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There is no need to repeat the McCain campaigns nonsense about "vigilance" and "Russian aggression." Repeating the other guy's talking points means that the talking points are all most people will remember.

May I suggest something for the last two paragraphs along the lines of:

"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.  The McCain campaign's response has been just as swift and brutal in using this incident to conjure up a red scare.

October Surprise from Saakashvili and his paid lobbyist?"

This way, the McCain campaign is rhetorically put on par with the Russian "aggression" that has been so successfully demonised, without quite doing it semantically. It's a cheap psychological trick, but it seems to work for the bad guys.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 12:34:29 AM EST
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Thanks.  I sent the LTE as was last night in an attempt to meet today's deadline - but as usual it wasn't published.  It could still be, but Irish papers tend not to publish letters which very stridently attack the USA.  Trying to create a moral equivalence between Russian and McCainian tactics would probably disqualify the letter - as would any semblance of a conspiracy theory without hard evidence.  What I find extraordinary is the sort of guys McCain hangs around with - and how this doesn't cause him major embarrassment in the US.  The more links we can put "out there" the more we can expose the real agenda.

It's time I got out of this game....
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 04:47:28 AM EST
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In short, if elected, McCain will attempt to continue Bush's attempt to revive the Cold War. That's what I am getting from the signifcance of this breakout fighting involving Russia and Georgia. The key of course is Poland involvement in the Reagan defense shield, which was his way of continuing the Cold War.

May the bastard rest in peace. May the US military-industrial complex join him.

by shergald on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 11:48:02 AM EST
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