Russia-Georgia Rules Sunday Talk Shows

People asking if 'Russia can be trusted,' Rice says
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2008 7:14 PM CDT
President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrive to speak to reporters at the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – The Russia-Georgia conflict dominated discussion on Sunday morning talk shows today, Politico reports. "People are beginning to wonder whether Russia can be trusted," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press. She also stated on Fox News Sunday and Face the Nation that Russia would face "consequences" if it breached the cease-fire agreement.

Also on today's talk shows:

  • Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili told Wolf Blitzer that Russian troops are "rampaging and going looting" as Russian leaders are "lying and trying to cheat the world."
  • Republican Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty praised John McCain's reaction to Russia while Demoratic Sen. Evan Bayh called it "bellicose rhetoric."
  • GOP Rep. Eric Cantor was hailing McCain's tax cut record when CNN's satellite feed died, leaving him alone for 2 minutes.