Is there anything this guy won’t now do?
He’s got an editorial in the Wall Street Journal this morning proclaiming once again that, “We are all Georgians.” But what does this mean? Tough-talk posturing by a neocon Churchill wannabe? A remark preparatory to an effort to involve us militarily in this war? Or merely an opportunist’s political calculation to, once again, swing the debate away from the crumbling American economy to foreign affairs?
The answer is probably all of the above. Which means that McCain is a ideological fantasist, war-mongerer, and political sleazeball. Hey, let’s elect him president!
McCain warns darkly:
Some Americans may wonder why events in this part of the world are any concern of ours. After all, Georgia is a small, remote and obscure place. But history is often made in remote, obscure places.
Is he so politically desperate for war that he would turn a regional conflict that can be resolved diplomatically into a second Cold War? Didn’t you know, he is saying, that there aren’t just evil Muslims out there, but also evil Russians?
Give us a break, McCain. One war at a time, okay? (You may not of noticed, but we can’t afford any more war, cold or otherwise. Our treasury is ten trillion dollars in the hole.)
McCain has never felt that he has lived up to the warrior achievements of his father and grandfather. There is only one way left for him to do that: the presidency. It is a mark of his desperation that, even at his advanced age, he continues to press any shameful opportunity to help him resolve his daddy issues.