I wonder if GW saw this when he gazed into Putin's dreamy eyes.
Putin obviously looked into Bush's soul and saw all hat, no cattle. Russia invades a U.S. ally and all Bush can do is whine like a little girl.
That's what happens when you're a debtor nation who's blown its resources on pork, entitlements, and bank bailouts, and whose military is overextended. You have no carrots or sticks to use when someone decides to play neighborhood bully.