Saturday, August 16, 2008

McCain Quote: Nations Don't Invade Other Nations

Yesterday afternoon, I was casually listening to NPR and they were discussing the Russian invasion of Georgia. Naturally they talked to Obama and McCain about it and, of course, they were completely against the Russian invasion. McCain took it a step further than I would have expected him to and I'm wondering if there's any way to hold him to that.

He said: "In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations."

I was driving in Berkeley in traffic and it was really hard to not run into someone when I was saying "WHAT?! What do you think we just did at the very beginning of the 21st century?"

What kind of special glasses do you need to be able to see what we did and what they did as different? Of course the issues are different. Our justification was nebulous at best and mostly false, Their issues are a very real territorial dispute.


Elf said...

Someone from the white house--or maybe an ambassador--was played on the radio last week saying something close to "invasion of other countries is no longer an acceptable way of resolving disputes in Europe." It was interesting that "in Europe" was carefully inserted. You sure McCain didn't have a similar qualifier?

Ellen said...

If there was it got cut off but I don't see NPR doing that style of cherry picking type of editing. I'm sure his handlers are out saying "What the Senator meant to say was ..."