While McCain boasts of forgein policy experience. The current situation in Georgia proves that he, Pres. Bush and Pres. Saakashvili are all forgein policy idiots. The well known build up of Russian troops on the Georgian border that started last April was a clear message to Georgia not to take military action against South Ossetia. This is called deterrence. It is a forgein policy tactic that is as old as civilization. Nations do not bluff. The Chinese proved that to us in Korea. Pres. Bush did not bluff when he demanded Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq, and the Russians were not bluffing when they militarize the Georgian border. The Georgian military campaign against South Ossetia was pure lunacy. What is worse is that the right-wing forgien policy lunatics in this country seem to be doing everything they can to provoke an invasion-paranoid Russia. Agreeing to allow the Eastern European countries to join NATO, while in fact there is not a chance that NATO would risk a war against Russia in the defense of these countries, could not be deemed as anything less than total stupidity. A hollow agreement, not worth the paper that it is written on. In fact, putting missile batteries in Poland will only aggrevate Russia to the point that invading the Baltic states will be their only option. Russia is an immensely resource rich and economically prosperous country. There is no reason or evidence that they will act aggressively unless they are provoked. Killing at least 45 Russian citizens in South Ossetia is more than provocation - it is the right and responsibility of every nation to defend their citizens. We have done the same many times before. But perhaps it was all planned out: Given the American tendancy toward the perverse patriotism of cold war militancy, the Bush-McCain-Saakashvili consortium has decided that the loss of Georgia, the Ukraine, the Baltic States, the hundreds of thousands of deaths that would be caused, the immeasurable human suffering that would ensue, and even the possibility of nuclear war would all be worth it - if it wins McCain enough votes to prevent an Afro-American Liberal from being elected to the White House. Does McCain believe in the existence of Evil? I think so.