Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said this is not the right time for the United States to carry out an agreement in made with Russia regarding nuclear energy. In an apparent move to punish Russia for its actions in Georgia, the United States made with Russia last May because the State Department insisted: “We made very clear that Russia’s behavior has to be condemned and there have to be consequences that flow from what it’s done in Georgia.” In other words, a war begun by the reckless behavior of Georgia’s president which led to reckless behavior on the part of Russia is going to halt an important nuclear agreement which would have given the United States access to modern Russian nuclear technology.
This is simply another example of the Bush inability to behave in a manner that leads to trust on the part of other nations. Does he really believe other nations will now trust the word of the United States? The entire situation in Georgia stems from Bush mistakes such as trying to get Georgia into NATO and building missile bases on the border of Russia.