We don’t back away from our allies like a dog with its tail between its legs because we’re afraid of Russia. That’s not what we do in this country, or at least it shouldn’t be. Since when have conservatives been a bunch of Russkie lovers? Diplomacy is one thing, but those who say we should isolate ourselves sound awfully similar to the “let Europe have their war” types in 1941. We’re not perfect but we stand up for our basic beliefs. Georgia is an independent nation. Same with Tibet and Taiwan for chrissake.