O'Cain, McBama and Slavophobia
"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.