President Bush’s comments on the latest developments regarding the Russian invasion of Georgia are not encouraging. After noting that Moscow’s forces were operating south of South Ossetia and were threatening the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the President said this: “These actions would be inconsistent with assurances we have received from Russia that its objectives were limited to restoring the status quo in South Ossetia that existed before fighting began on August the 6th.”
Now that is interesting. Mr. President, did you hold off speaking out and acting because of these “assurances”? Your reliance on Russian promises would explain your inadequate response to a clear act of aggression.
So, Mr. President, it is time to reveal your administration’s conversations with the Russians. What did they say? And when did they say it?