Lindsey Graham Throws Saxby Chambliss Under the Bus

    Yesterday, Senator Jim DeMint issued a press release and letter declaring that 36 senators had pledged to support October 1, 2008, as “American Energy Freedom Day.” October 1, 2008, is the date the ban on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf expires. The 36 senators, writing to Senators Reid and McConnell, wrote It is our hope that Democrats and Republicans will stand together to | Read More »

    To Paraphrase John Edwards . . .

    There are, at the very least, two Andrew Sullivans. It is one thing to have changed your mind on the conflict in Iraq. It is quite another to do a complete 180 on the broader philosophical issues of the day without having even remotely laid the intellectual groundwork for having done so. The former is a respectable and understandable shift in position. The latter only | Read More »

    The Latest In The Russia-Georgia War

    Despite an order from Russian President Dmitri Medvedev for the Russian armed forces to cease their military operations, Georgia claims that offensive operations continue. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did; the audacity of Russia’s military maneuvers are matched only by the bluff and bluster, doubletalk and deception that the Russians are showing on the diplomatic and public relations front. The Russian government has done | Read More »

    Georgia’s defeat and America’s options.

    This piece originally appeared at joshuatrevino.com. What Mikheil Saakashvili began at his discretion, Vladimir Putin ends at his pleasure. The Russians have called a halt to their offensive in Georgia, and none too soon for the Georgians. What remains is the postwar settlement, and the American part in it. A look at the situation on the ground speaks to the Russian dominance of the little | Read More »

    The Golfing Statesman Face of Barack

    Fearsome Obama toadie Tim Kaine, VA governor and Veep hopeful, reminds us how this world works, now that The One has been revealed. It was a bad crisis for the world. It required tough words but also a smart approach to call on the international community to step in. And I’m very, very happy that the Senator’s request for a ceasefire has been complied with | Read More »

    The U.S. Cannot Abandon Georgia

    The United States must intervene in the current conflict between Russia and Georgia. We have spent billions training Georgia’s military and have done everything to assist that young democracy. Now in the face of outrageous aggression by Russia, President Bush is going to let that country be destroyed? If we allow Russia to seize control of Georgia and its valuable oil pipeline then all the | Read More »

    Where is Jim Marshall?

    Promoted from the diaries by Erick. I’m a little confused. Our allegedly conservative Democrat congressman, Jim Marshall, claims to support exploration for domestic energy sources. And yet, we’re now into the second week of the energy protest in the House, led by two of our truly conservative Georgia congressmen, and Rep. Marshall is still on vacation. Imagine the incredible message that would be sent to | Read More »

    Georgia/Russian War: Blame Obama

    General Wesley Clark had one thing right during his tenure as a general in the U.S. military. He understood the portentous nature of the Russian’s move to take control of the airport in Pristina, Kosovo at the end of the 1999 NATO engagement in Yugoslavia. He ordered NATO forces to gear up to prevent the Russians from taking the airport but was opposed by British | Read More »

    The Georgian Cease Fire and the Markets

    Reuters reports that the Russians have halted operations ahead of their meeting with Sarkozy, and have softened their stance on the President of Georgia’s resgination. Link The article tries to draw a connection between the collapse of the rouble and the Russian stock market and Russia’s cease fire. It’s an interesting point, since the tumble began when Russia launched its offensive into Georgia, and a | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 8-12-2008

    84 DaysUntil Election DayAugust 12, 2008 MI MORNING UPDATE: RUSSIA CONTINUES SLAUGHTER OF GEORGIANS…in an unprecedentedshow of aggression, Russian troops are indiscriminately bombing andkilling thousands of civilians in it’s attempt to wipe outU.S. ally Georgia.  The world in shock and can only stand byand watch, as the old Russian bear emerges, with KGB Colonel Putinin charge. Collateral damage?  Where’s the outrage??? Somuch for change.http://migop.blogs.com/blog/2008/08/russia-slaughte.html McCAINSTATES… | Read More »

    Quote Of The Day

    It is true that many Russians were humiliated by the way the Cold War ended, and Putin has persuaded many to blame Boris Yeltsin and Russian democrats for this surrender to the West. The mood is reminiscent of Germany after World War I, when Germans complained about the “shameful Versailles diktat” imposed on a prostrate Germany by the victorious powers and about the corrupt politicians | Read More »

    USA must Defend Her Ally Georgia

    The strong condemnation of Russia can go on and on they are meaningless now. Russia is fighting far into Georgia and is trying to oust an elected leader and possibly reclaim Georgia to Russia. Georgia has been a great friend to this country and we have done nothing to help them in their time of need. The people of Georgia are angry at us and | Read More »

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    What does Russia Want

    Originally Posted at Voices in the Wilderness Russia and Georgia have found themselves in military conflict for 3 or 4 days now and there does not seem to be any let up despite calls by The United States and the European powers (demands without weapons in the real world does little to change facts on the ground). The conflict will not stop until Russia has | Read More »

    And some days the bear eats you

    From the diaries by Erick. The Russian bear is awake from its hibernation. Russia’s response to the conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia was typically Russian – “disproportionate” – in the words of the Bush administration. The conflict, killing thousands and dsplacing tens of thousands in just a weekend’s short time, has serious implications for the United States, its newer friends among the former Soviet | Read More »

    The Gang of 10 Harms America, Not Just the GOP

    This morning on the radio I read EPU’S post, Kevin’s post, and Gamecock’s citation of Texas Ace’s comment. There is a common trait in each post that Texas Ace sums up quite well. By caving now, Saxby Shambles and Little Lord Fauntleroy, (as Doc calls him) have bailed them out of their predicament at the exact moment when the Republican party is on the brink | Read More »