Mr. Medvedev’s claim of a Georgian genocide, after his own government published casualty figures of 200 or so, is deliberately preposterous; he is mocking the very idea of humanitarian intervention [bold mine-DL]. ~The Washington Post

Actually, the war in Kosovo already did that in making a mockery of the idea, which is why Moscow can use the same language and methods to dress up its power projection just as NATO did.  Medvedev has simply applied the same kind of nonsense to another situation.

P.S.  What does NAFTA have to do with any of this?