Monday, August 11, 2008

Guess Who's Calling for War?

No surprise here.

...In a news analysis on Sunday, the New York Times reporter Helene Cooper accurately captured what I gather is the prevailing view in our State Department: “While America considers Georgia its strongest ally in the bloc of former Soviet countries, Washington needs Russia too much on big issues like Iran to risk it all to defend Georgia.”

But Georgia, a nation of about 4.6 million, has had the third-largest military presence — about 2,000 troops — fighting along with U.S. soldiers and marines in Iraq. For this reason alone, we owe Georgia a serious effort to defend its sovereignty. Surely we cannot simply stand by as an autocratic aggressor gobbles up part of — and perhaps destabilizes all of — a friendly democratic nation that we were sponsoring for NATO membership a few months ago.

Sure enough, it's Little Billy Kristol, who argues "Sure, he's an SOB, but he's OUR SOB" to make the case that the Marines should be re-deployed north a bit from Iraq.

Kristol is reliably generous with the distribution of US armament and soldiers.

Except Kristol forgot to tell you that Georgia's prexy is, indeed, an SOB.

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