Dick Cheney was here in response to the Russia-Georgia conflict. He was pretty up front about that fact that he simply wants the energy coming out of this country. And i guess he’s offering westernization as a reward.
UPDATE: There’s a new article on Eurasianet about the visit now that it has been written in history for a week or two.
The Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing anonymous Azerbaijani government sources, reported that Cheney became “extremely irritated” during his September 3 stop in Baku when his Azerbaijani hosts declined to make a clear statement of support for the proposed Nabucco pipeline.
Here’s the link. I’ve added the EurasiaNet website to the blogroll on the right side of the page. I’ve found it to be a good news source for the region.