John McCain - Georgia needs U.S. help in rebuilding, standing up to Russia
Putin pulled this thuggery off while President Bush was in China for the Olympics. That was a special degree of sacrilege the Left would have used against Bush if the tables were reversed. The Russians try to obfuscate by crying about Soros. Ther is a troubling Soros connection to the Georgian government but the real issue is that China and Russia work together through the Shanghai Cooperative Organization to undermine everything the US achieved between 2001 and 2008.
We should have given the Georgians the aid needed to blow the Salang tunnel in 2008. That would have trapped the Russians the same way Arik Sharon trapped Russians with the Egyptian 3rd Army in 1973.