- Jul 10, 2006
I completely agree that sometimes fighting is the right thing to do, but I'm not convinced we're at that point. Once we start shooting and Putin starts shooting back, there's a very real threat of World War III, and while I'm sympathetic to comparisons with Czechoslovakia, nuclear weapons significantly increase the ante. Even short of a nuclear exchange, I'm not at all sure we and Western Europe have the will to match Putin. If not, engaging would likely leave us worse off, not better off. At the very least, a shooting war would make Ukraine a much less pleasant place to be than it is now, regardless of who wins.The correct move is whatever it takes to stop nations from invading an allied country. If that's sinking every Russian ship, buzzing the ground troops with fighters or having a sit down with their leader, it needs to be done.
We tried the isolationist theory before and it did not end well for anyone. Sometimes you have to puff out your chest and sometimes you have to throw punches.
I know it goes against the pussified liberal teaching but...
Sometimes fighting is the right thing to do.