Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama & McCain, Then and Now

Barack Obama and John McCain Then:
"I think it is important at this point for all sides to show restraint and to stop this armed conflict."
Barack Obama's initial response after Russia sent troops and tanks into the former Soviet state of Georgia - August 2008

"Russia should immediately and unconditionally cease its military operations and withdraw all forces from sovereign Georgian territory."
John McCain's response to the Russian invasion of Georgia - August 2008
Barack Obama and John McCain Now:
"It's not productive, given the history of U.S.-Iranian relations, to be seen as meddling."
Barack Obama's response to the [rigged] election in Iran and the ensuing protests - June 16, 2009

"[Obama] should speak out that this is a corrupt, flawed sham of an election and that the Iranian people have been deprived of their rights."
John McCain commenting on the election in Iran, the ensuing protests and Obama's subsequent response - June 16, 2009

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