Some feel this Georgia situation is a big help to McCain, and they may well be right, but his belligerence towards Russia is unsettling to me. It points up one of his big flaws, at least in my opinion. He still seems to be reliving the Cold War and never misses an opportunity to posture as some sort of latter-day Ronald Reagan, staring defiantly into the face of the Russian bear. To me, this fundamentally misses where we are as a country. Why it is in our interests to go out of our way to alienate the Russians is beyond me. They can make life miserable for us by supplying Iran and Venezuela with advanced weapons and protecting them and other rogue states in the UN. What can we do in return? Get them kicked out of the G8? Even if we did, so what? They are one of the world's biggest energy producers now. They control the flow of natural gas to europe. They can thumb their noses at us and europe. The thing about McCain is he either doesn't seem to appreciate any of this or, if he does, it makes him even angrier and more likely to resort to force. It's not a matter of right and wrong. Were the Russinas wrong? No doubt, but I don't see much to distinguish this situation from the Kosovo-Serbia clash that Clinton and NATO intervened in. Why was it right for us to bomb Serbian civilian targets to force independence for Kosovo but it is wrong for the Russians to respond to a Georgian attack on a breakaway province with many Russians? Obama is naive and inexperienced and will expose us to far greater risk of terrorist attack than McCain. I could see McCain starting WW III however. What a choice.