From DefenseNews.com: Speaking just before the first NATO summit on former Soviet soil, Bush said in a speech at the University of Latvia the alliance would keep its door open to new members and hoped to issue additional invitations at its next summit in 2008. "Georgia is seeking NATO membership as well and as it continues on the path of reform, we will continue to support Georgiaâs desire to become a NATO ally," he said. "Bush Gives Strong Backing to Georgia NATO Bid" by MARCIN GRAJEWSKI, REUTERS, RIGA, Latvia. 28 November 2006 http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2386941&C=europe I don't think folks around here would have been pleased had the Khrushchev regime aggressively solicited Canada to join the Warsaw Pact. Just good clean fun at the expense of the Russian government. And it's not as if they could possibly hit back, is it?