As bad as the bloodying of Georgia is, the broader consequences are worse. The United States fiddled while Georgia burned, not even reaching the right rhetorical level in its public statements until three days after the Russian invasion began, and not, at least to date, matching its rhetoric with anything even approximating decisive action. This pattern is the very definition of a paper tiger.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Bolton on Russian Invasion
John Bolton writes an interesting piece on the ineptitude of U.S. foreign policy as it pertains to the Russian invasion of Georgia .