It appears that reality has been turned on it’s head once more, and the history books have been written by the right wing propaganda machine and the media, and the story has been acceded to by the public and seems to have been accepted nearly completely by a coopted antiwar movement, all in favor of winning the presidency at any and all costs now.
The fact is that Georgia was put up to attacking South Ossetia by the neocons to force a long expected Russian hand to create a new cold war that down the road may go nuclear, and to try to give a campaign advantage to McCain as another “enemy” from which he will promise to “protect” you.
But not only is John McCain attempting to use the situation to swagger and show how “tough” and ready to stand up to “Russian aggression” he is, Barack Obama has obviously decided that a manufactured false reality is a useful political tool as well, even one that has the potential to kill many, and if he can be slicker at treating you as stupid as the republicans are treating the public… well, I suppose that’s just his “pragmatism” showing how fit to be president he is.
August 30, 2008 – 4 min 45 sec
Gareth Porter: The US is going to use a double standard to condemn Russia
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the US of staging the Georgian conflict. His statements echo two articles pointing to Senator John McCain’s foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, in which conservative politician Pat Buchanan calls Sheunemann ” a dual loyalist, a foreign agent whose assignment is to get America committed to spilling the blood of her sons for client regimes who have made this moral mercenary a rich man.” Gareth Porter also states that The US is going to use a double standard to condemn Russia.”
Gareth Porter is a historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.