By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report
If Russia's goal is to re-build an empire, they would stand a better chance with the ignorant appeasing socialists of Western Europe. But they never took West Berlin and they won't take back Eastern Europe nor Tbilisi, Georgia, thanks to the backbone of the 21st Century Truman, the conservative majority American voters and the United States military as well as the memory of tyranny in east of the Iron Curtain.
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and the heads of state of five other nations that had once been dominated by the Soviet Union vowed never to concede the independence they've enjoyed since 1991, when the Soviet Union was dissolved."The entire world is with us," Saakashvili told a crowd of thousands that thronged downtown Tbilisi in a late night rally.On the podium with him were the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.
With these concerns in mind, I have directed a series of steps to demonstrate our solidarity with the Georgian people and bring about a peaceful resolution to this conflict. I'm sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to France, where she will confer with President Sarkozy. She will then travel to Tbilisi, where she will personally convey America's unwavering support for Georgia's democratic government. On this trip she will continue our efforts to rally the free world in the defense of a free Georgia. I've also directed Secretary of Defense Bob Gates to begin a humanitarian mission to the people of Georgia, headed by the United States military. This mission will be vigorous and ongoing. A U.S. C-17 aircraft with humanitarian supplies is on its way. And in the days ahead we will use U.S. aircraft, as well as naval forces, to deliver humanitarian and medical supplies.
The leaders of five former slave states of the USSR master flew into a war zone to defy Putin's mafia dictatorship. If that doesn't reflect the character and will of their people, nothing can.
President Bush is sending in US military assets and personnel into the war zone a week faster than that Give 'em Hell Harry did to Berlin.
Russia may get an Ossetia or so, but Putin will get nothing else on its eastern border.
The spines of President Bush, America and Eastern Europe are too stiff for that.
God bless America, those in Eastern Europe that love America and its Liberty gift, and God bless President George "The Liberator in Asia" Bush, soon also to be revered as the preserver of Liberty in Europe/Asia.
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