McCain, Obama agree on Georgia fighting

August 11, 2008 8:25:16 PM PDT
John McCain and Barack Obama agree on how to deal with the fighting between Russia and Georgia. Both want a multi-prong diplomatic effort and are warning Moscow that it's relations with the rest of the world are at stake.

John McCain wonders if Russia didn't feel freer to attack Georgia after NATO put a "membership action plan" for Georgia on hold. McCain and Obama both think NATO should reconsider that decision.

McCain also believes NATO's North Atlantic Council should convene an emergency session to demand a cease-fire, and begin talking about a peacekeeping force for South Ossetia.

Obama thinks the U.N. Security Council should pass a resolution calling for an immediate end to the violence. He also thinks a U.N. mediator should join efforts to try to end the fighting.

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