The foolishness of Bush's war is now coming home to roost. Is there any doubt that the warring between Georgia and Russia is do at least in part to the US's agression in Iraq? If Bush had not so blatantly invaded and occupied another nation would not lesser countries have shown better judgement and restraint? Having committed our armed forces to this foolish mission has served to expose the limits of our military. Russia knowing that America, over-extended, fighting two intractable wars was in no position to do anything and so was free to take whatever action it chose. Bush's words of admonishment to Putin are indeed hollow. For Bush to speak of loss of national respect and international acceptance is the hieght of hypocracy. It's seams pretty clear that the new standard bearer of Bush's Neo-Con agenda of world monetary dominace, John McCain gave bad advice to Saakashvili when he gave his paid lobbiest the idea that America would come to his rescue if he started his own aggresion in South Ossetia.