The same jingoes who smile at the thought of General William Sherman's scorched earth campaign through Georgia beat war drums at Vladimir Putin's ruthless campaign through Georgia. The same doves who loudly condemned George W. Bush for invading a sovereign nation tell everyone to shut up when we condemn Vladimir Putin for invading a sovereign nation. The same Putin who violently suppressed separatists in the Russian province of Chechnya now violently aids separatists in the Georgian province of South Ossetia. The same Americans who declared Kosovo a republic independent from Serbia decry Russians who declare South Ossetia a rebublic independent from Georgia. "The first casualty when war comes is truth," noted Senator Hiram Johnson in 1918. Hypocrisy, on the other hand, emerges unscathed.
We still carry the big stick. Wonder how President Obama would have handled the situation? Tea and a round of Kumbaya?
Obama would have employed his first-rate legal mind to find a solution.
I read that today. What a complete empty suit this guy is.
This post was just a muddle. If you're trying to make a point, I think I missed it. The conflict in Georgia is different from the Civil War; and it's different from Kosovo, and Iraq etc.
I don't think it's as simple as Russians are the bad guys who invaded an innocent, sovereign nation. Although I'm sure they will try to capitalize on the crisis to promote their own national interest.