Bush Condemns Russia’s Invasion of Georgia

Even though the United States may be unable to respond militarily against the Russian Federation’s unjust attack on the neighboring country of Georgia, I am proud that President Bush made it amply clear that Russia’s invasion will not be tolerated.

“Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the twenty-first century,” the President said in a statement today at the White House after returning from Beijing. “Russia’s government must respect Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. … These actions have substantially damaged Russia’s standing in the world. And these actions jeopardize Russia’s relations with the United States and Europe.”

I hope the U.S. continues to put pressure on the Russian government to reverse its course in Georgia.



  1. batguano101 said

    Does this mean Russia is not our buddy any more?

  2. Evan Brown said

    I wouldn’t classify Russia as ever having been a “buddy”. The Bush administration has certainly attempted to influence the country by means of cordial diplomatic relations, but I think that Russia’s current actions have soured any prior warm feelings.

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