One develops an odd liking for John McCain over time—attenuated but not grudging. The Republican senator who once found virtue bombing Vietnamese rice farmers reliably brings clarity to purposes the foreign policy clique shrouds in mists of good intent for the sake of public consumption.
McCain has just made his second visit to Ukraine since December. And finally someone says it like it is. I hope all our liberal hearts, happy to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Washington and a legitimacy-challenged provisional government well-seasoned with ultra-rightists as they attempt to draw a complicated, divided country into the neoliberal order with one swift yank, come to some sense. It is time now. Cut it out with the Kool-Aid, friends.