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With Bush in Beijing, Cheney talks tough on Russia

President Bush was still in Beijing, having a great time. Between watching the swimming matches and doing his own mountain bike trek, the president gave an interview to NBC’s Bob Costas, discussing his “constructive engagement” with China (over Sudan, Iran and religious freedom) and Russia (over its pounding of the independent country of Georgia).

Bush said he had talked to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin, telling them the violence was “unacceptable” and seeking a cease-fire. He called it ironic that the Russian attacks occurred during a sporting event meant to “promote peace and harmony,” and he said he hoped the two sides could get their differences “resolved peacefully.”

Read the full article on Dick Cheney’s response to Russian attack on Georgia.