Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain is at it - again ...
This Georgia-Russia thing is like a case of Jolt Soda for him.
Heck, I'm prone to speculate he may be getting up as early as 7AM, so he can jump into his "I'm not the President, but I play one on the campaign" undies and go charging out there.
I'm surprised we haven't seen Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnny splashing into the Atlantic Ocean, knife clenched in teeth, swimming and promising to take care of the situation, singlehandedly.
But no, he blurts out something like this;
McCain: Georgia conflict is the ‘first serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War.’
My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War. This is an act of aggression.Jesus, it's like he took our advice from last month;
Jesus, he might as well just start walking around in a bathrobe, like that old Mafia guy did, to play out that he was crazy.
Just ride around in the Dead Campaign Express, make some stops (kicking away the empty beer bottles to exit), shuffle around in the robe and slippers, shake a few hands, maybe pick up a few Slim Jims at a convenience store ...Toss out a few bon mots on his heroism, his POW days, as he rips off a piece of Slim Jim, perhaps dribbling some of the dark juice on his bathrobe.
As you can imagine, a whole bevy of bloggers and pundits have noted, there's quite a long list to work through, before this little flare-up makes it into the club.
Andrew Sullivan: "Not the invasion of Kuwait? Or the first Gulf War? Or the Afghan war? Or the second Iraq war? Or Darfur? Or Bosnia? Or 9/11? It's this kind of emotional hyperbole that should worry people about McCain in the White House. He's a drama queen on these issues. With a finger on the trigger."
Kevin Drum: "This is, pretty obviously, factually wrong, since you could trot out the Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, the al-Aqsa Intifada, 9/11, Afghanistan, and Iraq at a minimum as other serious international crises since the end of the Cold War."
Josh Marshall: "Let's run-down the list. Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, followed by the US expulsion of Iraq from Kuwait. Collapse of Yugoslavia and subsequent wars of aggression between successor states. US invasion of Afghanistan. US invasion of Iraq. There are a slew of other examples of serious international crises over last 16-18 years."
You get the picture (and there'll be more links to check out below).
Well, let me heave another one onto the pile, and it is one, that has degrees-of-separation, had it not occurred, the long list that Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnny long forgot about would have been impacted, perhaps in a number of cases, these "serious international crisises" may not have happened at all.
What does the Magic 8-Ball say ...
How's about the 2000 Presidential Election, and the Supreme Court-Appointment of George W. Bush as the 43rd President?It was so then, and has remained so for the past 7.5-years, a red-flag, 5-alarm crises, both domestically and internationally.
Me thinks, Al Gore wouldn't have taken the country completely down the drain.
You can stand down now, Stumblin' Bumblin Johnny ... Take off the "I'm not the President, but I play one on the campaign" undies and go back to what you appear to do best - lie and baselessly smear Barack Obama.
Maha: Irony Is SO Dead
Mustang Bobby: Are You Serious?
Michael J.W. Stickings: "My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War. This is an act of aggression."
Matthew Yglesias: We’re Still Not Georgians
Cernig: Crisis? McCain Will Give You Crisis!
Friday, August 15, 2008