But Russian tanks haven't rolled into Tbilisi - they appear to have stopped in South Ossetia. Hey, Putin how are you going to conquer the World when you refuse to conquer Georgia? Quit slacking off! Oh well, maybe Putin's just lulling us into a false sense of security before he marches on Turkmenistan. He's just like Hitler (or Stalin) y'know. Here's what he said on Thursday:
"Speaking at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin told CNN that Russia had to send its troops into South Ossetia to rebuff Georgian forces in order to avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
He also rebuked the U.S. administration for not having done more to stop Georgia's attack early Aug. 8. Led by U.S.-educated President Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia is the most enthusiastic U.S. ally among the former Soviet republics.
"In the interview with CNN, there were lots of tough but truthful comments," Peskov said. "But in the interview, you also can see a desire and readiness to cooperate with all countries."
And doesn't McCain care anymore? I thought "we are all Georgians now"? I guess Georgia doesn't matter now with all the important stuff going on -like a convention. Sad, one day "its the greatest international crisis since WW II"** and a couple weeks later its all forgotten.
**"My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War. This is an act of aggression." --on Russia's invasion of Georgia, Aspen, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2008