The "Thinking Brains" of Foreign Policy, continued

Does anybody else find slightly odd that Senator Biden wants the US to give Georgia $1 billion? What for?

Biden said the $1 billion would “help the people of Georgia to rebuild their country and preserve its democratic institutions.”

Ah yes, we all know that vast injections of foreign money have always helped “preserve democratic institutions”.

That said, I’d love to hear how he expects to do this – are we going to give them actual cash, like we did in Iraq (brilliant article)? Or perhaps in the form of military aid ? Or humanitarian aid? Or…?

There is definitely a situation of great need in Georgia (150,000 displaced, on top of the 1/4 million already displaced in the region) but promising $1 billion (just before the democratic convention?) is a bit fishy to me.

I have no idea where that figure came from… It seems disproportionate. He’s not really filling me with confidence, ahead of his possible nomination as VP in the coming days.

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