Bush says violence in Georgia is unacceptable

This is what happens when a country squanders all credibility and moral authority to throw stones and express outrage at another country's behavior: it is simply ignored. Bush has his Iraqi birds coming home to roost in the same nest he originally built.

"President Bush on Monday sharply criticized Moscow's harsh military crackdown in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, saying the violence is unacceptable and Russia's response is disproportionate.

"The United States is waging an all-out campaign to press Russia to halt its retaliation against Georgia for trying to take control of the breakaway province of South Ossetia.

"Bush, in an interview with NBC, said, "I've expressed my grave concern about the disproportionate response of Russia and that we strongly condemn the bombing outside of South Ossetia."

"On Sunday, Vice President Dick Cheney said that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered, and that its continuation would have serious consequences for its relations with the United States."
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j3b6xoPSXQAc5AoJwqPQit9OtitgD92FPIFO0

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and moral authority ? Bush has not built any nest in Georgia .

what a hoot

cogitate, I'm thinking more like Bush not having any credibility to influence Russian to stand down.

Bush has focused so much on pillaging Iraq he's forgotten there are other parts of the world that need "grooming", and this is the result of your president's neglect of duty.

After many hundreds of years the past is starting to come back around.

So many countries and lands, once absorbed by others, now want independence and freedom.

South Ossetia is one but one in a long line, soon to be a longer line, of actions from the desire to be free and restore a way of life and culture that once was and the dominant powers will fight the fragmentation and there will be loss of life.

The breaking up of Yugoslavia is a perfect example, while the world watched people were slaughtered over past grievances.

I took that statement to mean that Bush is bashing Russia for committing the same 'crime' that he himself committed by invading Iraq. Kind of calling the kettle black.

Why is it that the USA feels it's the country that needs to poke it's nose into other countries problems & presume to think we have to 'fix' their problems, or dictate how they should live? I think our country spends entirely too much money & energy trying to 'save & fix' the rest of the world, when really, most of it is not our business to fix - when really, our country is going to hell as it is.

Talk about hypocrisy! Read this:

"Putting the crisis between Russia and Georgia at the top of his agenda as he returned from the Beijing Olympics, President Bush on Monday said Moscow had "invaded a sovereign neighboring state."

"Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century," he said in a brief statement from the White House. "
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26142758

This guy and his minions are just evil two-faced fucks!

This guy?

It has been U.S. policy for decades to go into countries and use regime change when things are not going our way and then we install leaders who turn on us or on their own citizens.

All in our "interests."

went in. Georgia was not doing that . Apples and oranges. Georgia was independent before 1922 . Bush can't do anything but watch and fly in the Georgians from Iraq.

I'm looking at the armbands on the uniforms of the U.S. Military, and not anywhere on that uniform does it say "World Police".

It's only because of this president is it world-known that America is a bunch of meddling fools.

The hypocracy is entertaining to say the least.

The province's citizens voted for independance from Georgia. South Ossetia was absorbed into the Soviet Union, now Russia.

The Georgian government and Russian government do want the province to "break away", much the same way as Russia protested the disintegration of the Balkan region.

it is the slow unraveling of what was once and what could and will be now.

http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5577&...

Oil pipelines flow through Georgia.

"Russia is the dominant oil and gas supplier to Western Europe. For strategic reasons, Western governments have sought alternative routes to get Caspian Sea oil and gas to world markets. The BTC pipeline was built by a Western consortium, with major support from the U.S. government. Britain's giant petroleum company, BP, has a 30 percent ownership stake in the pipeline. "

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-08-11-voa65.cfm

Oil is a vital interest to all and what steps or actions the U.S. and Europe take if this situation escalates is anyone's guess.

Is this Bush guy for real? If you paid attention to Bush's comments he called Georgia a democracy. If Georgia wasn't a democracy, lets say a communist country, Bush would have said it was okay for Russia to invade. Bush is not a well man. Maybe the French should invade Great Britain. Great Britain has a Queen.

Remember when we had a Secretary of State that actually did something? Whether it was George Schultz or Madeline Albright …They were in the news nightly, working on world leaders to bring solutions to world problems.

Where is Condi Rice? She’s completely MIA, then again so is Bush…

Really a very sad group of do nothings…

I said long ago that we would rue the day that we invaded Iraq and set a precedent for this kind of behavior by nations. Well, that day has arrived with the announcement that "...Putin drew parallels between Saakashvili and Saddam Hussein. One could understand that the Americans had hanged the criminal Saddam, said Putin. But he added that it was a scandal that the US had a totally different stance in the case of Saakashvilli and had even provided eight aircraft to transport the Georgian soldiers stationed in Iraq to join the fighting in Georgia. So Moscow is calling for Saakashvili's head as a precondition for resolving the conflict -- and the West dearly wants a resolution."
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,571680,00.html

Bush opened a Pandora's box by invading a sovereign Iraq and this country will pay for his mistake long after the last American soldier leaves that country. Any tin-horned dictator can now invade another country at will and claim justification for it. This is not to mention the precedent set for things like torture. What a mess we have made of sixty-plus years of diplomacy and treaties!

that's exactly the precident Bush bestowed upon the world, and you summed it up nicely.

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