"Speaking during a closely watched trip to this US-allied South Caucasus nation, Cheney also assured Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili that the United States was "fully committed" to his country’s efforts to join NATO.
"Georgia will be in our alliance," Cheney said.
The trip signals that the United States intends to continue cultivating close ties with Georgia and its neighbors even after Russia’s short war with Georgia last month – a demonstration by Russia that it is not afraid to use military force in what it considers its sphere of influence.
The United States is at Georgia’s side, Cheney told Saakashvili, "as you work to overcome an invasion of your sovereign territory and an illegitimate, unilateral attempt to change your country’s borders by force, that has been universally condemned by the free world."
"Russia’s actions have cast grave doubts on Russia’s intentions and on its reliability as an international partner," Cheney said." Jerusalem Post
Was there an agreement between Georgia and Israel for the use of Georgian airfields in strike(s) against Iran? Did the two Israeli or former Israeli ministers in the Georgian government have anything to do with that if it existed? What was Cheney’s role in this?
Cheney was in Azerbaijan after his visit to Georgia. He got a chilly reception. Annoyed by that, he declined to attend a dinner given in his honor. How rude is that? Rude.
Several people have written to state that my insistence on the virtual absence of constitutional power in the office of vice president of the United States is antiquarian at best, fantasist at worst.
I don’t think so. The argument has been made in these pages that history has moved on in the last twenty (?) years and now, irrevocably, the vice president is endowed by popular expectation and the demands of modern life with a magically enhanced role.
Rubbish! We don’t actually need a vice president. The presidential succession is well established in law. There are cabinet officers in charge of Defense and State. There is a foreign policy section in the NSC. There is not enough time on the president’s day? Rubbish. The incumbent spends half his day working out in the gym.
Paln is already talking about the McCain/Palin Administration.
Cheney is "cruising" the Caucasus looking to see what he can still do to promote the apocalyptic dream in his head.
This vice president has tried to make the argument that his unique office stands outside the normal tri-partite structure of the federal government, neither Executive nor Legislative.
Do we need this office? pl