Nov 26, 2008
Just as a disclaimer, I love Ukraine. I do. It's a beautiful country, the people are really funny and friendly, and I've always had a great experience there. Georgia, I hear, is beautiful and amazing, and I enjoy their food. However...
What is the US obsession with getting Georgia and Ukraine into NATO?! Today, NY Times reports that the US "has started an unexpected diplomatic initiative in Europe, urging NATO allies to offer Georgia and Ukraine membership in the alliance without going through a lengthy process and fulfilling a long list of requirements."
Georgia may have provoked a war with Russia and is clearly not the most stable of places right now. Saakashvili chews on his ties. The Ukrainian goverment has collapsed! And while they struggle to agree on how to form a government, the country is also divided on whether or not they even want to be in NATO. So why is the US goverment pushing for their membership? Why Condoleezza Rice? Why?