McCain’s Foreign Policy Adviser on Georgia’s Payroll

This post was written by marc on August 13, 2008
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

McCain, posing as if he were the president, declared “We are all Georgians now”, and practically declared war on Russia. But it turns out that McCain’s foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, is a lobbyist. His firm, Orion Strategies, an active supporter of advocacy groups supporting the Iraq war, has received $800,000 from the government of Georgia.

It appears McCain thinks this crisis is in his political favor as he marches out on stage to the music from the movie “Rocky” in a war he might have had a hand in creating, if it turns out the Georgian president thought he had the backing of the United States because of the money he was funneling to McCain’s campaign staff. Georgia’s president Mikhail Saakashvili twice mentioned McCain by name as if he expected McCain to send armies go to war with Russia on his behalf. Has McCain started his first war already?

No matter how you look at it or what might have happened the very idea that McCain’s foreign policy adviser is being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a former Soviet block government just isn’t acceptable. After the Bush administration lying us into the war in Iraq we can’t have another president who is in the pocket of a foreign government. Randy Scheunemann must go! And McCain has some ‘splainin’ to do.


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