Damozel & Teh Nutroots | Would that he were right. You can see the video (via Think Progress) below.
Not only does John McCain not know any Russian history, he also apparently doesn't remember as far back as 2003 or know what's going on now.
This quote is so free from any sense it's actually a little bit awesome.
Let us see what others have to say, shall we?
I don't even have to say it. Easiest blog post ever.
Chet Scoville at Shakesville:
Did John McCain even think a little bit when he said this?
The Impolitic writes:
Meanwhile, anyone know about McCain's drinking habits, because it's hard to believe he said this while he was stone cold sober.
In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.
He was explaining his "evolving' position on Georgia, but one can't fail to wonder if he remembers what he was doing in 2003. The irony of that statement surely won't be lost to any but the most deluded observers.
Melanie at News Hounds recounts Fox News' trumpeting of McCain's terrific understanding and grasp of the issue and how he knows more about it than George Bush. Talk about your low bars. But Fox really needs to sell McCain and sell him they did. She has footage.
All this week, Neil Cavuto, Fox's "business news" anchor, has been playing up John McCain's machoness and alleged foreign policy expertise vis-a-vis the situation between Russia and Georgia. Yesterday we learned that McCain has supposedly known Georgia's president Mikheil Saakashvili since Saakashvili was 16 years old; that McCain is so close to him that he calls him "Misha," and that McCain has talked to "Misha" every every single day during this crisis. We heard several times from Cavuto that McCain had a "better read" on Vladimir Putin than George W. because McCain looked into Putin's eyes and "saw the KGB," instead of his soul.
Meanwhile, loose cannon "Misha" said this:
“Yesterday, I heard Sen. McCain say, ‘We are all Georgians now,’” Saakashvili said on CNN’s American Morning. “Well, very nice, you know, very cheering for us to hear that, but OK, it’s time to pass from this. From words to deeds.” (CNN)
D-Day discusses McCain's leadership role in the crisis;
It's upsetting to see the glee with which John McCain has taken to this crisis in Georgia, the thrill in his eyes as he attempts to re-fight the Cold War while claiming the opposite, and with all the honor and moral authority that goes with it....
You hear that, George Bush? McCain's coming for you!...
McCain also is sending envoys (his Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Graham and Lieberman) to the region, and consulting with the Georgians daily - you know, like a real live President. How presumptuous! Do you think all this back-channel meddling is kind of hurting efforts to bring peace to a still-fragile situation?
Re the envoys, Greg Sargent says:
The idea is to showcase himself as a man of action during a time of international crisis and to remind people that the world is a dangerous place that's still filled with aggressive actors, something that the McCain camp presumably thinks will play in his favor.
McCain's announcement of his key campaign allies' trip abroad also seems designed to shoulder Bush aside as the primary GOP leadership figure here.
Jonathan Martin kind of agrees.
HERE HIM SPEAK: