Bush vowed Navy aid to Georgia too soon

Aug 15, 2008 WASHINGTON (MCCLATCHY) — President Bush Wednesday promised that U.S. naval forces would deliver humanitarian aid to war-torn Georgia before his administration had received approval from Turkey, which controls naval access to the Black Sea, or the Pentagon had planned a seaborne operation, U.S. officials said Thursday. Full Report

Oops. The timing isn’t exactly favorable for the US — not with Ahmadinejad visiting Erdogen yesterday and today. The article states that:

“The Turks haven’t been helpful,” said a State Department official. “They are being sluggish and unresponsive.”

Well, duh. — PID

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