Today President Bush is sending American troops to Georgia on a humanitarian mission that will require a delicacy the Bush Administration is not known for. The situation between Georgia and Russia is not a black and white situation, but President Bush is a black and white sort of person. This situation has the earmarks of a return to a Cold War relationship with Russia and hopefully Congress will oversee the adventure so that we are not drawn into yet another conflict, one which would have the potential for even more disaster than the War in Iraq. Americans need to keep this story on the front page and Congress looking over the president’s shoulder.
Here’s an article from The Progressive from August 11th outlining the challenge American troops face.