Remember the man pretending to by President - you know, the bike rider? He promised that the US was going to send humanitarian aid to Georgia. Only - he never bothered to check first to see if the Turks would permit US naval vessels to go through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles that connect the Mediterranean to the Black Sea.
I'm sure that Condi Rice is happy to once again use her stock phrase "Gee? Who could have known ...?"