If McCain has really been talking to Saakashvili “daily,” what advice has McCain been giving him? Did he reinforce the urgent advice of the State Department and the White House that Saakashvili avoid allowing himself to be provoked into giving the Russians a pretext for invasion, or was McCain encouraging the imprudence that handed Putin the victory we and the Georgians are now trying to recover from?
And is this really a good time for McCain to be sending his own delegation to Tbilisi? Isn’t that a trifle presumptuous? What happened to “one President at a time”?