Tuesday, August 12, 2008

O'Cain, McBama and Slavophobia

From the AP:
"Republican presidential candidate John McCain continued hammering Russia on Tuesday for its invasion of U.S.-allied Georgia, telling a cheering audience that he had spoken again with the tiny Caucasus country’s president to assure him of America’s moral support.

The longtime Arizona senator, who had adopted an increasingly tough line against Moscow well before the crisis in Georgia, told a town meeting in Pennsylvania that he had spoken with Mikhail Saakashvili, president of the former Soviet republic, to assure him that 'Today we are all Georgians.'"

McCain's propensity to patronize makes me want to puke.

What's worse is that both candidates yearning to be emperor are demanding an expansion NATO, including redoubling efforts to include Georgia in the alliance.

"NATO’s decision to withhold a Membership Action Plan for Georgia might have been viewed as a green light by Russia for its attacks on Georgia, and I urge the NATO allies to revisit the decision," McCain said.

Obama appeared to agree, saying, "I have consistently called for deepening relations between Georgia and trans-Atlantic institutions, including a Membership Action Plan for NATO, and we must continue to press for that deeper relationship."

Nations with sane elites typically enter into alliances to strengthen themselves. Exactly how is America strengthened by giving a war guarantee to a wack job like Saakashvili? As American forces and "allies" encircle the Russians we soothingly reassure Moscow that we have the best of intentions. Nevertheless one wonders what reaction would ensue if the Russians gave war guarantees to Mexico and began arming and training Mexican forces.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Darrell, could it be that Saakashvili is Jewish? Or one of his right-hand guys in his cabinet? My understanding is that not only is the US advising the Georgians, but the Israelis are too...this would go a long way toward understanding why on God's green earth the US has a dog in this fight. Seeing that BOTH the McCainiac and Obongo are in support of this makes me think that somehow AIPAC's backside is being kissed again during this latest foreign policy disaster...

3:05 PM  
Blogger Darrell said...

There are ministers in Georgia's government that are Jewish and who have praised the role of Israeli's in training Georgian troops
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1010187.html

I think the situation is complicated, but clearly there is a proxy war element to this madness.

7:51 PM  

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