posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 10:41 AM
From last night speech:
"Russia's leaders, rich with oil wells and corrupt with power, have rejected democratic ideals and the obligations of a responsible power. They
invaded a small democratic neighbour to gain more control over the world's oil supply," McCain said.
I was watching the speech, and he says this, and I just couldn't believe it.
Not that he is wrong or right about what he says, that's totally irrelevant. Why on earth he would take a side swipe at Russia at this moment in
that venue, basically calling them out with the whole country watching? It is dangerously and unnecessarily provocative and with no valid strategic
reason . It is freaking diplomacy 101 stuff.
It is public knowledge that I do not support him, so if you see this post as an attack that's fine. But there's something dangerous about this man,
if not by intent then by ignorance. Either way, that was a terrible mistake that should make even his most ardent supporters take pause and weigh Mr
McCain's capabilities and look into his circle of friends.
He seems to be the shell of once powerful and proud man. So many of his positions have changed he is unrecognizable, and my uncomfortable suspicion
is that he is now the reluctant but desperate talking head of the same dangerous people who've been running our country for the last eight years.
And this stuff is what he's supposed to be good at.
Sabre rattling that got him 10 seconds of applause barely, and now a weakened diplomatic position set in stone. It's a bloody embarrassment.
"I'll work to establish good relations with Russia so we need not fear a return to the Cold War."
Oh terrific, nice start!
Let me get Putin's number, I'm sure he has a couple of questions for you too.