Georgian President Honors Hero John McCain: "When Russia Declared War He Left His Election… While Others Hid Behind the Bushes"

John McCain says that Americans are supporting Georgia. We are Georgians today. Everybody is a Georgian today.”

Mikheil Saakashvili
Georgian President
Rally with Estonian, Polish, Ukrainian, Latvian leaders in Tsiblisi.
August 12, 2008

President Saakashvili singled out John McCain for his support of Georgia in August 2008 at a massive rally in Tbilisi.
The crowd roared!

Today Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili awarded Senator John McCain with the Order of Georgian National Hero at the Sheraton in Batumi. Saakashvili honored John McCain for taking time during his campaign to stand with the people of Georgia… while others hid behind bushes.
Isria reported, via Islam in Europe.

The President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili awarded Senator John McCain with the Order of Georgian National Hero at Sheraton Hotel in Batumi.

This is the person, who has lived all his life as a hero. He accomplished much heroism for the United States and for Georgia as well. On behalf of Georgia, on behalf of today’s Georgians and Georgians of free future, I award Senator McCain with an award of Georgian National Hero”, stated the President of Georgia.

The President of Georgia noted that one can find out who is a friend in the period of hardship.

Many people swore friendship to us, but some of them hid behind the bushes. This man was leading the main fight of his life, when Russia declared an open war against us. He left his election campaign, he lost several days and came to Georgia. McCain defended Georgia several times a day on different TV channels around the world. We must never forget it”, stated the President of Georgia.

Mikheil Saakashvili presented Senator McCain a pistol. A Russian General sold this pistol to one Georgian high official in August 2008 and said that this pistol belonged to a US pilot, who had been detained in Vietnam. The President returned this pistol to Senator McCain symbolically, who was detained in Vietnam during the War for several years.

“This is not only my award, it belongs to Georgians, to Americans. This will be the most important award among those awards that I have received during my life. I will keep it in my heart”, stated Senator McCain and once again noted that he supports Georgia’s sovereignty and independence.

OF course, we all know who was hiding behind the bushes.

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