May 7, 2014

Obama Must Go Big and Get Crazy on Russia

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

There has been much talk about President Obama’s “leadership” of late. All I know is that, if Obama wants it, Ukraine provides him an ideal legacy leadership opportunity. With one initiative he could simultaneously make America stronger, Putin weaker, the planet healthier and our grandchildren safer.

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