Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Idiocy of Hindrocket Never Fails to Astonish

Hindrocket sees something wonderful in how John McCain has used cheap platitudes and ignorance to take ownership of the Georgia issue. I guess the fact that Condi Rice isn't going to end her vacation is reinforced by the fact that McCain--who never shows up in the Senate anymore--is on the case.

One of the most striking features of the crisis in Georgia has been the role played by John McCain. While President Bush was enjoying the Olympics and Barack Obama was on vacation in Hawaii, McCain became the leading international spokesman on behalf of Georgia. While Obama initially parroted the Russian line, so that he was soon required to flip-flop--what a surprise!--McCain saw the crisis from the beginning as a clear case of Russian aggression, and understood the strategic implications of that aggression.

Today, in a speech in York, Pennsylvania, McCain continued his role as the strongest advocate for Georgian independence. His remarks were so cogent and so eloquent that I will quote them almost in full:

Georgia itself, my friends, has a long and remarkable history. It was a fourth-century convert to Christianity, one of the first nations on Earth to convert to Christianity -- if you go to Georgia, as I have several times, you'll see churches that go back to the fourth- and fifth-century -- and it's been a part of the grand sweep that comprises Western civilization. But because of their location, their history hasn't been easy. Through the centuries, they have seen invasions and attacks from Mongols, Russians, Turks and Persians. And through it all, they maintain their language, their cultural identity, and their national pride. And as you know, they were part of the Soviet Union and were able to achieve their independence when the Soviet Union disintegrated. And they're facing terrible trials today, but they'll get through this, too.

And, my friends, and I'll talk about this more in a minute -- but they're at a strategic crossroads. There's a pipeline, an oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, which brings oil from the Caspian to points west and traverses Georgia -- that's the very pipeline that the Russians tried to bomb. And I don't have to tell you about the price of oil and disruption of oil supplies.

It has been an extraordinary moment, in which John McCain has seemed almost more the leader of the free world than the President. You can be sure that in November, Saakashvili and Vladimir Putin will be following our election results with equal attention.

They'll be laughing their asses off along with us as McCain wins slightly more than a dozen states. Leader of the free world? Leader of the Apple Dumpling Gang, more lik. Cognent and eloquent? How about wrong?

British energy giant BP said Tuesday that it was not aware of any Russian attack on a key international oil pipeline in Georgia that the group operates.

'We're not aware of any attack at all. We have no report at all of an attack,' a BP spokeswoman told AFP.

Yes, my friends--John McCain is repeating unadulterated bullshit that is not factual or backed up with any evidence and Hindrocket calls it 'cognent and eloquent.'

McCain is the laughingstock's laughingstock--a perfect example of the out-of-touch bloviating windbag.

Hindrocket's claim to fame, of course:

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.