U.S. Sen. John McCain visited a new Georgian military base at Senaki, Georgia, on Aug 28. McCain called Georgia the United States' "best friend," praised the country's contribution to military operations in Iraq and said that, like the Iraqi people, people in the breakaway Georgian republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will one day know "what it is like to live in a free nation."
Coming from someone who is very much a leading presidential contender in 2008 they make for some mighty interesting comments. But I'm curious about a few things: who's going to back them up? Georgian or American troops? Or perhaps U.N. Peacekeeping forcess?