Tuesday, August 12, 2008

McCain, not Obama, was right about Georgia :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Steve Huntley

McCain, not Obama, was right about Georgia :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Steve Huntley: "One who was up to speed on Georgia and the menace it faced from Russia was veteran Sen. John McCain. He had visited the Caucasian nation three times in a dozen years. When fighting erupted, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate got on the phone to gather details and issued a statement Friday summarizing the situation, tagging Russia as the aggressor and demanding it withdraw its forces from the sovereign territory of Georgia. It took first-term Sen. Barack Obama three tries to get it right. Headed for a vacation in Hawaii, the presumed Democratic candidate for commander in chief issued an even-handed statement, urging restraint by both sides. Later Friday, he again called for mutual restraint but blamed Russia for the fighting. The next day his language finally caught up with toughness of McCain's."
Picky, picky, picky. So Obama fumbled around like President Bush. What really matters is that Obama is bringing Hope and Change!!!

By the way, why didn't Bush and his vaunted Russia expert, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, handle this situation better? They seem to have been caught by surprise by something they should have at least anticipated, and maybe been able to head off.

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