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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 13, 2008

Setting the Record Straight: President Bush Has Taken Action to Ensure Peace, Security and Humanitarian Aid in Georgia

     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight

The Wall Street Journal Inaccurately Claims The Administration Was Slow To Respond To The Conflict Between Georgia And Russia

The Wall Street Journal asserts that "U.S. credibility is … on the line as the Bush Administration stumbles to respond to the Russian invasion of Georgia.  So far the Administration has been missing in action."  (Editorial, "Bush And Georgia," The Wall Street Journal, 8/13/08) 

President Bush and his Administration have taken aggressive action, both public and non-public, to manage this crisis. 

Friday, August 8, 2008:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks several times with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and makes a statement calling for an immediate ceasefire. 

"Senior U.S. officials and I have spoken with the parties and continue to work with them to seek an end to hostilities.  The United States is working actively with its European partners to launch international mediation. We urgently seek Russia's support of these efforts."  (Secretary Condoleezza Rice, "Russia Move Into Georgia," Press Release, 8/8/08)

Saturday, August 9, 2008:

Sunday, August 10, 2008:

Monday, August 11, 2008:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008:

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