He’s been there for a veryveryvery long time. I think he’s stuck.
What shall I do? Call the police? Bring him a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal?
NOTE: With egomaniacal Vladimir Putin already moving toward what could be the largest war in Europe since World War II, I felt some silliness was in order. (This piece was originally intended to end with my name.)
Putin’s doing so despite the unceasing, steadfast, and creative diplomatic efforts of President Biden and his foreign policy team, who have garnered widespread praise from both American experts and our NATO allies.
The President has accomplished an impressive feat in bringing cohesion to NATO after his predecessor in the White House did his best to weaken the Alliance. (That same guy may well have encouraged Putin by his destabilizing actions both before and during his term in office and since losing the election.)
I’m sure that Biden wanted nothing less than to be a wartime President. But his determination that we’re in a worldwide (and domestic) battle between autocracy and democracy has made it impossible for him not to act when Putin is threatening Ukraine–and democracies everywhere, including ours.
I hope the American people will stand with President Biden during these tough times. As he said, we can expect cyberattacks, higher energy prices, and even further disruptions of our already taxed supply chain.
My heart goes out to the Ukrainian people, the Russian people who didn’t choose this dastardly path, and all other innocent souls who’ll be harmed by the chaos Putin is about to unleash.