When I want to get depressed, I do things like catch up on my International Relations reading, starting with What to Do With an Angry Bear at CNN, then continuing with the posts linked by this first Foreign Policy Blogs entry (all from last week):
Foreign Policy Blogs: Drawing the Line: The West’s Difficult Choice in Georgia
Washington Post: Another Hard Landing for Russia?
The Times Online: Georgia Wins a Gold Medal for Defeatism
Christian Science Monitor: Russia’s Payback
Der Spiegel: Serious Mistakes By the West
…and then I visit Fox News and see their lead story: a cat with four ears.