Is Pooty-Poot the New Stalin?
The leader of the free world, whose administration did such a bang-up job of delivering humanitarian aid to its own civilians in New Orleans, is threatening brave little Georgia with the same treatment. This may be because Bush believes the country is named after one of the United States, or named after himself; or it may be because he and his puppet-masters want to go out with a bang that will drown out the whimpers of Iraq, Afghanistan, the American economy and all the rest of their delightful legacy. After eight years in office and five years in Iraq, the provisions of international law have obtruded themselves on Bush's consciousness, causing him to sanctimonialise that "all forces, including Russian forces, have an obligation to protect innocent civilians"; while his fellow Harvard graduate and military incompetent Mikhail Saakashvili urged the World Cop "from words to deeds". Accordingly, Bush has sent Condoleezza Rice to Tbilisi where she is apparently supposed to "rally a free world in defence of a free Georgia" after rebuking Nicolas Sarkozy for brokering a ceasefire which the international community had made quite clear it did not want. We're in for a jolly ride here, and no mistake.