Given that we
violated Serbia’s territorial integrity in mercilessly
bombing the Serbs and stealing Kosovo from them to make an
Islamic haven in Europe, why should the Russians do any
differently in Georgia with the “might makes right”
precedent (“Russia: Forget Georgian territorial integrity,”
Aug. 14)? As we trained and equipped Georgian forces, we’re
provoking the Russians.
I would be much more careful if I were Condoleezza Rice.
Russia still has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world and we’re bogged down with our own violations of territorial integrity in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Instead of treating Russia as an enemy, we should admit our errors in setting these precedents and allow Russia to join NATO.