UPPING THE ANTI. . . .MISSILE: Austin Bay on the U.S. Poland missile deal announced today. I’m sure the timing’s just coincidence.

UPDATE: A reader emails: “For the record, Russia won the recent battle against Georgia but lost the war. The war is Russia against all of her neighbors. By continuously ticking off all of her neighbors, Russia is causing them to fight back any way they can. Eventually Russia will die the death of a thousand cuts. Russia’s thug economy won’t be strong enough to handle this war long-term, especially when energy prices drop.”