August 11, 2008

HuffPo: War in Georgia Engineered To Help McCain

Sadly, he appears to be serious:

In classic "Wag The Dog" scenario there is a neat little war brewing between American and Russian proxies, and real Russian troops, in the Caucacus Mountains on the Russian border.

It couldn't come at a better time for the Republicans.

McCain gets to act and talk tough against the Russians, while Obama is on vacation in Hawaii, issuing "can't we all get along statements."

It perfectly augments Republican campaign points: Obama is not ready. He is not tough, experienced enough to deal with a dangerous world.

Do you appreciate the power and planning that went into this? I don't think you do.

Not only did McCain engineer the build-up of Russian forces along the border of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, he also orchestrated the Georgian offer of a ceasefire last week, the South Ossetia separatist's response of shelling Georgia, and the Georgian counterstrike that triggered the pre-planned Russian invasion— all carefully timed to coincide with Barack Obama's vacation.

As it is obvious to see, thousands of people have been killed and a country invaded and ripped apart, just to give John McCain a chance to sound tough. But the plot is even more insidious than HuffPo author Blake Fleetwood suggests.

Not only did McCain carefully orchestrate three armed forces in two countries in such a way that it looked like they were acting selfishly in their own best interests instead of as agents of a U.S. Presidential campaign, he also managed to convince Barack Obama to give a spineless response that made McCain sound like a far more knowledgeable, experienced, and competent leader that OBama has ever pretended to be.

The kicker?

In the absolutely most fantabulous move of all, McCain then convinced Obama to flip-flop on his previous spineless position to poorly echo McCain's stance, reinforcing it as the correct one, while gutting his own credibility and showing himself to be hopelessly incapable of performing as a President.

John McCain. He bends steel and breaks candidates and countries with his mind.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 11, 2008 10:25 AM

I think you misunderstand cause and effect. The Huffpo blogger didn't say McCain CAUSED the war, just that he benefits from the effects of it. And really, how is this any different than Charlie Black saying that another terrorist attack would be good for McCain?

Posted by: DSB at August 11, 2008 11:31 AM

Of course McCain benefits from the Russian aggression and threat to other democracies in the region. He benefits from any honest focus on serious issues because Obama has no credible policies, just pseudo-charisma and rhetoric.

The images of Russian aggression drag the voter away from the MSM's "Entertainment Tonight Presidential campaign" and back to a Cold War or 9-12-2001 mindset. Any serious voter will snap out of the Obama fairy tale and realize that "Good Grief, Putin will eat this neophyte for lunch and ask what's for dessert."

Posted by: capitano at August 11, 2008 12:09 PM


You said "The Huffpo blogger didn't say McCain CAUSED the war."

Is that so??

Did you not understand the statment?

"In classic "Wag The Dog" scenario"

Look it up...


Posted by: Tinstaafl at August 11, 2008 12:34 PM

John McCain, you magnificent bastard!!

Posted by: tonynoboloney at August 11, 2008 12:37 PM

HuffPo is just one of the larger insane asylums in the "rreality-based community".

Posted by: Nahanni at August 11, 2008 12:39 PM

Obviously, Putin didn't want the incredible leadership of "The One" to overshadow himself, so he decided to have a war that "distracts" from the "celebrity" of "The One" and forces Americans to consider unreasonable lunatics like Putin (much like the Joker in Batman) that don't take to the incredible negotiating skills of "The One" (which have never been demonstrated before).

I also have some beach front property in New Mexico for sale.

Posted by: Neo at August 11, 2008 01:19 PM

Better yet, a few of the Leftosphere sites are now complaining that parts of McCain's statement was lifted from Wikipedia.

The world could be burning and these clowns are still dotting the "i"-s and crossing the "t"-s.

Posted by: Neo at August 11, 2008 02:16 PM

What really has to frost the Obama braintrust is that this crisis came out of the blue, and after Obama foreign policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski met with Iran's buttboy, Syria's Assad, to forestall any dustup in the MiddleEast prior to the election.

Nancy Pelosi even made a followup visit to Assad to confirm the message to Iran -- no funny stuff before the November election, it can only hurt the team. What a bunch of lightweights.

Posted by: capitano at August 11, 2008 04:05 PM

capitano - "Of course McCain benefits from the Russian aggression and threat to other democracies in the region. He benefits from any honest focus on serious issues because Obama has no credible policies, just pseudo-charisma and rhetoric."

ding ding ding ding!!!! We have a winner!

Anything that actually wakes people up and makes them pay attention is bad for Obama... he needs people daydreaming about change and hope to have any shot of winning the election. Too many people actually paying attention will draw attention to his obvious lack of any experience, lack of any realistic ideas, and lack of any serious thoughts regarding real world issues.

Posted by: GL at August 11, 2008 04:05 PM

Imagine if this war had broken out two weeks ago while Obama was in Europe.

The one major fact that seems to be treated as a non-sequitur is that fact that most of Europe is on vacation this month, a fact that I'm sure the Russians took into consideration.

If Russia had attack France during August, they would not have mounted a defense until September.

Posted by: Neo at August 11, 2008 04:33 PM

Hmmm can we expect a strident dhimmierat response to this invasion. Will Code Pink protest? Will Soros fund a resistance movement?

It is as Chamberlain said before he winked at the Nazis, "a little country, far away, of which we know little." I expect the same statement from the dhimmies soon along with a harsh letter condemning the Russians to the NY Times.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at August 11, 2008 05:20 PM

I... I... I... for once, I can't parody these folks... they've become self-parodying!

Posted by: C-C-G at August 11, 2008 05:46 PM

In Wag The Dog, a fake war was fabricated to deflect from a political sex scandal. Which party exactly currently has a sex scandal breaking? J'ASSUSE!

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at August 12, 2008 07:47 AM

re: Huffpo Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

Posted by: Huntress at August 12, 2008 12:19 PM

Georgia will benefit McCain over Obama. We know McCain. He’s proven himself with 50 years of service to America. He had a distinguished military career and has been a leader in Congress. Most of all, when no one is watching, he will do the right thing. He has integrity.

Obama has no experience, no record, no plan, no leadership, no judgment and no integrity. Politically, he is closer to Mikhail Gorbachev than John McCain. Hillary’s 3 AM phone call ad is more relevant today than ever before. Barack's word is worth nothing.

Posted by: arch at August 12, 2008 02:30 PM

Arch, let's also remember, McCain's first reaction was the correct one, whereas Obama had to change his tune twice before he finally decided to echo McCain.

This comes from McCain actually studying our enemies, while Obama just wants to invite them for tea where he can join them in denouncing America.

Posted by: C-C-G at August 12, 2008 09:05 PM

"These aren't the talking points you're looking for."

"Move on..."


Posted by: Casey at August 15, 2008 01:35 AM