These guys are such clowns:
Condemning as unacceptable what he called Russia’s “bullying and intimidation,” President Bush said Friday that Russia must withdraw its troops from all of Georgian territory and said the United States would stand with Georgia in the conflict.
“Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected,” he said.
Tensions have risen sharply in the past 24 hours, as the Russian president and foreign minister made it clear they would support separatist efforts by two breakaway Georgian territories and as the specter of a resurgent Russia helped persuade Poland to agree to a long-stalled deal on an American missile defense system.
Stop it, or I will say stop it again and have the Democrats draft one of their patented strongly worded letters before complaining to the teacher about the bullying going on during recess. Putin has to be laughing his ass off at our incompetence and impotence.
If you really think Georgia is a vital national interest, and this is the best you can come up with, wouldn’t we be better served if we just said nothing at all rather than making idle and useless statements that only highligt how weak and inconsequential we are? Putin knows we are not going to go to war with him. We know that is off the table. So we really don’t have any leverage whatsoever if all we are willing to say is nonsense like this. So just shut up. We screwed up. Saakashvili screwed up. The Russians took advantage of it. Move on.