Saturday, August 16, 2008

Overplaying their hand.

This is Berlin airlift territory, if the Bush Administration has the guts and can spare the resources from its Iraq debacle.

Watson says one European diplomat said the Russian goal is clearly regime change, that Moscow wants to overthrow the pro-American, anti-Russian president, and it is doing that by isolating the capital. He predicted that with the railroad down and with the road blockaded, Tbilisi will start feeling the pressure of food and supply shortages in a matter of days.

It might also give Bush's reputation a desperately needed shot in the arm. Let's see if Bush can do anything more than bully around Third World militaries.