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stuff happens

Saturday,  08/09/08  07:11 PM

The situation with Russia invading Georgia is pretty serious, but I don't want to be a news site, so please Google for South Ossetia if you don't know what's going on.  Yeah, we have Russian troops fighting Georgian troops, and yeah, this could be war.  It is serious.

What I want to point out is this stuff happens.  It isn't the U.S.' fault, but it happened anyway.  It would be farfetched to tie this to U.S. policy in any way (although Georgia is a U.S. ally).  Given that this stuff happens, we need serious leaders.  I'd like all of you to compare Obama's reaction to McCain's reaction.  This is a real 3:00AM moment.

McCain has strongly and unequivocally come out in support of our ally Georgia, while placing the onus for the war squarely where it belongs, on Russia.  In this, he has aligned himself with our most loyal European allies.  Obama, on the other hand, issued the sort of vapid statement that would ingratiate him with the State Department while not requiring any distraction from his Hawaii vacation.

You decide, who would you rather have running things when stuff happens?


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