US patience with Saakashvili may be wearing thin

As the autumn of 2008 approached, Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was sitting pretty. Then, on the night of August 7-8, he broke what Field Marshal Montgomery described as ‘‘the first rule of war’’. He attacked the Russians.

8th August, 2009

As the autumn of 2008 approached, Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was sitting pretty. Then, on the night of August 7-8, he broke what Field Marshal Montgomery described as ‘‘the first rule of war’’. He attacked the Russians.

Russian forces were ready and waiting, probably due to intelligence agents placed strategically inside the Georgian establishment. They poured troops through the Roki tunnel from North Ossetia and routed the Georgian army, whose only elite...

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