On two tips from hutchrun.
McCain, Obama react to Georgia fighting
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — John McCain and Barack Obama agree on how to deal with the fighting between Russia and Georgia.
Both want a multi-prong diplomatic effort and are warning Moscow that it’s relations with the rest of the world are at stake.
John McCain wonders if Russia didn’t feel freer to attack Georgia after NATO put a “membership action plan” for Georgia on hold. McCain and Obama both think NATO should reconsider that decision.
McCain also believes NATO’s North Atlantic Council should convene an emergency session to demand a cease-fire, and begin talking about a peacekeeping force for South Ossetia.
Obama thinks the U.N. Security Council should pass a resolution calling for an immediate end to the violence. He also thinks a U.N. mediator should join efforts to try to end the fighting.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
What’s the difference between McCain’s and Obama’s approaches to stopping the Russia-Georgia conflict?
McCain wanted to bring in NATO, which was formed precisely to counter East Bloc aggression, to demand a cease-fire.
Whereas Obama wanted to plead to the UN Security Council to ask for an end to the fighting.
Perfectly in line with the Obamaleader’s military intelligence thus far.
But that didn’t stop the ever-ready Obamedia from gushing about how Obama single-handedly stopped the Russia-Georgia war, without even having to take time off his hard-earned vacation in Hawaii.
TRANSCRIPT: It was a bad crisis for the world, it required uh tough words but also a smart approach to call on the international community to step in… Uh, and I’m very, very happy that the Senator’s request for a cease-fire has been complied with by President…
The Obamessiah is so righteously fearsome, that even the godless Russians tremble at his holy wrath! (paraphrased from above)
For some history on Russia’s and Georgia’s past, see Red Primer for Children and Diplomats.
The Soviets’ love for their fellow men never recognized borders. The new Ukranian Republic was allowed to join the new Russian Soviet Republics…”voluntarily.”
The independence of the new Georgian Republic was also granted by the Soviets in 1921. To “guarantee” this “independence,” the Soviets incorporated Georgia into the Soviet Union eight months later, after Red Army invasion.
Following from Day by Day:
Following from Red Planet Cartoons:
See also snarkommunist version of this report at Komrad Obama Ends Russia-Georgia Konflikt.
And here are some hypothetical letters to Putin that give a glimpse into how Obama and McCain might respond to the conflict.