Most of the media have gotten this incredibly wrong, blaming the victim and absolving the aggressor. Ralph Peter convincingly shows why: Because it took months and even years to set up this invasion. Years, because Russian passports have been handed out to South Ossetians, so Russia could claim to be protecting its own citizens by invading Georgia. (Also see Robert Kagan's excellent article
in the Washington Post yesterday).
The liberal media, here and in Europe, simply are incredible. They are the Hitler appeasers of 2008.