February 5, 2010
Bush's Cynical Georgia Gambit
Gregory Scoblete, RealClearWorld
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Politico's Ben Smith takes us inside the Bush administration during the Russia-Georgia war. We learn, not surprisingly, that they contemplated using military force to aid Georgia but wisely rejected it. Smith then brings up the debate over whether the Bush administration should have pushed harder to get Georgia into NATO. Georgia's NATO bid was ultimately back-burnered during a summit in Bucharest because of European reticence, but not after the U.S. signaled its strong support for Georgia. Smith reports:
Let's unpack this a bit. First, we know from Smith's report that the Bush...
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