Georgia and the Utter Fecklessness of Condi Rice

One would have thought that having an ace Kremlinologist on board as Secretary of State might have helped America defuse this Russo/Georgian powder keg.

But apparently this resurgence of Soviet style aggression (re-birth pangs, perhaps?) wasn't enough to make Dr. Rice disrupt her vacation.

I do hope that this episode is the final nail in the coffin of the myth of Condi's competence.

PS: This is by far the most readable and intelligible primer on the conflict I've seen to date.