Thursday, August 21, 2008

"...American leaders shouldn't make threats the country can't deliver or promises it isn't prepared to keep..."

Ignatius, in the WaPo, here
"....Let's put aside the fact that McCain's top foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, has in fact been a lobbyist for Georgia. In his own feisty comments in recent months, McCain encouraged Georgians to believe America would back them up in a crisis. That expectation was naive, and it was wrong to encourage it. It was especially wrong to give a volatile leader such as Saakashvili what he evidently imagined was an American blank check...."

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