US Lacks Influence To Help In Georgian Crisis

Posted by | August 12, 2008 00:30 | Filed under: Top Stories

Which is just as well, since Condi Rice is loathe to truncate her vacation to deal with the crisis.

Washington has little room for maneuver in the Caucasus conflict amid perceptions that it helped fuel the crisis by over-inflating Georgia’s hopes of US support for its young democracy, analysts say.

“This is probably a conflict where the United States would not be accepted by both sides as a mediator,” said analyst Steven Pifer, a former US ambassador in Kiev.

 What a great position we’re in.  This is the result of 8 years of failed foreign policies.  And we need Russia for some of our international objectives.

…Bush is acutely aware that Washington needs Moscow’s support on several key outstanding international dossiers including the crisis over Iran’s suspect nuclear program and moves to denuclearize North Korea.

Maybe Condi can get around to things when she gets back from the South Pacific.

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