So the Fighting Uruk-Hai of Arizona would like to inform us all that
today we are all Georgians.
Maybe so, but the problem, asshole, is that today not quite everybody wants to be.
- Sheldon Richman, Free Association 2008-08-15: This Is Priceless
- Sheldon Richman, Future of Freedom Foundation Commentaries (2008-08-15): War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust
N.B. Meanwhile, McCain is also shocked! shocked! to discover that putatively
humanitarian invasions of Near East countries in the name of
regime change often turn out to have brutal consequences for lots innocent people. Of course, he’s right that Russian soldiers should be immediately and completely withdrawn from Georgia, and also that the punitive country-wide bombing campaign has been an inexcusable act of brutality. But I’m not sure how he goes on talking about this without the cognitive dissonance causing his head to explode.