Originally Posted by BRussell
I just can't wait until John McCain is president and we can go to war with Russia over this.
I think we should all stop and consider what might have happened had McCain, in fact, been president during this period.
It seems likely that we would be in a shooting war with Russia, at this point, does it not?
The liberal media certainly hasn't mentioned it, but McCain's response to the Georgian conflict should simply disqualify him for the presidency.
He has been, by turns, belligerent, incoherent, ignorant, suspiciously lobbied-up, and deeply, deeply ahistorical.
He's like Bush, but without the laziness: he'll be ready, eager and willing to commit America to the next war, no VP prodding needed, because, very clearly, war is what makes this guy come alive.
When you listen to McCain talk about the economy or energy policy or domestic issues in general, he seems tepid and lackluster. Listening to him these last few weeks, it's clear he feels he's in his element, kicking ass and taking names, declaring "we are all Georgians now" and sending off his surrogates to do a little ground work. His excitement at going mano a mano
with the Russkies is palpable.
How hard would it be for the neocons who will inevitably be skulking about a Republican administration to steer McCain towards the next necessary war? Do we really want another president who works from his gut? Remember, Bush's gut told him that Putin was a good man.
Maybe we could use a brain?