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Randy Scheunemann, Senator John McCain's senior foreign policy adviser, is a friend of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and was for four years a paid lobbyist for the Georgian government, ending his official lobbying connection only last March, months after he starting to work for McCain.   He also worked on McCain's 2000 presidential campaign after which he headed the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, which championed the US Iraq invasion.

In 2005, while registered as a paid lobbyist for Georgia, Scheunemann worked with McCain to draft a congressional resolution pushing for Georgia's membership in NATO. A year later, while still on the Georgian payroll, Scheunemann accompanied McCain on a trip to that country, where they met with Saakashvili and supported his hard-line views toward Russia's Vladimir Putin

Now, at a time when McCain's Presidential election campaign is floundering,  Saakashvili launches an attack on South Ossetia killing hundreds if not thousands of civilians and drawing the inevitable Russian military action in response.  McCain has now re-cast his entire campaign around "Russian Aggression" and the need to return to Cold War vigilance and values. - drawing attention to Obama's lack of experience and grounding in those values in the process.

It is not necessary to be a conspiracy theorist to ask the question: Cui Bono from the invasion of South Ossetia and the many who died?

"It's a mystery to me - the game commences, For the usual fee - plus expenses, Confidential information - it's in my diary..."
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 01:43:56 PM EST

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