THE INVASION OF GEORGIA: A STUDY IN HYPOCRISY
By a passionate observer
It is transparent hypocrisy for George Bush, in his impotent whining about "Russian bullying," blusteringly and incoherently to condemn the invasion of a sovereign third-world country such as Georgia when he is the author of a precisely similar invasion/occupation of another third-world sovereign nation, Iraq. His pretend shock and horror are vacuous and unconvincing. The Bush demand to "leave immediately" bears no resemblance to his own foreign policy.
So, when he spits and hisses his protests, he is only the object of pretension, satire, and caricature. For he states, in the most disturbing and blustering panic, how this invasion/occupation of Georgia is going permanently to ruin international relations. But even Bush's "selective sight" cannot ignore the parody of his protests, in light of his own rigidity and stubbornness in refusing to budge re the invasion/occupation of Iraq. If Bush is ever to achieve credibility-- and it does not look as if he will, anytime soon-- he must speak from a position in which he is not himself guilty of the charges he hurls against others. On this issue, and many others, he speaks with zero credibility.