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Bush Orders Military to Deliver Aid to Georgia
Fox News ^ | 08-13-08

Posted on 08/13/2008 11:52:34 AM PDT by MNJohnnie

President Bush has directed the U.S. military to lead a humanitarian mission to Georgia where tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes following a Russian invasion last week that has been described by Georgia's president as an "ethnic cleansing."

A U.S. C-17 aircraft with humanitarian supplies already has arrived in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi and another C-17 will arrive there Thursday with additional medical and humanitarian aid, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said after the president's announcement.

Speaking from the White House Rose Garden with Defense Secretary Bob Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Bush said the aid mission will be "vigorous and ongoing." He warned Russia not to interfere.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bush; geopolitics; georgia; humanitarianrelief; notbreaking; oldnews; putinisevil; russia; supportthetroops; usmilitary; war
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God bless then and protect them.
1 posted on 08/13/2008 11:52:34 AM PDT by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie

Amen to that.


2 posted on 08/13/2008 11:53:42 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: MNJohnnie

Wonder how long before Mother Russia sees this as “U.S. Aggression?”

I’ll add a, “God Bless Our Military” as well.


3 posted on 08/13/2008 11:55:18 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: MNJohnnie
How about putting in some military aid destined for Israel onto the same plans and intentionally-inadvertently unloading said cargo in Georgia?

I think we should do the same to Tibet as well. I don't know why everyone chants "Free Tibet"... a better slogan is "Arm Tibet".

4 posted on 08/13/2008 11:55:48 AM PDT by Frohickey
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To: MNJohnnie
How about putting in some military aid destined for Israel onto the same plans and intentionally-inadvertently unloading said cargo in Georgia?

I think we should do the same to Tibet as well. I don't know why everyone chants "Free Tibet"... a better slogan is "Arm Tibet".

5 posted on 08/13/2008 11:55:52 AM PDT by Frohickey
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To: MNJohnnie

OK, so if it is so vigorous, why does it take a day to get a second flight in? And, why in the heck should we have to pay for supplies to patch up people and things that the bear damaged?


6 posted on 08/13/2008 11:56:58 AM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Now this is an improvement. We should have did this days ago.


7 posted on 08/13/2008 11:59:26 AM PDT by Maelstorm (John McCain is ready to be commander in chief)
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To: MNJohnnie

Anyone seen any aid from the EU or UN yet?


8 posted on 08/13/2008 11:59:51 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: ichabod1

You mean you don’t see air quotes around the word humanitarian? I do.


9 posted on 08/13/2008 12:00:50 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: ichabod1

Probably cause we don’t have an C-17 anywhere near there and it takes time to gather, load and fly the supplies in.


10 posted on 08/13/2008 12:02:26 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: nhoward14

Oh, I see the air quotes. I said on another thread that I wish we were sending in our “humanitarian” marines.


11 posted on 08/13/2008 12:04:26 PM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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"You mean you don’t see air quotes around the word humanitarian? I do."

So do I, God Help Us.

Does anyone else think that we encouraged Georgia to undertake a suicide mission by attacking S. Ossetia, just so that we'd have an excuse to go to war with Russia?

12 posted on 08/13/2008 12:04:40 PM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Onward!


13 posted on 08/13/2008 12:04:54 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: ichabod1

Because nobody else will.


14 posted on 08/13/2008 12:05:13 PM PDT by Righter-than-Rush
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To: Frohickey

military aid destined for Israel

Israeli lobby? Sometime, someplace a wacko liberals is gonna say this is a war for Israel.


15 posted on 08/13/2008 12:05:43 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: MNJohnnie
President Bush has directed the U.S. military to lead a humanitarian mission to Georgia
Terrific, the American fighting man once again forced to being just another employee of Meals on Wheels.
WTH is the UN?
16 posted on 08/13/2008 12:06:17 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MNJohnnie

Good! He should send military aid.

He is being tested by Putin and his responses are being closely watched by our enemies.


17 posted on 08/13/2008 12:06:20 PM PDT by sport
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To: MNJohnnie

Anyone watch a guy by the name of Tracy Dove on cspan the other morning? He is a “russian expert” and a “professor”. He said that, following Bush’s initial statement on the situation, we will not here any more from Bush. Guess the expert was wrong.


18 posted on 08/13/2008 12:07:15 PM PDT by Post5203 (Leadership requires vision. Our current cast of D.C. clowns has none.)
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To: Bokababe

No


19 posted on 08/13/2008 12:09:40 PM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Does America Need Another Jimmy Carter?)
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To: Bokababe

Of course not. IMHO, that’s like saying we bombed the Towers to start a war with Iraq.

Russia has done things like this all throughout its history. My Dad lived through World War II and has been telling me for years that Russia was just biding its time until it started trying to take over Europe again.


20 posted on 08/13/2008 12:09:59 PM PDT by nhoward14
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