THESE ARE TROUBLING TIMES:Air attacks over Georgia intensified on Saturday, as Russian officials reported 1,500 civilian deaths and said their forces had retaken the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali.
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The Georgian city of Gori after Russian air attacks on Saturday.
- IRAN IS TRYING TO GET NUKES;
- AFGHANISTAN ROILS AS PAKISTAN APPEASES;
- RUSSIA HAS ATTACKED AN ALLY.
WE CANNOT AFFORD TO TAKE EITHER A VACATION FROM HISTORY, OR TO GO BACKWARD, AND LOSE THE HARD WON GAINS.