John McCain actually had the nerve to say that we're all supposed to respect the sovereignty and independence of nations. Except of course if they're in the middle east or vital to our national security. (That will always be the out for war hawks.) I think he forgot that part. I know, you're all waiting for McCain's Media to bring up Iraq, right? I mean McCain said it's a terrible thing to not respect other nations independence. Am I missing something? Will the press pool that covers McCain vociferously question McCain on these statements?
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From the Cafferty File:
"In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations."
So says John McCain, as part of his tough talk about Russia's attacks on Georgia. In calling for Russia to get out, McCain says he doesn't think we'll reignite the Cold War, but that you can't justify the "extent and degree" of Russia's intervention in Georgia. The presumptive Republican nominee insists that we need to make sure that in the 21st century, we all have respect for the sovereignty and independence of nations.
Say what? The United States invaded the sovereign nation of Iraq more than 5 years ago. And you, Senator McCain, were all for the idea. You voted for the war, remember? At the time, McCain insisted that the U.S. needed to act before Saddam Hussein could develop more advanced weapons. And since then, McCain has remained steadfast in his support of arguably the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of this country. At one point, McCain said U-S troops could remain in Iraq, a sovereign nation, for 100 years.
A cold war is exactly what the neocons want. This whole Georgia/Russia situation seemed to be finely manipulated for McCain's benefit. These types of situations are perfect for Stepford Republicans. They don't bother trying to look at the facts or determine how this situation actually began. It's easy. Russia is bad, Mkay? Has the press adequately reported the chain of events that resulted in Russian tanks busing around Georgia? There are dips of information coming in.