Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, bent on getting the old
The reason the U.S. does not need to get involved in conflicts around the world like Syria, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya and now Ukraine is that we do not have a direct security interest in them. But mostly they are harder to understand than a Joseph A. Bank sale. You go in, get confused, spend a lot of money, and then realize you got nothing of value.
One could argue that Putin’s aggression in Crimea and now
None of these tactics will deter the cold-blooded Putin in the
Clearly, Putin will have his way with this ex-Soviet land via his proxy goons he sent in. Even Ukrainian boxing champ Vitali Klitschko ran scared. He left, citing his desire to spend more time not getting murdered. He was raised in the old
Obama is haplessly doing the right thing here for our war weary country. He admires Putin’s disregard for the rule of law, his use of executive orders, and his totalitarianism, but if it does not involve race, gay marriage, contraception, unions, golf, fundraising or dishing out entitlements, it bores Obama. He offered $1 billion to
Although it's the best news broadcast on TV, I do not like Fox News' neo-cons and hosts always trying to goad us into war. It’s easy to spew bluster and bravado from those opinion chairs, saying we should do something all the time and calling Obama weak. They remind me of a drunken "
This mindset of “do something, even if it is wrong” to assert our manhood has to go. In goading Obama into war, John McCain said the Russian aggression “is the most shameful thing he’s ever seen as a Senator.” (This from the man who witnessed pre-Civil War slavery.) We get it, Senator McCain. Bush would probably have dealt with this Russian problem by invading
Putin controls the Ukranian economy with his natural gas and, due to its lingering Soviet mindset,
For now, our economy is our strength —assuming Obama does not continue to drive corporations offshore with regulations and the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Remember, the
To remain an economic power, we cannot continue spending trillions on wars of choice and angering the world. We should trade with the world, not fight it. Marlboro cigarettes and Levi's jeans brought down the
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