Andrew Sullivan takes out McCain's perceived strength as a steady hand in foreign affairs and a deep undertsanding of the issues. Specifically, McCain's oddly reactionary response to Russia's invasion of Georgia last month:
If you sensed last August that something didn't quite smell right with the Russia-Georgia spat and John McCain's deep and passionate involvement in it from the start, you might want to read the always interesting Thomas P. Barnett. McCain played a role in egging on Saakashvili and precipitating a war that Georgia was always going to lose.
America's enemies know how to play McCain. And the result will be war next time as it was last time. Only next time, it could be a nuclear Iran.