14 Aug 2008 08:50 am
It's very bizarre to read the neocons' speaking about Russia as if the Soviet Union were still in existence. Here's a classic slice of the mindset from Max Boot, who wants a third little war in the Caucasus:
It should be no surprise that Russian spokesmen are masters of the Big Lie–their Soviet predecessors practically invented the technique.
Condi Rice, who really should know better, said:
"This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia can threaten a neighbor, occupy a capital, overthrow a government and get away with it. Things have changed."