I don’t know nearly enough about Georgian/Russian hostilities to weigh in on the conflict, but I do know that it’s entirely worrisome that McCain’s approach to foreign policy focuses on which country we like better rather the actual impacts and outcomes of world events. McCain’s statement reads like it came out of The Best Conservative Movie Ever Made, Red Dawn, while Obama’s sounds like a member of the civilized world attempting to prevent a massive conflict from escalating.
This was the fundamental problem with Bush’s foreign policy – it was always a plan in search of a prompt, the continual salivating expectation that, dammit, some shit was going to happen and we’re going to have the guns pointed on a hair trigger and there’s a bunny it’s a terrorist invade that warren! How do you trust a leader who believes the world only responds to them?
Of course, is there a major player in world politics that doesn’t have a bought and paid for member of John McCain’s staff?