James Poulos has got your coverage of the Georgia-Russia/Ossetia War. [I don't know what the official title is going to be].
On Update VII, JP writes of Obama’s statement regarding the issue:
That puts him closer to the Bush administration line — that is, the line of restraint and evenhandedness — than McCain!
Further proof of my reverse Sidney Poitier theory of US prez foreign politics. Bush is moving to a quasi/de facto support of Obama’s view on Iraq, Iran, (Pakistan?) and Afghanistan, so why not on this one? McCain has consistently shown himself more hawkish than the somewhat chastened Bush of ’07 and ’08. And McCain’s long held crazy opposition/desire to saber rattle with Russia is well known.