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What’s Going On In Georgia?

President Mikhail Saakashvili, the poster boy for George Bush as what constitutes an effective leader in Asia, is claiming there was an attempted coup to overthrow his government by members of the Georgia military. A tank battalion supposedly rebelled and the president rushed to talk with its members, arrested the commander of the group, and announced another attempt to overthrow the man who believes in democracy has been thwarted. Naturally, Saakashvili accused the Russian government of conspiring to cause the rebellion– a “rebellion of a battalion” which ordinarily is not sufficient to overthrow a government.

Some opposition leaders wonder if there ever was an attempt to overthrow the government or whether this was simply a few disgruntled soldiers who were expressing their frustrations.