L. Graham and J. Lieberman, US senators | August 27, 2008
Russia's invasion is not only a threat to Georgia, it also questions the political order and values of Europe. ++ With American help, the EU has become “one of the greatest strategic achievements of the 20th century." ++ But now the Russian aggression is drawing a dividing line through Europe and separates the truly independent nations from those which are stuck on Russia's autocratic orbit. ++ Russian leaders should learn a lesson from their own history and realize that aggression just drives their client states towards the EU.