American intelligence confirms that the latest military actions in South Ossetia were started by Georgia and Russia’s position in the conflict was correct, says Republican California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. He said the situation reminded him of the Bay of Tonkin incident, which the U.S. used as a pretext for beginning the war in Vietnam.
"The Russians are right! We're wrong! Georgia started it, the Russians ended it," Rohrabacher said at a hearing in the House of Representatives.
This should be the headline blaring from every corporate news outlet.
Of course, it isn't and it won't be, because calling a spade a spade here wouldn't be ratcheting up tensions with Russia to create another cold war.
Also, if the Georgian government didn't believe that they were going to get some very serious US and NATO backing for their colossally stupid military misadventure, would they have gone ahead with it?!?
One has to think..... probably not.