[The big winner on Russia-Georgia is] Iran.
1. The neocons are so distracted by the new meme of Russia as Nazi Germany, they’ve forgotten all about their old meme of Iran as Nazi Germany.
2. The Bush Administration, attempting to save face as a result of its failed promises to Georgia, appears determined to shame and isolate the Russians. If they keep it up, it’s unlikely they’ll get Russia’s continued cooperation on Iran.
3. The Russians have every incentive now to cultivate the Iranians rather than sanction them.
If I were the Ahmadinejad, I’d be laughing my missile-photoshopping jihadist butt off right about now.
(Via Obsidian Wings)