I believe, since Georgia has stood by us for Iraq, we need to do what they are asking from us right now...airlift their soldiers out of Iraq so they can defend their country.
Bullet and I were discussing this today. The reality is Russia will destroy their nation. Even if we assisted in getting their 2K service members home. As an ex-AD wife
I am sure the soldiers in Iraq want to get home, but I am pretty positive that their spouses/parents/loved ones feel that they are now safer in Iraq.
Sorry, but I place this at the feet of Putin...he seems to be inching back to the Cold War Era. He wants Russia to be a super power again, and this is a way to do it.
Finally, let's be brutally honest, we have satellites, Georgia is a friend, I would bet my bottom $$$ that they knew what was coming and have been informed we can't help. I am also positive that our diplomats are speaking to Russia and getting nowhere! Let's remember what Russia has done:
1. Buying oil from Iraq using back door deals
2. Getting Cuba to allow them to drill off their coast, 50 miles from Florida
3. Putin creates a new position for him and handpicks his successor.
There is just no way we can get involved. I am with Zaphod. I am sorry for the people in Darfur, it is a horrible existence, but I am pretty sure the Kurds being gassed by Hussein wasn't pretty either. I still wonder why we got involved in Kosovo, this was was also known as the 1000 yr war, because that is how long they were fighting.
Finally the other reasons we won't get involved is b/c this is similiar to Afghanistan and Russia in the late 80s(?). We are not the world police. Georgia has not asked for our support.
What bothers me more is that if you watch the news, John Edwards and his affair is being given more airtime than this