That’s what I mean by stupid. Comey cannot see his motives or his actions from any point of view other than his own.
You will not find Trump’s decoder ring, nor will you find evidence of a deep, traitorous plot. You can only look back with this president, not ahead. The view out the rear window may not be pleasant, but neither is it inconsistent. Trump likes and admires Putin.
The U. S. mishandled this conflict from the start. You can make that judgment without any reference to international law. You only need common sense.
I haven’t seen an actual plan anywhere. Let’s put Kerry and Trump in a room together with Putin, and see if they can come up with something. That would be a trip. President ‘yeah we have a problem here’ Obama may drop by occasionally to see how they’re doing.
The world needs leadership from a source that stands for just and free interactions, but people under threats of force see no candidates. Where will ethical leadership originate? What authoritative and respected state, acting with integrity, could possibly restore peace at this point?
Solid, plainly stated wisdom from our chess team captain holds as well for international conflict: play the position on the board. Find the best move. If you lose the current game, you can set up the pieces and play again. Many players have won when they thought they might lose, if they just find the best move at each turn. You cannot let difficult situations make you discouraged, reckless, or over-cautious. Counter your opponent’s initiatives; develop initiatives of your own. Never give up, until you have a clear outcome. These lessons apply to successful competition in chess, and to successful competition in war.
Russia invaded Ukraine yesterday. What was the headline in Reuters? Ukrainian prime minister Poroshenko accuses Russia of invading Ukraine. The …