Friday, August 8, 2008

South Ossetia

So last night I was called in to the UN for an emergency 11pm meeting of the Security Council on Georgia. The Russian delegation sought to pass the world's shortest Council statement ever, but the US still managed to find something wrong with it (they wouldn't accept a call for both parties to "renounce the use of force"). Russia wouldn't accept the US's proposed changes, so no text. And I stayed up 'til 1am for diddly-squat.

But, now that Russian tanks are rolling into South Ossetia, one must ask: what if George Bush's request for them to be included in NATO had been granted?

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