A Monumental Miscalculation

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/13/2008 12:00 am EDT

The war in South Ossetia is essentially over, and the Georgians have lost. This was Georgia's second attempt in 18 years to conquer the breakaway territory by force, and now that option is gone for good. So are the country's hopes of joining NATO. Yet sections of the Western media are carrying on as if the Russians started it, and are now threatening to invade Georgia itself.

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