Condoleezza Rice says Russia becoming isolated, irrelevant

Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 03:22 pm
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/09/18/rice.russia/art.rice.afp.jpgRice: Russia becoming isolated, irrelevant

Russia's policies are putting it on a path to isolation and irrelevance, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday.

"Russia's invasion of Georgia has achieved -- and will achieve -- no strategic objective," Rice said. "Russia's leaders will not accomplish their primary war aim of removing Georgia's government. And our strategic goal now is to make it clear to Russia's leaders that their choices are putting Russia on a one-way path to self-imposed isolation and international irrelevance."

The United States and Europe will stand up to Russia and not allow it to bully or threaten its neighbors, she said.
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cicerone imposter
Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 03:24 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Bush also said "the UN is irrelevant." I wonder if they understand history or the future diplomacy of the US?
Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 03:41 pm
@cicerone imposter,
The UN is not a nuclear power. Russia is. That's relevant.
cicerone imposter
Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 04:05 pm
No, those are two different issues involved. We are a "partner" and founder of the UN, and Bush said they're irrelevant because he couldn't get them to approve the war in Iraq. That Condi would use the word "irrelevant" against Russia has an entirely different connotation.
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 05:01 pm
Condaleeza is two eggs short of a dozen. She has as much cred on this subject as her bosses.
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