"The Senator's goal was to be tough and smart," Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, "and so when the action (in Georgia) happened on Thursday, he immediately called for a ceasefire, condemned the unwarranted use of force by Russia. It was a bad crisis for the world. It required tough words, but also a smart approach to call on the international community to step in -- and I'm very, very happy that the senator's request for a ceasefire has been complied with by President Medvedev.”
Kaine, thought to be on Obama's short list for VP, was speaking to Fox News Channel.
Georgian officials, meanwhile, say that Russian tanks have continued to roll into the Georgian city of Gori, the ceasefire notwithstanding.