As observed in today’s NRO editorial, the Russian response, upon successfully baiting Georgia, was “massive” and “quite manifestly ready to go.”
How could the Russians possibly have pulled this off so swiftly without extensive preparations and the marshaling of formidable amounts of troops and munitions?
Shouldn’t our overhauled, 17-agency, $40+ billion intelligence community have seen this coming?
Did we warn President Saakashvili against giving Russia the pretext Putin was looking for?
Michael Ledeen may have to fire up his oija board …