Bush Plans $1B for Georgia Ahead of Cheney Visit

Navy set to deliver more supplies; VP touts 'deep and abiding interest' in region
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2008 2:00 PM CDT
The USS Mount Whitney crosses the Turkish Straits on its way to Georgia. The ship is the third US Navy vessel the military said would take supplies to Georgia following its war with Russia.   (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
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(Newser) – President Bush wants another $1 billion in economic aid for Georgia, the AP reports. An announcement is scheduled for later today, even as Vice President Dick Cheney is continuing a tour of former Soviet states that will take him to Georgia tomorrow. Meanwhile, a third US Navy ship entered the Black Sea today, with aid cargo destined for the region disrupted by recent fighting.