Comments: New Tomdispatch


Posted by Mike Meyer at September 2, 2008 02:06 PM

A couple more things:

1.) If you look at the history of Saakashvili and the military buildup since he took office, this war was clearly intended by the U.S. Russia didn't have much choice but to protect the ethnic Russians in Ossetia or lose respect throughout their empire. But it was also clear that Georgia was going to lose this war.

2.) The war was a loss-leader. It helps to promote the Cold War and all its expenditures past the end of the Bush regime. This will be necessary in case the Dems in power want to spend our largesse foolishly on healthcare, jobs, etc. It will also help to justify the pipeline through Afghanistan, once they get around to mentioning it to the American public.

Posted by Bob In Pacifica at September 2, 2008 09:52 PM