You have always seemed to be pretty anti-Russia. I'm curious what your rationale is, long term.
First hand experiences.
Do you think Russia is a legit threat to anyone the US should care about?
Absolutely. Unlike Arabs, Russians are clever enough to pull it off but also not fratricidal enough to derail into internal faith-based conflict. McCain is actually right, in a stopped clock kind of way. If not for US, Red Army would be suntanning in Nice.
Frankly, I think the best long term strategy for weakening Russia
The same Western standards don't apply to Russia. Russia can and will invade and/or nuke you while being completely broke. All it needs is grain, oil, and uranium and all that is produced internally.