We all know that John McCain wants to give Russia a swift boot out of the G8. He said so.
This writer argues the same -- that Obama should stand up to Russia. I believe Obama would stand up to Russia. But what people don't get is it's all about language -- how do you communicate your message.
The language of yesterday is naming countries the "axis of evil." That's not going to accomplish anything. We learn that on the school yard, or we are supposed to anyway.
The U.S. can only lead by example. It can't go around changing every country's regime. Iraq has proven that.