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Stunning command of foreign policy

August 12, 2008

Both Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain have shown startling ignorance and blind loyalty in their reactions to the conflict in South Ossetia.

Sen. Barack Obama delivered a statement from Hawaii about the worsening crisis in Georgia, declaring of Russia’s aggression in the former Soviet republic, “There is no possible justification for these attacks.”

No possible justification except for the fact that Georgia moved into the are first in strikes to clear the area of South Ossetian separatists. I guess since Georgia is an ally, we should ignore the fact that they have once again thumbed their nose at the fragile cease fire in the region. This kind of blind loyalty is completely irresponsible on the world stage, especially at a point where the world opinion of the U.S. is so low. Our politicians should be denigrating Georgia’s lack of political ethics and reconsidering our positive relationship with the hotheaded Sakaashvili.

Like Sen. John McCain, Obama called for “active international engagement” to address the dispute, “including a high-level and neutral international mediator, and a genuine international peacekeeping force — not simply Russian troops.”

Gutterball! The peacekeeping forces in South Ossetia was comprised of Russian, Georgian, and South Ossetian separatists. Either both candidates are completely retarded, or they have to make serious decisions about replacing their foreign policy consultants.

As a bonus, let’s take a look at the media, who made no effort to even report the fact that the conflict was initiated by Georgia in the first few days. How did they end this article about the candidates views on this horrible conflict?

[Obama] sketched out his plans at a 4,000-person rally on the first day:
“I’m going to get a plate lunch. I might go to Zippy’s. I might go to Rainbow Drive-In. I haven’t decided yet. Get some Zip Min. I’m going to go get some shave ice. I’m going to go body surfing at an undisclosed location. I’m going to see my tutu — my grandma — and I’m going to watch my girls play on the beach, and once in a while I might go into the water. But mostly I’m going to watch them.”

“Obama’s presence caused a stir everywhere he showed up,” the paper reported, but one prominent resident wasn’t impressed — Hawaii’s GOP Gov. Linda Lingle. “This is not ‘American Idol,'” the McCain supporter said of the choice facing voters this year, according to the article. “This is making an important decision on who should lead our nation.”

Just cutting journalism Washington Post! Bravo on giving this war the solemn journalism it deserves. Brav-O!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2008 5:15 am

    And, for yet another reason why I Love Alan Loudell, I was listening to him yesterday afternoon. He was interviewing a journalist on the whole Russia-Georgia thing and she was “paraphrasing” the Russian response (which was basically F-You, etc.). Loudell asks the journalist if that was verbatim what the Russian response was, and she said, “No….but….(that’s what they meant”.

    Her paraphrasing was way more jingoistic than the actual statement, and to me seemed to add fuel to the fire rather than clarify their position. Loudell caught her on that, and for that we should all Love Alan Loudell ! He saw through the so-called “journalistic” hype and tried to bring it back to reality. I wonder if people know what a treasure we have here in little ole Delaware.

  2. August 16, 2008 7:54 am

    I wanted to say something poignant and wordy about Alan, but it sounded stupid as I typed it. So I’ll just say this.

    Alan Loudell is one of the best reporters that I’ve ever heard, and is a mark of pride for Delaware. Let’s keep him around!

  3. Paul permalink
    August 20, 2008 11:28 am

    From a technical point of view, looking at Big Blue, Computer Chess, AI, and information retrieval with interpretation, – the boys and girls at IBM still do not stand a chance.
    Alan would have dominated the movies for War Games and Space Odyssey 2000. HAL would have been beaten.

  4. August 20, 2008 11:35 am

    HI, Paul, thanks for commenting.

    What in the fuck are you talking about?

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