Sunday, August 10, 2008
Russia v. Georgia, August 2008. There are those who say that the world in general and the U.S. in particular isn't paying enough attention because we're distracted by the Beijing Olympics. I can't speak for the world, but my observation is that here in the U.S., people just aren't that interested (as long as it doesn't affect oil prices).
After nearly seven years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, terrorist attacks in New York, London, Madrid, India and elsewhere, and the heartbreaking situations in Darfur and elsewhere in Africa, our compassion and outrage over war are nearly tapped out.
But to the people of the Republic of Georgia, the suffering is real, profound and imminent.
Oh, by the way, here's your president, um, admiring the "Olympic spirit":
Go ahead, Mr. President, you know you want to smack it.
Can't a President get some love?