Georgia conflict is about oil, or more specifically its about the control of the oil pipeline that feeds turkey and europe. the one that goes thru Georgia is the ONLY major pipeline to Europe and Turkey that Russia does not control. the lust after it. and of course the West does not want them to have it.
of course CNN will spin it as about russian agression against a peaceful democracy bla bla, but its really just about control fo the pipeline.
and quite frankly if i were the EU i would not want Russia to hold me by the short hairs. its in the EU's interest for Georgia to maintain control of that pipeline.