WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Russia's attacks against the former Soviet republic of Georgia have "substantially damaged Russia's standing in the world," President Bush told reporters Monday after returning from his trip to Asia.
Bush also warned Russia against trying to depose Georgia's government, saying evidence suggests Russia may be preparing to do so.
Bush said Russia's invasion of Georgia and the threat to Georgia's democratically elected government "is unacceptable in the 21st century" and has "substantially damaged Russia's standing in the world."
"These actions jeopardize Russians' relations ... with the United States and Europe," Bush said.
Bush to Russia: Reverse 'unacceptable' course in Georgia
Of course, these protestations would have a little more oopmf if Bush hadn't done the same thing to Iraq with even less cause. Just a thought...