"The Department of Defense is sending an assessment team to Tbilisi later this week to help us begin to consider carefully Georgia's legitimate needs and our response," said Under Secretary of Defense Eric Edelman.
"After assessments of these needs, we will review how the United States will be able to support the reconstruction of Georgia's economy, infrastructure, and armed forces," he told a congressional hearing on the Georgia-Russia conflict.
Undersecretary of Defense Edelman, it appears you didn't get the memo. And please remember: this is a courtesy on the part of one citizen who really would prefer that our foreign policy doesn't make the US look any more idiotic than it already does in the eyes of the rest of the world.
So, let me break it down for you.
As posted on the 27th of August from dailymail.co.uk:
"Military help for Georgia is a 'declaration of war', says Moscow in extraordinary warning to the West"
I would suggest, at least for the moment, that you take Russia's President Medvedev very seriously on this.
That you are even contemplating rebuilding Georgia's military infrastructure at this moment defies all the dictates of logic and true diplomacy in ways I just cannot get my head around.