Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Well, this would be nice, if it's true and it sticks. It's a welcome distance short of the deposition of the Georgian government I was expecting. If this holds, it's because Russia's made her point; now, the ball is in our court. Do we just look at our shoes and commend them for their restraint, or do we engage in some serious military-diplomatic maneuvers to ensure this doesn't happen again. Admit the Georgians and Ukrainians to NATO, start distributing serious anti-tank weapons and artillery to countries along the Russian border, etc., send in a NATO force of, say, Turkish units and European spec-ops soldiers? There are a lot of different options. Let's hope we choose wisely.