A reader writes:

I agree with Pete Wehner's objection that any comparison between Russia's invasion of Georgia and our invasion of Iraq is insulting. One involved a nation moving troops into an area where it had long-standing and recognized national interests in response to an attack on an ally.  It involved limited civilian deaths and a cease fire was quickly signed and apparently honored.  The other was an unprovoked attack for the purpose of regime change and muscle-flexing (of course, other, false reasons, were fed to the population) which resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths and the long term occupation of a nation thousands of miles away. 

Andrew, what were you thinking?