Our shadow president, John McCain, has an op-ed agitating in the WSJ. Typically McCain, no details, just we should help Georgia and remind Russia who they are (have fun with that).
Surest sign the area is dangerous- CNN has sent Michael Ware there.
A Georgian diplomat is, tragically, beginning to understand:
“I’m talking about the impotence and inability of both Europe and the United States to be unified and to exert leverage, and to comprehend the level of the threat,” said the senior Georgian official, who had sat in on the talks between Mr. Sarkozy and Georgia’s president, Mikheil Saakashvili.
The Washington Post begins to point out the obvious:
Yet Bush’s statement, along with the moderate measures that came with it, served to underscore the limited options available to the United States, which has neither the wherewithal nor the willingness to enter into a military conflict with Russia on its territorial border.
The administration has proposed relatively little in the way of concrete consequences for Moscow if it does not comply with U.S. demands, focusing instead on Russia’s standing in the world and its perceived desire to be accepted as a major player in international organizations. “Russia is putting its aspirations at risk by taking actions in Georgia that are inconsistent with the principles of those institutions,” Bush said.
I predict that this editorial in the Guardian will be the most linked piece on memeorandum by the end of the day.
I will add more as I find it.