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John McCain Already Forgot What Happened in March 2003

MccaingeorgiaI caught this yesterday afternoon on CNN, and nearly spit out my drink. I'm glad somebody else did too.

John McCain on the Georgian invasion: "I am interested in good relations between the United States and Russia. But in the 21st Century, nations don't invade other nations."

Except, of course, when a Republican president who believes in pre-emptive war is in the White House.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. oh mcbush is not the only one, honey, there have been several commentators on cnn and other news that have said the same thing...

    Posted by: the queen | Aug 14, 2008 11:01:25 AM

  2. Is anyone surprised? Cheney, I was told, said something similar the other day and President Oblivious to Irony was riding the same train while he goofed around with athletes.

    Gall and shame are not in the neocon dictionary.

    Posted by: Marco | Aug 14, 2008 11:02:15 AM

  3. The Obama Campaign has been too soft on McCain and the Republicans. Obama's strategy has me absolutely mystified, but I'm hoping they come out swinging after the convention. There's no point in holding back. The only people you'd offend are those who are never going to vote Obama anyway.

    Americans are reading for the Republicans to receive an ass whuppin'...even those who may split tickets, and not vote for Obama. Republicans must be called on their eight years of failure--EVERY DAY of this campaign.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 14, 2008 11:09:22 AM

  4. Well, whatever your opinion of the Iraq invasion, it's not like it arbitrarily happened without any authorization.

    Where was the justification for the Russian invasion?

    Posted by: Tim | Aug 14, 2008 11:24:00 AM

  5. Well, Tim...Russia used trumped up charges of its citizens being attacked by the Georgian military (along with a few other obscure reasons), much like Bush used trumped up charges that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction (along with a few other obscure lies). Russia claimed it was going in to protect people like Bush said we were going into Iraq to protect America. The parallels could go on forever; what counts here is the abject hypocrisy and stupidity behind McInsane's ludicrous comment. Excuse him all you want, dear -- he's still a lying hypocrite who'd fuck over his own mother to get what he wants and who's been given a free ride by the so-called "Liberal" media...many of whom have acknowledged on national TV that they support him.

    Posted by: Kyle Michel Sullivan | Aug 14, 2008 1:13:21 PM

  6. McCain is a horror but Obama will never get elected simply because he is black and the roots of racism go too deep in this country---
    This is the beginning of the end of Amerika--all one can do is turn inward and devleope one's own spirituality and connect it with like minded souls--the greedy "nafs" have won--it remains to be seen whether we will evolve past greed into a Renaissance of Spirit or devolve more into a world of mindless masters and slaves (with the slaves being controlled through technology and economic chains...

    Posted by: StevenO | Aug 14, 2008 5:50:02 PM

  7. I just spit out my drink reading that.

    Posted by: Bob | Aug 14, 2008 5:57:14 PM

  8. What was the interviewers response to that? Oh never mind I didn't realize he was on Fox News I am sure they must of agreed with him. My first thought was where the f**k has he been doesn't he remember his vote. My second thought was he must have total shit for brains.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 14, 2008 11:59:28 PM

  9. "Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

    - Hermann Goerring


    "Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."

    - Julius Caesar

    Posted by: jon, Huntsville, AL | Aug 18, 2008 3:08:18 PM

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