Tuesday, January 12, 2010

U.S. Sen. John McCain declared national hero of Georgia

RIA Novosti reports:

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili awarded on Monday the National Hero of Georgia title to U.S. Senator John McCain.

McCain, along with Senators John Barrasso and John Thune, arrived in Georgia on Sunday. The award ceremony was held on Monday in the southwestern Georgian resort of Batumi.

"The fact that a part of Georgia is free today is the achievement of our friends. It was the idea of freedom that stopped [Russian] tanks in Georgia," Saakashvili said. (What? Until now we had been told that what "stopped" the Russians was the glorious Georgian military and now we are told that the Russian tanks were stopped by and *idea*?! - VS)

The U.S. senator, who repeatedly expressed his support for Georgia during and after its August 2008 military conflict with Russia, told Saakashvili by telephone on the day the ceasefire was agreed that "Today we are all Georgians."
Commentary: clearly, the Georgians are "loosing it" and lunacy has become the hallmark of Georgian politics.