On Monday, McCain was giving a speech and trying to show that he'll continue Bush's foreign policy stance of not caring what any other country thinks about anything ever because that's what appeals to the Republican base. John Wayne!
"I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia. Apparently that is in reaction to the Czech's agreement with us concerning missile defense, and again some of the Russian now announcement they are now retargeting new targets, something they abandoned at the end of the Cold War, is also a concern."
The problem is, Czechoslovakia dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. Fifteen years ago! That was so long ago that John McCain was still with it. Though, in fairness, he was speechifying about missile defense systems against Russia, and that's an idea that hasn't been relevant since the end of the Cold War sixteen years ago.
But hey, old people say weird things now and then, right? You have to cut them a break, even if they're competing to run the entire country. Even if they do it twice.
"I've suggested a long time ago a League of Democracies and it's very clear that Russia and China and especially Russia will veto significant measures, which would impact the behavior of the Iranians. And I regret that and I regret some of the recent behavior that Russia has exhibited [...] including reduction in oil supplies to Czechoslovakia after they agreed with us on missile defense system, et cetera."
Mind you, McCain is running on his foreign policy expertise. ! !! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"I'm so old. My back hurts. Music these days, I don't unnerstan it. These computer boxes with the online, what's that for? In my day, Czechoslovakia was a country and we liked it!" Incidentally, that clip there is so old that when it was first aired, Czechoslovakia was still a country.
Anyway, rest easy, Iran. Even though John McCain talks a tough game against you, if he somehow manages to get elected, he's going to invade Prussia first and show that Kaiser a thing or two.