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McCain: Georgia conflict is the ‘first serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War.’

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Speaking at the Aspen Institute in Colorado yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that recent Russian aggression in Georgia is the “first…serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War.” McCain seemingly ignored the Gulf War, 9/11, and the Iraq War, to name a few:

My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War. This is an act of aggression.

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In July, McCain said Iraq was the “first major conflict since 9/11,” leaving out Afghanistan. Matt Yglesias has more on McCain’s inflated rhetoric on Russia. (HT: Politico)

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