What is worth dying for? McCain answers.

Freedom.

(We heard that from the other guy, too.)

We can’t right every wrong, but we can be a beacon of hope for everyone. (He gives another Reagan quote. No scripture yet, though.)

What would be the reasons to commit troops?

Our obligation is to stop genocide wherever it happens. We’ve got to marshal forces all over the world.

About Russia?

McCain’s saddened by a Russian re-emergence. Killing, villages being burned. 118,000 are displaced. Georgia is one of the oldest Christian nations. The president in Georgia is American educated on scholarship. We have to honor one of the most fundamental rights of any nation and that’s their border.

(Notice Obama didn’t get to Russia.)

McCain concedes this is also about oil and the pipeline in Georgia that Russia does not yet control.