Fighting in Georgia Spreads

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Russian forces have moved further into Georgia's rebellious province of South Ossetia, despite Georgia's call for a ceasefire. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili ran for cover, saying Russian planes were flying over the presidential palace in his capital city.  Russia's Prime Minister Putin has flown home from the Olympics, but President Bush was still in Beijing when he denounced Russia's "disproportionate" response” to explosive hostilities in the region. We catch up with events and get the background on a long running local dispute with international implications. What are America's interests in a dispute between Russia and a former Soviet Republic? What's the possible impact on the campaign for president? 

Credits

Guests:
Paul Rimple - Reporter, Christian Science Monitor, Edward Lozansky - American University in Moscow - @EdwardLozansky, Janusz Bugajski - Director of the New European Democracies Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Steve Clemons - New America Foundation / The Atlantic - @SCClemons

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky