Reading the coverage of the Russia-Georgia conflict, it's pretty clear that few actually understand the history of this conflict -- to some extent, myself included. James Poulos informs us in a thoughtful piece in the Guardian:
Read his piece to understand why it is we shouldn't cry for Saakahsvili, but rather his people who've had to put up with his strange penchant for bad strategy.
Fresh in my email inbox, however, is a press release from Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, condemning (and dismissing) Russia as harkening back to its ol' Sovietsky days:
That's too bad. While Georgia is no Belarus, it's certainly no Czechoslovakia either.
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