Friday, August 08, 2008

Double-edged sword

President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili has a point when he complains that the west is not likely to pay attention to his country's near-war with Russia because of August distractions and the Olympics. But shouldn't he have thought of that before launching his own crackdown this week on south Ossetia? Maybe he thought the Russians would also be distracted. And that he would have the USA to back him up if things got out of hand.

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