Posted by Curt on 14 August, 2008 at 7:45 am. 9 comments already!


Now this is the McCain us conservatives love. He writes in the WSJ today about the Russian aggression displayed over the last week:

For anyone who thought that stark international aggression was a thing of the past, the last week must have come as a startling wake-up call. After clashes in the Georgian region of South Ossetia, Russia invaded its neighbor, launching attacks that threaten its very existence. 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.


In the wake of this crisis, there are the stirrings of a new trans-Atlantic consensus about the way we should approach Russia and its neighbors. The leaders of Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Latvia flew to Tbilisi to demonstrate their support for Georgia, and to condemn Russian aggression. The French president traveled to Moscow in an attempt to end the fighting. The British foreign minister hinted of a G-8 without Russia, and the British opposition leader explicitly called for Russia to be suspended from the grouping.

The world has learned at great cost the price of allowing aggression against free nations to go unchecked. A cease-fire that holds is a vital first step, but only one. With our allies, we now must stand in united purpose to persuade the Russian government to end violence permanently and withdraw its troops from Georgia. International monitors must gain immediate access to war-torn areas in order to avert an even greater humanitarian disaster, and we should ensure that emergency aid lifted by air and sea is delivered.

We should work toward the establishment of an independent, international peacekeeping force in the separatist regions, and stand ready to help our Georgian partners put their country back together. This will entail reviewing anew our relations with both Georgia and Russia. As the NATO secretary general has said, Georgia remains in line for alliance membership, and I hope NATO will move ahead with a membership track for both Georgia and Ukraine.

At the same time, we must make clear to Russia’s leaders that the benefits they enjoy from being part of the civilized world require their respect for the values, stability and peace of that world. The U.S. has cancelled a planned joint military exercise with Russia, an important step in this direction.

McCain was never my first choice for President this election season but as I’ve said before he appears to be the right man at the right time to lead this country. During 9/11 we had the right person at the right time sitting inside the White House and as every day passes I am more then convinced McCain is that person now.

Because of the left in this country our future holds a Russian backed nuclear armed Iran whose aggression towards its neighbors will make this Russian invasion look like a Disneyland ride. Just today the VP of Iran said that Israel is the most hated word in the world. Does anyone really believe that leaders who say such things will not act aggressively once armed with nukes? Well, the liberals may, but look how wrong they were about Iraq.

The question then becomes, who do you want leading this country during that time? A man with experience as a community organizer or a war hero who has served his country for over 40 years?

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