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March 3rd, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Senator John McCain: "This President has been operating in another world"

Senator John McCain slams the Obama administration for what he calls a "total and fundamental misreading of Putin and his ambition." While speaking to Anderson, Senator McCain offers some advice, saying he does not see a good military option for the U.S. in Ukraine right now.

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  1. cajpc

    I know it would mean so much to the people who live in the south and eastern part of Ukraine to have American politicians and peacekeepers visit to give them more support if I that they are presently pursuing. How would you feel if your individual state was invaded by a foreign country, and nobody came to your assistance? Ukrainian people are generally peaceful and simply want to be left alone. Now they are forced in the middle of a war between Russia, Europe, and United States - all of this over a warm water port that no one had ever heard of until last week.

    March 3, 2014 at 10:40 pm |
    • imnotsocialish

      First of all, USA shouldn't participate at all in this situation. USA is not helping because they want, they are doing that because they want Ukraine to keep with the EU and not with Russia, due to that Port (which is an economical port) that would create more tensions with the middle east, will make Russia stronger. America wants that port because of the economical benefits it brings to EU and USA indeed.
      Second, I don't think USA have the right to say that Russia needs to be punished with economic penalties, and so on from the IMF or UN, or to be taken out from the G8; when USA made the invasion/war into the middle east, and USA did not receive any penalty from anywhere.
      Third, we have so many problems, our debt is extremely high, there are budget cuts, the oil is rising, prices are getting higher, and DO YOU THINK SHOULD WE SAY A WORD? OR TO START A POSSIBLE WAR -AS MCCAIN SAID IT? "I DON'T THINK SO, WE SHOULD BE QUIET"
      Fourth, I feel terrible about everything that is happening to Russia, and is not the only country with problems, also Africa, Venezuela... and many more. We cannot have to be worry about all the countries, they have to learn how to do it, we can just point the way to follow, or the guidelines, that's it.
      ...Ukraine story, is not from last week. It goes back to the story of the Soviet Union.

      March 5, 2014 at 1:14 am |
  2. cajpc

    For those of you who do not have family in Ukraine, I want you to know exactly what we here in United States are thinking. My husband is in Donetsk Ukraine. He went home for Christmas to visit his family, and he is been unable to get a visa to come back to be with me in our home. He is now stuck in a political morass that it is unlikely that he will be able to get out of any time soon. He's scared to death that Russians will come into the city where he grew up, and take it over despite the fact that people in Donetsk do not want Russians to run their lives. All you keep saying to me on Skype is where are the Americans, where are the Americans. Whether we like it or not, America is the policeman of the world. Rulers/dictators like Pres. Putin of Russia must be stopped. He runs his country like this is still the 1980s Cold War, and that Russia still has a claim of being a super power. Is nothing more than a thug, and should be treated as such. Why do we give this crazy man such deference? People have said that he is "unstable": didn't Europeans say the same thing about Hitler?

    March 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm |

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