I wondered how we – the great American country that invaded Iraq and toppled the Saddam Hussein dynasty that we established and invaded Afghanistan, waging war in these and other countries for now more than seven years – would handle the Russian-Georgian conflict. Should have known that our politicians would have an answer:
Condelessa Rice explained: "This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia where Russia can threaten its neighbors, occupy a capital, overthrow a government, and get away with it," she said. "Things have changed."
And just what makes this any different than America's decision to reached half-way around the world to bring death and destruction to the Middle East?
Russia, according to Rice, overstepped its bounds by invading it's neighbor. Russia's brutal attacks in Georgia "calls into question Russia's suitability for all kinds of activities that it has said that it wants to be a part of," she said.
I can't agree more.
But, on what authority do we speak out against other countries who simply follow our lead?
I must have been asleep in the class when this lesson in logic was explained.