Sarah Palin is now officially the poster child for the insanity of the neocons. Interviewed by ABC News, the vice presidential candidate said war with Russia is a possibility. “We have to keep our eyes on Russia, under the leadership there,” she averred. “I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally. If another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help…. For Russia to have exerted such pressure in terms of invading a smaller, democratic country, unprovoked, is unacceptable.”
Palin is wrong on all counts. First, Georgia is not a member of NATO and is not likely to become so, mostly because the Europeans are more sane than the American neocons, primarily because they live next door to Russia. Second, Russia did not invade Georgia, Russia defended South Ossetia from an attack launched by Georgia. In its defensive action, Russia took out Georgia’s military capacity and that necessitated going into Georgia proper. Third, Georgia is not a democracy as should be apparent when one looks at Saakashvili’s reaction to opposition protesters last year — he responded with tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, and a “state of emergency,” that is to say martial law. Of course, in Bushzarro world, a government installed by NED and Soros is considered a democracy — and black is white and up is down.
Cheney trekked to Ukraine last week to tell Yushchenko and his color revolution installed gang that the U.S. will support their effort to get into NATO, never mind this is unpopular in the country. “It is obvious that so far the majority of people in Ukraine is opposed to NATO membership and wants it to remain neutral,” reports Ilya Kramnik for RIA Novosti. …
As Paul Craig Roberts notes, the neocons are determined to have a war with Russia. “The Committee on the Present Danger regarded the neocons as crazy people who would get America into a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The neocons hated President Reagan, because he ended the cold war with diplomacy, when they desired a military victory over the Soviet Union,” writes Roberts.
The Republicans will get us into more wars. Indeed, they live for war. McCain is preaching war for 100 years. For these warmongers, it is like cheering for your home team. Win at all costs. They get a vicarious pleasure out of war [“This is Satanic” – editor]. If the US has to tell lies in order to attack countries, what’s wrong with that? “If we don’t kill them over there, they will kill us over here.”