This is the sort of thing Conservative bloggers might feel they needed to make up if Democrats didn’t really say it. It was Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaking at an event in a Boca Raton synagogue:
“I think Iran and Israel are a hell of a lot more important than expanding NATO to Russia’s borders. Why should we? What do we need it for?”
Someone in the crowd says: “Because they invaded Georgia.”
Nadler retorts: “So let ’em invade Georgia. It’s right next to them. Would we tolerate a foreign–a Russian army in Mexico? Which is more important to us Georgia or Israel, frankly?”
Another voice in the crowd asks Nadler: “What is more important to us Czechoslovakia or Austria?”
“That’s a completely separate kind of question,” Nadler replies. [emphasis Murdoc’s]
Seriously. If that was in a movie, Libs would be up in arms claiming the Democratic representative was portrayed unfairly and unrealistically.
Also, notice how he seems to be implying that the Russian attitude toward an independent nation on its border is understandable because America would have a negative attitude toward a Russian army in Mexico.
What? Where was this enemy army in Georgia that the Russians were opposed to? Why didn’t they fight back?
He can’t mean the US troops who had been there a few weeks earlier for training exercises, either. If he does, then does he mean that Russian ships in the Caribbean are justification for the US invasion of Venezuela?
UPDATE: Or Cuba?