Saturday, March 15, 2014

Weakness is despised


John McCain, in an op-ed in the NYT, says Putin’s “world is a brutish, cynical place, where power is worshiped, weakness is despised, and all rivalries are zero-sum.” John McCain, the king – nay, the tsar! – of self-awareness strikes again.

Showing his usual prescience, McCain thinks Putin will be overthrown by a popular uprising, if only Obama stands up to him.

I especially liked this line: “His Russia is not a great power on par with America. It is a gas station run by a corrupt, autocratic regime.” Again with the self-awareness.



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David Chappell said...

So, do we now call him John "the Pot" McCain?

Russia may be only a gas-station (in the British meaning of gas)but it's a pretty important one. Europe will be in a bad way if it closes down (or up).