On the fifth day of protests, still 20,000 showed up in Tbilisi to protest their president’s mismanagement of last summer’s war…

If you can remember, he launched an attack upon the Russians in South Ossetia at the insistence of Karl Rove and John McCain’s campaign chairman, in order to create an international crises that was hoped to make Obama appear unready to hold the reins of power..

The ploy backfired all around, and especially in Georgia, where the Russians quickly set up a defensive perimeter and Georgia was left wondering who their president was representing… them? or an American political party half a world away….

His opponents say the 41-year-old leader has made too many mistakes to remain in power until 2013. They have a point.

The twenty thousand who showed up on the fifth day, is down from the 60,000 who originally protested on Thursday… That gives Mikheil some breathing room… In central Asia, protest are supposed to grow on succeeding days… not diminish.

The protesters are asking for Saakashvili’s resignation, but with diminishing turnout, it appears that will not happen… For his part, Mikheil has asked to engage in discussions with the opposition to obtain some form of resolution… Most believe some funding of the opposition is coming across the border from Russia… since no one has money in Georgia anymore….

Ironically both Mikheil and Barack got their original funding from the same person…. George Saros…

Today “State Department Spokesman Richard Aker told reporters Friday that the U.S. had no stance on whether Saakashvili, (whom the U.S. vigorously supported during the conflict with Russia last July over breakaway provinces South Ossetia and Abkhazia) should step down. Aker said any question of political leadership was an “internal Georgian matter” and stated that the U.S. supports the right to peaceful public protest.”

The current leadership has learned how NOT to behave from its predecessor… We are fortunate for their wisdom….

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