McCain and Russia

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    This maybe flamebating.

    But During this war in Georgia, McCain came out very strongly against Russia. And he said something that befuddled me.

    Part of his stated solution was to call on the UN security council to issue a resolution condemning Russia.

    TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | McCain Calls On United Nations To Condemn Russia's "Unacceptable" Aggression

    I'm kinda young okay... so maybe I'm missing something, but this struck me right away. Someone tell me the reason this isn't crazy.

    Russia's a permanent member of the security council with full veto power over any resolution!

    It's seems like playing politics in an exceptionally daft way. Am I missing something here, or is that crazy?
     
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    Obama said the same. Supposed to be that if one of the Security Council members is involved in the conflict they should recuse themselves. Chances of that happening?
     
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    Politcal posturing is all----acting tough.

    BTW--I didnt know Texans even used the word "daft". :lol:
     
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    From McCain's statement:
    "Georgia is an ancient country, at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and one of the world's first nations to adopt Christianity as an official religion."

    Does anyone wonder why he's nicknamed McSame?
     
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    How about that, Obama did say that too.


    These guys are dumb!!
     
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    Exactly Obama called for the same resolution....

    Difference is, Obama called for restraint by both Georgia and Russia when Russia first invaded. That's akin to Bush Sr. calling for restraint by both Iraq and Kuwait when Iraq invaded Kuwait.....
     
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    I'm from way out west.

    I'm moving to Austin Thursday.
     
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    Georgia started invading regions which had declared independence 15 years ago. People who considered themselves Russia and who Russia had granted passports too. Russia considers them citizens. It was an Invasion, and Russian military were killed when this happened.

    Heavy damage in Tskhinvali, mostly at gov't center - washingtonpost.com

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-080808-georgia-ossetia-webaug09,0,4176197.story
     
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    Very true. Kudos.
     
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    A reading of Obama's remarks make it clear that he was advocating a cessation of warfare and was not advocating a position as to blame or responsibility as all the facts were not in yet.

    It is also clear that McCain was trying to lay the blame soley on Russia. McCain's obvious conflict of interest because of his ties to Georgia's paid lobbiest cast doubt on his motives. What prompted his belicose remarks? His desire to give his customer their money's worth? Or was it simply an attempt to make political hay as his appearance with Leiberman would suggest?
     

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