Germany Now Supports Georgia NATO Membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday reversed course and said Georgia would join NATO:

“Georgia will become a member of NATO if it wants to — and it does want to,” she told reporters before talks with Saakashvili in Tbilisi.

Merkel is a day late and at least a dollar short. The United States strongly supports Georgia joining NATO, but misgivings from France and Germany have prevented Georgia being awarded full candidate status.