self-delusion in the White House regarding Putin and his regime. Two memorable comments stand out. First, when Bush first met Putin and said he looked into his soul and could trust him. Second, not long ago, Condi Rice claimed that American relations with Russia have never been better in history!
Posted by: Jim at August 13, 2008 6:12 PM