Bush Promises Aid to Georgia, Talks Tough to Russia

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Grim-faced at the White House today, President Bush said an American plane is on its way to Georgia with relief in the aftermath of Russia's invasion. He said the Pentagon will launch a humanitarian mission involving both aircraft and Naval forces. In his statement, Bush said Russian troop movements are "inconsistent" with its commitment to a ceasefire, and demanded that Russia keep the supply lines open. Moscow has angrily denied claims that it's violated the ceasefire. Will the Pentagon's humanitarian effort require troops on the ground?  Will Washington try to punish Moscow diplomatically? We look for answers and also talk with top advisors to John McCain and Barack Obama.

Credits

Guests:
Julian Barnes - Wall Street Journal - @julianbarnes, Tony Halpin - Moscow Bureau Chief, Times of London, Masha Lipman - Political analyst, Carnegie Moscow Center, Robert Kagan - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Michael McFaul - Stanford University, author of “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia” - @McFaul

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton