dated material .... memory lane This week, Russia attacked Georgia, and President Bush delivered yet another stunningly belligerent statement to a foreign government, this time to Russia: "The US government insists that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia be respected." (AP 8/14) This statement continues a string of of Bush administration ultimatums and threats previously delivered to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Luibya, Turkey, Ukraine, North Korea, Venezuela and China. Yesterday the administration upped the ante by pledging anti-missile technology to Poland, incensing the Russians further. Not since 1940, has a US administration been so hell-bent on going to war. Of course a great number of US citizens (91%) are vehemently of the same mind, which is why Bush's popularity rating soared to 91% when he ordered the invasion of Iraq. Putin is in the same chest-puffing league as Bush, not to mention potential successor McCain, who demanded - despite his utter lack 0f authority- that Russia "unconditionally cease its military operations and withdraw all forces" from Georgia. He added, "In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations," forgetting that the US government invaded Iraq, fostering death and havoc in the Middle East for 5 years. If Obama gets elected, he is not likely to avoid confrontation either because McCain has tagged him as weak, so he will strive to prove otherwise. Today's politicians, at our peril, ignore the Founding Fathers' admonition to avoid foreign entanglements. So, whatever your proclivities, get ready for far more war risk in your personal life.