August 22, 2008 2:10am CST
This time, Bush did the right thing. We should funnel all the humanitarian aid and needed weaponry the Georgians need to keep those damn Russians out of their land. The country is being run by hard liners from the old KGB and NKVD and are acting like the old pigs that ran the Soviet Union. We ought to do all the things, actual and symbolic to support the Georgian desire for freedom and autonomy. Every time a Russian diplomat speaks at the UN General Assembly, the whole room should take off their headsets and turn their backs on the speaker. Anytime a resolution is put forth by Russia, evryone should refuse to second it. Freeze them out. One major exception...NO US combat troops. This may sound strange coming from a liberal Democrat, but I believe it's the right thing to do. What do you think?
22 Aug 08
Bush was even more stupid, if that is possible, than he usually is. Russia went in because Georgia had moved into South Ossetia and had committed atrocities. Bushes rhetoric is laughable. If, the West supported Georgia breaking away from Russia they should support the Ossetian people's struggle for independence. Instead Bush is just using it as an excuse to make trouble, try, as Americans have always done, to demonize Russia. Well, we in Europe should be crying for freedom for South Ossetia and telling Bush to keep his mouth shut, unless he can raise his thinking above that of the average window licker. Whilst we are at it, US has had long enough to sort its democracy out yet is still has a hopelessly corrupt electoral system. Clearly what is needed, now more than ever is a strong European Union, which could force US to lift its restrictive trade practices that do so much damage to free world trade and clean up its corrupt democracy. all the best urban
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23 Aug 08
S. Ossetia has been a quasi-autonomous region since the '20s. It has never been independent. It's referendums have been a joke; neither being recognized by anyone, including the EU. This is a civil war...neither we or the Russians should have troops there. I hope we're smart enough to keep our troops out. Just because it's a David vs Goliath siuation, it doesn't make the underdog right. Our concern should be that Russia doesn't glom onto Georgia and start forming another Soviet Union. We need to minister to the collateral damage and help a recognized state stay independent. Russia has been crossing swords with it's neighbors since the breakup of the Soviet Union...I don't trust them as far as I can spit. I have to agree on Bush being an idiot, though.
23 Aug 08
But Georgia's democracy is no better than your own hardly deserving the name of democracy. It is laughable, Bush's posturing is laughable from a European perspective, when he spouts nonsense about Russian aggression, whilst heading a hugely aggressive stance elsewhere. Just because US supported the independence of Georgia, for their own ends, doesn't mean they are right. Nor does US hatred of Russia mean they are wrong. all the best urban
23 Aug 08
And to be honest, who trust America, they have proved themselves treacherous. Shooting a British newsman (Not a friendly fire accident but a war crime) and then refusing access to British Justice. Nor is US free of Human Rights violations, perhaps you should acquaint yourself with UN reports on same. Lets have an end to US moral stances till they clean up their act and put there own house in order. all the best urban
22 Aug 08
Its a universal human nature that when his own arm gets hurt, he shouts but when the same man see someone else in pain, he has no reactions. This does not mean I am in the favor of Russia. In my opinion, every nation must have the right of freedom but you are absolutely wrong that Bush did the right thing. I do not think so that Bush has done something right in his 8 years of Presidency. Imposing two wars which were not required. A great actor and a stunt man whose acting and stunts are over now and he must go home, relax and may be end up in an old home.