Bush, Rice, Are "Georgians Now" Too
With 5 months to go in the term of the worst President in the history of the Nation, a question must be asked - has the Bush Administration ceded control of U.S. foreign policy to John McCain? Which leads to the next question, is it really possible that John McCain could be a worse President than George W. Bush? The answer seems to be yes and yes imo. Condoleeza Rice, acting on behalf of the interim McCain Administration, talks tough to Russia in Georgia:
With Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice standing by, the Georgian president signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia on Friday. Ms. Rice then declared that all Russian troops must leave Georgian territory immediately. Ms. Rice, who was in Tbilisi to show support for President Mikheil Saakashvili, said that “with this signature” there had to be “the immediate and orderly withdrawal of Russian armed forces and the return of those forces to Russia.”
(Emphasis supplied.) Rice has taken John McCain's statement "we are all Georgians now" to heart. The idea of the US as an honest broker is demolished. The US is now a partisan for Georgia. This is sheer madness. What happens if the Russians say no? What does Dr. Rice suggest?
In a news conference in Tbilisi that was dominated by Mr. Saakashvili, who bitterly criticized Russia, Ms. Rice warned of “consequences” for Russia over its military offensive in Georgia. Earlier, in Washington, President Bush condemned as unacceptable what he called Russia’s “bullying and intimidation.” He also said Friday that Russia must withdraw its troops from all of Georgian territory and said the United States would stand with Georgia in the conflict.
(Emphasis supplied.) It seems John McCain will be Acting President for the duration of the Bush Administration.
Speaking for me only
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