Fast Focus: 'What should the U.S. do to resolve the crisis in Ukraine?' Obama's weakness has ruined us

March 23, 2014 

What should the U.S. do to resolve the crisis in Ukraine?

Short of going to war with Russia, there isn't a lot we can do. Imposing sanctions will cause retaliatory measures by Russia that will hurt us more. And the other countries that could help with the sanctions won't go along because of their dependence on Russia for energy supplies.

The time for possible prevention of Russia's invasion is long past. When this president began kissing the rear ends of other countries' leaders, bowing to the leaders of other countries, refusing to maintain a strong stance in the world and apologizing for any perceived past American wrongs, Putin observed the weakness in this president and knew he wouldn't defend her. If I'm correct, we also pulled the missile defense system out of Poland, a further sign of weakness or surrender.

Didn't we also talk Ukraine into surrendering the nuclear weapons that were left on their soil on the premise that we would defend them against any and all enemies? So much for living up to our agreements!

-- JOHN FAULKNER, Richland

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