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Wouldn’t want to think we’ve got ourselves tied up with a loose canon in the President of Georgia.

President Saakashvili today told Georgians that the US military was moving in to take over control of the country’s air and seaports — which would be a pretty big deal since much of the country still appears to be an active war zone.

And about five minutes later the Pentagon said he didn’t know what he was talking about.

“We are not looking to, nor do we need to, take control of any air or seaports to conduct this mission,” said Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary. “The role of the U.S. military is strictly to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the victims of this conflict.”

John McCain says he’s talking to Saakashvili every day. What’s he telling him? Is he confusing the situation?

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