Wednesday, August 13, 2008

McBush hypocrisy on Russian invasion of Georgia

The New York Daily News headline Tuesday read:
Get Out Now!
the sub-head read:
Angry Bush demands Russia halt 'brutal' Georgia invasion.
The paper goes on to say:
President Bush warned Russia against a 'dramatic and brutal escalation' [surge?] of its onslaught in tiny Georgia yesterday, telling the Kremlin it's jeopardizing its relationship with the West.
Bush continued:
Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century.
Does any of this, as well as McClone/Lieberman's typical sabre rattling response, seem as supremely hypocritical to anyone else? It is, however, true that Bush is the one who should be able to recognize how an invasion might "jeopardize its relationship with the West."

It seems as long as you add "democratic" to the name of any nation it suddenly becomes protected from invasion. But if you are spreading democracy throughout the world you can invade any sovereign nation (especially if it has oil). That is after all the Bush Doctrine. I wonder what the neo-cons in Russia think about all this.

I never thought I would agree with Bush/McClone but I do say: "Get Out Now!"

1 comment:

Shawn Michel de Montaigne said...

Thanks for this blog. It's important.

We live in perilous, scary times. My hope is that McCain and Palin are soon sorry footnotes to our history.

I look forward to dropping in again soon.