August 16, 2008

Condi Rice went on the Sunday talk shows this morning to send out a little propaganda to the peoples on the Russia/Georgian front and she had the usual help from everyone. There wasn't much background on the US involvement that has fueled Russia's anger.

Kevin Drum and JPM has some thoughts on what actually happened. The Sunday Shows backed up McCain's position as much as they could and gave no context to Putin's response that I saw. (Please let me know in the comment section if anyone did) I heard Gregory read Condi a NY Times quote and it seemed like he was going to include real background on the issue, but that didn't happen.

As PublEuS says: Since when does the Bush Admin think international "reputation" matters a lick?

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Condi: ...this forward leaning modern Russia, well, you know, that reputation is frankly in tatters and so, that in itself is a significant consequence...

Yes, Europe grabbed a newspaper and hit Russia on the nose with it and said: Bad Russia, you're a very bad Russia. Stop making messes in Georgia...

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