Victor Hanson has a great piece on Russia and the choices it has made in this war with Georgia.
Here’s just a small taste:
The Russians rightly expect Westerners to turn on themselves, rather than Moscow â€” and they wonâ€™t be disappointed. Imagine the morally equivalent fodder for liberal lament: We were unilateral in Iraq, so we canâ€™t say Russia canâ€™t do the same to Georgia. (As if removing a genocidal dictator is the same as attacking a democracy). We accepted Kosovoâ€™s independence, so why not Ossetiaâ€™s? (As if the recent history of Serbia is analogous to Georgiaâ€™s.) We are still captive to neo-con fantasies about democracy, and so encouraged Georgiaâ€™s efforts that provoked the otherwise reasonable Russians (As if the problem in Ossetia is our principled support for democracy rather than appeasement of Russian dictatorship).
Found at Right Wing Nation.