Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Relief as Georgia crisis ends

There was relief in newsrooms across the English-speaking world as Russia appeared to be ending its military operations against Georgia today. "There are only so many Georgia songs we can reference in our headlines, said foreign affairs analyst Judith Barnett. "Georgia On My Mind, obviously, and Midnight Train To Georgia. You can even use variations on Rainy Night In Georgia, but the longer the crisis went on, the more likely it was that people would intervene inappropriately. One colleague of mine at the Daily Record was toying with I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) From Tbilisi, which just about works, but we heard of a report that the United States was considering invoking its Nuclear Umbrella - ella - ella, which would have been catastrophic."

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