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McCain could be worse than Bush

 

Last updated 8/28/2008 at Noon



McCain embraces all of Bush’s economic policies, but what really worries me is that McCain embraces the neoconservative ideology as his foreign policy.

This was clearly demonstrated recently by what happened in the Republic of Georgia. Most Americans don’t really know what happened over there.

The Associated Press reported that “John Beyrle, the US ambassador to Russia, has told a Russian daily that Washington strongly urged Georgia not to invade its breakaway province of South Ossetia. Beyrle also told the Kommersant Friday that Russia ‘gave a well-grounded response’ to the Georgian attack on Russian peacekeepers…” That’s right – Georgia, not Russia, provoked the conflict.

Randy Scheunemann is the foreign policy adviser to John McCain and will probably hold a high position in McCain’s administration – if McCain is elected. He has dual loyalties: a McCain advisor and a registered foreign agent working for the Republic of Georgia. From January 2007 to March 2008, the McCain campaign paid Scheunemann $70,000 – pocket change compared to the $290,000 he got from the Georgian regime of Mikheil Saakashvili.

So when Georgia broke the truce and invaded the province of South Ossetia, which was under control of multinational peacekeeping forces (including Russia), McCain cried that it was the fault of Russia and declared, “Speaking for all Americans, we are all Georgians.” Count me out.

We shouldn’t let Georgia buy US foreign policy and we shouldn’t let McCain have the opportunity to get us into another useless and unjustified war.

Jon Monday

 

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