ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- The Bush administration says Russian troops are beginning to withdraw from war-battered Georgia but that the pullback is not significant and needs to increase.
National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said the United States is seeing "early signs of some withdrawal" and that the pace of the withdrawal "needs to increase sooner rather than later." He spoke on Air Force One as President Bush flew from his vacation in Texas to a speech to veterans in Orlando, Fla.
Johndroe also said the United States does not agree with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SIR' - gay LAHV' ruf) that the United States or any other country has to choose between Russia and Georgia.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.