Credit where it’s due

Strong statement by Condi contra Russian demands:

“We will not permit Russia to veto the future of NATO, neither the countries offered membership nor their decision to accept it…We and our European allies will give our help to Georgia…. The United States and Europe strongly support the independence and the territorial integrity of Russia’s neighbors.”

We’ll see what kind of follow up there is—and this is after all, a piece published in a Greek newspaper—still, that’s the right note to strike.

I wonder if Госпожа Rice has mixed feelings about the return to relevance of her Russianist skills.