Outside of the U.S., the utterances of Bush and McCain on Georgia are greeted with laughter, for they betoken a hypocrisy so ingrained it suggests insanity. The U.S. looks in the mirror and what do we see? Russia.
As Putin watched the U.S plunge into two wars in the Middle East, he saw a power vacuum in his neighborhood. He was playing old-fashioned power politics while his "friend" Bush was trying to remake Arabia.