Too Bad Krauthammer is not one of Bush's Advisors
Charles Krauthammer, the Montreal-born pundit for the Washington Post has come up with a list of sanctions that would show Putin that the west actually has teeth, and will stand by its allies against naked aggression.
This is a must-read in Washington, and a host of European capitals.
"3. Dissolve the G-8. Putin's dictatorial presence long made it a farce but no one wanted to upset the bear by expelling it. No need to. The seven democracies simply withdraw. Then immediately announce the reconstitution of the original G-7."
And I'll add one more to his list: "5. Give Georgia and Ukraine immediate membership to NATO." Irreversible.
Edit:: Kicking Russia out of G8 needs to be permanent, or at least until such time as Russia changes its ways. If history is any indicator, that will be never.