Obama: Russia = U.S. Really?
In 2008 it’s almost not possible to believe that a U.S. Senator, no matter how inexperienced, would say this.
Obama pulls a Kos and compares the US to Russia.
Democrat Barack Obama scolded Russia again on Wednesday for invading another country’s sovereign territory while adding a new twist: the United States, he said, should set a better example on that front, too.
The Illinois senator’s opposition to the Iraq war, which his comment clearly referenced, is well known. But this was the first time the Democratic presidential candidate has made a comparison between the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Russia’s recent military activity in Georgia.
“We’ve got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies,” Obama told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. “They can’t charge into other countries. Of course it helps if we are leading by example on that point.”
Foreign policy has become a dividing line in the race for the White House.
Unless Sen. McCain selects a former Democrat as his vice-presidential running mate, this is the single biggest error of the campaign, equaling Thomas Eagleton in 1972, and surpassing by a wide margin, Pres. Ford stating that Poland was not under the domination of the Soviet Union.