John McCain: Countries Don’t Invade Other Countries

August 13, 2008

Senator John McCain on the Campaign Trail in Birmingham, MichiganSpeaking today in Birmingham, Michigan about the Russia-Georgia crisis, Sen. John McCain experienced another startling memory lapse. He said: “I am interested in good relations between the United States and Russia. . . But in the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.”


Really? In what century was 2003? Does this picture and the term “shock and awe” ring any bells for you, McCain?

Shock and Awe in Baghdad, Iraq, 2003

Yesterday, he made the curious statement that “We are all Georgians.” While it’s a heartwarming sound bite, the statement falls short of reality. We have no idea what it feels like to be an Iraqi or a Georgian, because other countries don’t invade us. We invade other countries.

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