08-33 Chronicle; PatriotPost.US Yeah, thatâ€™s the ticket: â€œIf we had a stronger relationship with Russia, we could exercise strong diplomacy to stop this effort against Georgia. We should immediately go to the United Nations Security Council, condemn Russiaâ€™s action, and then get the Security Council to pass a strong resolution getting the Russians to show some restraint.â€ â€”New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former UN ambassador who should know better **Uh, Bill, Russia has veto power on the UN Security Council.
Obama saves the world: â€œWe should continue to push for a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate end to the violence. Itâ€™s a clear violation of the sovereignty and internationally recognized borders of Georgia.â€ â€”Barack ObamaÂ â€œ[Barack Obamaâ€™s] goal was to be tough and smart, and so when the [Russian] action happened on Thursday, he immediately called for a ceasefire, condemned the unwarranted use of force by Russia. It was a bad crisis for the world. It required tough words, but also a smart approach to call on the international community to step inâ€”and Iâ€™m very, very happy that the senatorâ€™s request for a ceasefire has been complied with by [Russian] President [Dmitry] Medvedev.â€ â€”Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Hope is alive: â€œAmerica isâ€”is no longer, uh, what itâ€”it could be, what it was once was. And I say to myself, â€˜I donâ€™t want that future for my childrenâ€™.â€ â€”Barack Obama