Sunday, August 10, 2008

Birth pangs of a new Caucasus

An interesting rhetorical experiment would occur if every statement issued by Russia during the war with Georgia was a repeat of statements issued by the USA in support of Israel during the Lebanon war of 2006. Today's statement by the White House calling Russia's actions "disproportionate" is especially ripe for such treatment but other classics such as "clarifying moment" and "permanent ceasefire" could also use another go round.

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