Obama gives Putin cover

Obama draws an equivalence between Operation Iraqi Freedom and Russia’s invasion of Georgia:

Democrat Barack Obama scolded Russia again on Wednesday for invading another country’s sovereign territory while adding a new twist: the United States, he said, should set a better example on that front, too.

The Illinois senator’s opposition to the Iraq war, which his comment clearly referenced, is well known. But this was the first time the Democratic presidential candidate has made a comparison between the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Russia’s recent military activity in Georgia.

“We’ve got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies,” Obama told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. “They can’t charge into other countries. Of course it helps if we are leading by example on that point.”

It’s not just that Obama cannot see the difference between building a democracy and destroying one.  But even in the analogy were valid, it’s not at all helpful to be giving Putin cover right now.  Can’t he see that?

This man wants to be President of the United States.  Lord help us.

(Via Gateway Pundit, via Instapundit.)

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