Stolen the Comment section on Townhall:
What is critical is the lack of information upon which Americans are being asked to form their opinions. Until Russia became involved, did anyone here even know South Ossetia existed? Did anyone hear a big news story about the attack ON South Ossetia by the Georgian military?
DId anyone know that South Ossetia was an autonomous unit for decades and that they have always wanted to remain aligned with Russai. Did anyone know that they voted overwhelmingly in South Ossetia to remain aligned with Russia? That those opposing Georgian control consider themselves freedom fighters?
I doubt it very much. But now people are howling about it without knowing a thing about it. They want to restart the cold war. They ignore the role of NATO and the US in the whole thing. It all boils down to "us good, them bad."
Ignorance is a bad basis upon which to form an opinion.