Monday, August 11, 2008

Georgia on my mind

I haven't weighed in on the Russia-Georgia horror show mainly because I don't know enough about the region to have an informed opinion and there's a wealth of bloggers covering it, starting with my guys at The Newshoggers. They've been on the story since the first bomb dropped and have a lot of smart analysis and good links posted. Booman also has a good post up with a contrarian slant.

All I have to say is it's pretty clear that Georgia is being squashed like the proverbial bug and Bush did promise to stand behind them in their quest for freedom and democracy. Certainly we shouldn't send in our military but it would seem appropriate to make some kind of diplomatic gesture. But of course, we're talking about the Bush administration here.

You might think our president and his Secretary of State would be in DC, taking briefings on the situation. Even if we have no intention of intervening, it is a major event in the balance of world power. They might want to give it some attention. But no. In shades of Katrina, Condi Rice can't be bothered to interrupt her vacation to travel to the scene and attempt to broker a peace agreement. No word on whether she's shopping for shoes.

Meanwhile Bush is either moping in the stands at the Olympics, or bumbling around the field slapping the volleyball team's shapely butts. Pure buffoonery.

I'm beginning to think all those rumors about his drinking are true.

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