Georgia helping US and Iraqis in Iraq helped cause Russian invasion of Georgia, according to the New York Times.
The training given to Georgians "emboldened" them to "enter a fight it could not win".
Yes, Iraq is the "tar baby" the left uses to explain anything they want. All our allies have problems because they helped us in Iraq.
This despite the fact that the paper later admits:
Russia's bureaucratic and military groundwork was laid even before Mr. Saakashvili came to power in 2004 and positioned himself as one of the world's most strident critics of the Kremlin.