Magazine article The American Conservative

It's All Georgian to Me

Magazine article The American Conservative

It's All Georgian to Me

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When Joe Lieberman (ex-D, Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (RINO, S.C.) team up to write an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, the results can't exactly be called bipartisan. After all, both senators are card-carrying members of the McCain Party--whichever one that is. Lindsey has been known to play porter for his Arizona colleague, while Holy Joe gets a prime-time speaking slot at McCain's coronation in St. Paul. Never mind a dime's worth of difference--in foreign policy, there's not a kopek between Loserman and Grahamnesty.

Their joint piece called for U.S. tax-payers--through international institutions like the IMF and Word Bank, in part--to foot the bill for "large-scale, comprehensive reconstruction" in war-torn Georgia, and "any assistance plan must also include the rebuilding of Georgia's security forces." Lest there be any doubt, that means "the Georgian military should be given the antiaircraft and antiarmor systems necessary to deter any renewed Russian aggression" in order to "make clear we will not allow the Russians to forcibly redraw the boundaries of sovereign nations."

Of course, all the antiaircraft and antiarmor systems in the world could not have done much for a 26,900-man Georgian military against Putin's 641,000-strong war machine. …

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