But I believe the numbers. I haven’t seen anything to suggest America has any interest in getting into a war over there. Sanctions, yes. But a war or troops etc? Nope.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham can go and fight for the Kiev neo-Nazi regime (and for Al Qaeda in Syria), no one is stopping them.
Jeeze, does everyone think the nukes disapeared with the wall or something? I don’t want to get into a military conflict with Russia over the Ukraine.
What does he mean by “even in the GOP”? The GOP opposed helping the Libyan and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and arming the Syrian anti-government forces.
After WWII and the Napoleonic era, I think few countries have any great desire to invade Russia these days.
An American ground war in the Crimea would be like a Soviet invasion of Florida. Long supply lines, low probability of success.
I like the way they use the word ‘plurality’ to describe the public’s less than 50% approval of Obama’s handling of the crisis.
When Bush was president, overall 48% approval was called what it is - a minority.
What do they mean EVEN in the GOP?
You’d have to be insane or stupid to WANT to get involved in a war in Ukraine or the Crimea.
Are there any others, like me, who are suspicious that Obama and Putin are really working together and that Obama’s objections are purely theatre???
Pretty much everything he has done in that region and the middle East has been to the benefit of the Russians, from taking down the missile shield to abandoning Iraq and Afghanistan, to the toothless bluster in Syria and encoraging (and probably helping) topple Mubarak. Now, the Palistenians, Zer0 thinks, do not have to recognize Israel’s right to exist. All of that plays into the hands of the Russians.
Just curious, but I think his “flexibility after the election” is showing. . . .
There are no ‘good guys’ in this situation.....................
why do they poll that way? Because there is ZERO confidence in THIS Commander and (choke) Chief to do it right . He will blunder and blather and get some of our folks killed and then distance himself from the entire matter and blame someone else for the failure .
Maybe it will take something HUGE , like that , for us to finally get rid of him without having to wait another 3 years . At what point does Congress go forward with impeachment ?
( answer : Dec. 2014 )
What does that mean “even in the GOP?” The Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War were all started by DEMOCRATS!! Look it up.
Liberal Rag and What It Really Said:
“Alert: War Mongers Deny Their True Selves!”
Liberal Rags being what they are, never expect the truth.
Here’s the truth:
1. The Ukraine is on Russia’s border.
2. Russia isn’t anytime soon going to be staging on the Arizona border to take back Cali, Az, NM, and NV from the US. Trying to stage on the border of a nuclear superpower is stupid.
3. Obama denied an ABM shield to all Russia’s neighbors...including the Ukraine. Therefore, Russia has automatic air superiority...supremacy probably.
4. There is absolutely no hope of a surprise attack in this high tech age UNLESS we’re talking nuclear.
Except among McCain, Graham, Cruz...
I wonder how much of the opposition is because everybody on the planet knows the Commander in Chief is a twit. I can’t see him doing anything but throwing away “the flower of our youth.”
Consider Afghanistan. The need arose for a “surge,” so Obastard asked Petreius how many troops it would require. “40,000 minimum or the effort will be a failure at a great loss of life.”
Obastard: “Here are 30,000 troops.” And then he’s shocked it fails and gets a lot of soldiers killed with his ridiculous ROE. I don’t want this Kenyan usurper sending US troops anywhere, at any time, if he won’t listen to his Generals. I’m disappointed the poll numbers against action aren’t a bit closer to 100%, Rats and Pubbies. All kinds of people have children in the service. Nobody wants them treated as cannon fodder.
Nobody I’ve spoken to thinks it’s rational to get involved beyond providing material support and assisting the Uks in arming up to prevent future forays beyond the Sudetenland.. I mean Crimea...
As history repeats itself we need to be reminded that weakness begets aggression. It might not be here, it might not even be in Asia but the bad guys are taking notes and reading the polls too and sooner or later they’ll act.
Hey Ukraine: you disbanded your military because we promised to protect you.
Bet you feel like morons now. :)
Can’t think of any compelling reasons to send Americans to die for Ukraine either.
NONE OF OUR BUSSINESS.
Our Narcissist in Chief is so jealous of Putin's popularity both in Russia AND here, that he's liable to pop a carotid artery...
I wonder how many Americans can even find Ukraine on the map, let alone want to get involved over there.
I don’t even want sanctions. It only hurts the average citizen, Putin the oligarchs have more than enough money to get around any sort of blockades.
Obama is just made that Putin made him look foolish on at least three separate occasions. This is just cheap vindictiveness on his part.