This Russia-Georgia conflict is really producing some weird comments from John McCain. You probably saw his statement that “In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.” Now he’s saying this:
My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War. This is an act of aggression.
I just don’t know what is going on in John McCain’s brain. The Iraq War is undoubtedly a crisis. It was a crisis for the military, which was underprepared for the fight, lost thousands of young men and women, and is now so spent it cannot address problems elsewhere in the world. It was a crisis here at home, because of how much money it cost the American people ($3 trillion, by one estimate). And it was a crisis of credibility. Black sites, Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, rendition, warrantless wiretapping… Iraq and the greater war on terror has led to an implosion of our moral authority abroad. John McCain may not consider all that a crisis, but I sure do.
Oh, and PS — 9/11?
Oh, and PPS — McCain wants to throw Russia out of the G8. Take a moment to learn how insane that is.