It ought not to be necessary to point out the differences between Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Mr Saakashvili’s Georgia, but for those blinded by moral relativism, here goes – Georgia did not invade its neighbours or use chemical weapons on their people. Georgia did not torture and murder hundreds of thousands of its own citizens. Georgia did not defy international demands for a decade and ignore 18 UN Security Council resolutions to come clean about its weapons programmes.
And unlike Iraq under Saddam, Georgia is led by a democratically elected president who has pushed this once dank backwater of the Soviet Union, birthplace of Stalin and Beria, towards liberal democracy and international engagement.
August 15, 2008
A reminder that shouldn’t have to be said