Bush Calls for Halt to All Violence
Apparently "all" does not include Iraq or Afghanistan. Sorry, distant cousins!
Bush was only talking about Georgia, while Saakashvili has requested in the last hour that Georgia's Parliament declare war on Russia. It's a war they can't win. I hear most S. Ossetians like the Russians, more, so it would be like forcing themselves on an unwilling population. Hmm, maybe that's why George Walker is behind them? No, seriously, if America had spare military capacity, and it turns out Georgia's claims about how the violence started (very important to me) are true, we could do a little dance. Now we can do next to nothing. Realist speaking, Russia still has the 2nd most nukes in the world. Economy and trade speaking, Russia has industrial workers and a large industrial base, and tons of natural resources. McCain, though, wants to boot them from the G-8.
Will anyone ever clear up who actually started this incident?