Last Tuesday’s Washington Post featured an editorial on the Ukraine crisis entitled “Making Mr. Putin feel the heat of sanctions” arguing for greater sanctions. This is a quote:
“The status quo in eastern Ukraine should not be acceptable to the United States or any European nation…… Mr. Putin has paid an insufficient price internationally for invading an independent country.”
That raises some interesting questions for our discussion tomorrow:
1. Which vital “US national interest” is involved in Ukraine’s independence?
2. Why is it OK for example to bomb Syria, Libya, and Serbia as long as we don’t put boots on the ground? Isn’t bombing a violation of national sovereignty?