We helped in Iraq – now help us, beg Georgians

As a Russian jet bombed fields around his village, Djimali Avago, a Georgian farmer, asked me: “Why won’t America and Nato help us? If they won’t help us now, why did we help them in Iraq?”

A similar sense of betrayal coursed through the conversations of many Georgians here yesterday as their troops retreated under shellfire and the Russian Army pressed forward to take full control of South Ossetia.

Well, should we do anything? We are certainly losing some fans in Georgia by completely ignoring their loyalty to the United States. Then again, it may not be worth pissing off Russia. I don’t know enough about this stuff to have an informed opinion.

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