Category Archives: The Russo-Georgian War

Big News from Denver and Bigger News Elsewhere

Monday, August 25, 2008, and the Democratic National Convention opened. Yes, pre-packaged hurrah-for-our-side silliness, but the first day had its moments.   The last Kennedy left standing, of the four brothers – coming off surgery to remove what they could … Continue reading

Posted in Cheney, Cindy McCain, Democratic Convention, Democrats do Something Right, Foreign Policy, History Being Made, McCain, McCain: Hot-Head, Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama's Convention Speech, Neoconservate Thought, New Cold War, Nouri al-Maliki, Patriotism, Post-Racial America, Race and America, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, Ted Kennedy, Ted Kennedy in Denver, The Russo-Georgian War, Timelines for Withdrawal, Withdrawal From Iraq | Leave a comment

Another One Bites the Dust and Most of Us Shrug

The friends of George Bush have a hard time – Blair is gone, and many Brits are glad of that, and that embarrassing buffoon Berlusconi got the boot, but as the Italians are an odd lot, he’s now back, even … Continue reading

Posted in America's Loss of Respect, American Imperialism, Bush's Personal Diplomacy, Bush's Personality, Choosing Allies, Defending Georgia, Diplomacy, Elitism, Foreign Policy, McCain, McCain the Warrior, Mikhail Saakashvili, Obama, Pakistan, Personality-Driven Politics, Pervez Musharraf Resigns, Populist Politics, Russia and Georgia War, Silvio Berlusconi, The Russo-Georgian War | Leave a comment

Winners and Losers

When you’re retired and living on your investments you do follow the markets. No matter how diversified you’ve made what remains of what you’ve made in the course of your life, when the market jumps a few hundred points in … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Obama, Conspiracy Theory, Defending Georgia, Economic Issues, Elitism, Foreign Policy, McCain and Doctor Strangelove, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, McCain's New Crisis, Mikhail Saakashvili, New Cold War, Paid Agents of Foreign Governments, Randy Scheunemann, Russia and Georgia War, The Russo-Georgian War, The War Lover | 1 Comment

Talking with Georgia about Georgia

Saturday, August 16, and things were no better:   Russian forces built ramparts around tanks and posted sentries on a hill in central Georgia on Saturday, digging in despite Western pressure for Moscow to withdraw its forces under a cease-fire … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement or Realism, Defending Georgia, Foreign Policy, George F. Will, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain, McCain Usurps Bush, McCain versus Russia, Mikhail Saakashvili, NATO, Rick Brown, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, Subversion, The Russo-Georgian War, The South, The Uses of History | 1 Comment