Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Too Good Not To Post

No matter what you think of Putin's shenanagins, there are two possible rational responses from the US.

1. Acknowledge that Ukraine is in Russia's sphere of influence, and shut up about it in public, and keep anything we say to Putin private.

2. Decide that we want him to stop, and do things that would make him stop, while leaving him options to withdraw without losing face.

The irrational response is exactly what we're doing. Whine and moan and complain and blather about democracy and borders, instituting pathetic ineffective "sanctions," making ourselves look weak, indecisive, unrealistic, and naive.  Way to go, Obama.

Thanks to Tremont Ellingson III for the graphic.

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