October 8, 2007

A LITTLE HELP HERE?:

Georgia becomes an unlikely U.S. ally in Iraq (Andrew E. Kramer, October 8, 2007, IHT)

[I]t is hardly fear of Iran that is impelling the Georgians to contribute so significantly to the war, even as other nations pull out. As the United States is searching for allies, so is Georgia, a country that aspires to NATO membership as a security guarantee against a resurgent, oil-enriched Russia.

"As soldiers here, we help the American soldiers," Corporal Georgi Zedguidze said, peering out past the sun-scorched checkpoint he was guarding at a bridge over the Tigris River. "Then America as a country will help our country."

The United States supports Georgian membership in NATO, but neither government has formally linked Georgia's deployment in Iraq with this aspiration.


What's unlikely about this alliance?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 8, 2007 8:49 PM
Comments

I only appears unlikely to the mourners for THE FORMER SOVIET UNION.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 9, 2007 4:03 AM
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