Russia's Attack on Georgia and the US Occupation of Iraq

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Russia claims it has started its pullback from Georgia, but its troops and tanks remain near the capital city. Sounding conciliatory in his latest televised speech, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili called for negotiations to prevent "the definitive estrangement of our two countries." It was his attack on the rebellious province of South Ossettia that provoked Russia's overwhelming response.  We hear from the scene and debate whether, after invading Iraq, the US is using a double standard when it condemns Russia's action across its own, international border. 

Credits

Guests:
Mark Ames - Senior Editor, PandoDaily - @MarkAmesExiled, Stephen F. Cohen - New York University, Victor Davis Hanson - Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Lawrence Korb - Center for American Progress Action Fund - @LarryKorb

Host:
Warren Olney