After Russia's invasion of of its former satellite state Georgia last week, John McCain started giving straight talk about the evils of Russian aggression and their "ambitions are to restore the old Russian Empire."
This, of course, is very heartening. Especially coming from a guy who jokes about bombing Iran, tells us we may be in Iraq for 10,000 years and keeps warning us that "there will be other wars."
To be fair, though, the hard line McCain — who refuses to work with lobbyists — took on Russia is probably just because his foreign policy adviser is a lobbyist whose two-man firm has been paid nearly a million dollars by the Georgian government in the past couple years.
That said, now that the ceasefire happened, McCain's coming around with a cooler head — not threatening a return to the Cold War quite so vehemently — and has returned to his old straight-talking self…
That just made me spit my borscht all over the computer screen. Did you happen to get the money quote?
"In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations."
No. Never, never.
In the 21st century, nations only "liberate" other nations.
Tags: Afghanistan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, John McCain, Russia