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Today, we are NOT all Georgians
Just in case you needed an after-the-fact reason to be glad we're not talking about President-elect McCain:
TBILISI, Georgia — Newly available accounts by independent military observers of the beginning of the war between Georgia and Russia this summer call into question the longstanding Georgian assertion that it was acting defensively against separatist and Russian aggression.
Instead, the accounts suggest that Georgia's inexperienced military attacked the isolated separatist capital of Tskhinvali on Aug. 7 with indiscriminate artillery and rocket fire, exposing civilians, Russian peacekeepers and unarmed monitors to harm.
That's not to say that Russia and the scarily undemocratic Vladimir Putin shouldn't be watched with a jaundiced eye, but McCain's "Today we are all Georgians" bravado -- without knowing the facts on the ground -- is the dangerous shoot-first, ask-questions-later style he would have brought to the Oval Office. Thank God he isn't.