Monday, August 11, 2008


Dan Eggen, Michael Abramowitz and Colum Lynch report today in The Washington Post that George Bush accuses Russia of brutal escalation in sending in its forces into South Ossetia to beat back the Georgians.

Report Eggen, Abramowitz and Lynch on Bush's statement:

""I am deeply concerned by reports that Russian troops have moved beyond the zone of conflict," Bush said. "It now appears that an effort may be underway to depose Georgia's duly elected government.""

I posted the following comments on the WashPo website in response to the article:

Bush should just shut up about Russia's intervention in So. Ossetia. He's the guy who sent 140,000 U.S. troops into another sovereign nation, Iraq, causing civilians deaths in the hundreds of thousands.

Furthermore, it is Russia that has the right on its side. Georgia started this bloody episode by shelling and firing missiles into Tskhavili, the capital of So. Ossetia, killing mostly civilians in their homes.If Georgia and its president Saakhasvili are so hot to get back So. Ossetia, then what did they engage in targeting civilians, a clear war crime on the level with Karadzic and Mladic. Did anyone in Georgia think instead of holding a referendum for the Ossetians, to see what they would like to do, i.e., belong to Russia or to Georgia.So in view of the harsh and criminal action of Georgia in targeting civilians with bombs and missiles, how can Bush take Georgia's side and condemn Russia for rushing in and trying to protect Russian civilians.

This whole Bush foreign policy is unreasonable and based on personal likings or dislikings. Can't he just shut up?

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